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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit

Beginning in 1978, Rabbits were built in the America. That year they received a 1457cc engine with an enlarged radiator.

The Rabbits built in Germany retained their round headlamps, while those built in the United States were given rectangular units.

For 1979, the Rabbit received a five-speed manual gearbox, accompanying the three-speed automatic. Powering the rabbit was an overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with a cast-iron block and an aluminum-alloy head. The engine displaced 1457cc and produced just over 70 horsepower.

In mid-1978, Volkswagen introduced a 'Champagne Edition' which included silver-green or rose metallic paint with a velour upholstery.

For 1979, prices ranged from $4,220 - $5,200.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2012

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1979 Volkswagen Concepts

Concepts by Volkswagen

Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
27,877
November 2019
29,218
October 2019
28,072
September 2019
26,947
August 2019
35,412
July 2019
31,188
June 2019
31,725
May 2019
35,702
April 2019
31,309
March 2019
37,092
February 2019
25,706
January 2019
23,074
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1979 Volkswagen Rabbit
$44,840-$109,806
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit Price Range: $4,220 - $44,840

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)103,479
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)77,009
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)974,140
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)981,471
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)1,064,534
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)129,779
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)1,177,106
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,123,575
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)1,061,940
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)268,751
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)955,355

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