From a couple of knobs to a 9.2-inch touchscreen with gesture control.

Much like the VW Golf has evolved throughout the years, so has its radio systems. Back in the 1970s, you only had two knobs and three buttons to play with, a far cry from today’s Golf with its intricate infotainment. The first one didn’t even have a cassette player whereas the current model can recognise gestures and play music from your phone without even having to physically connect it.

The Golf is one of the most popular cars out there, and it has been around for more than four decades. Nowadays it’s hard to find someone with a licence that hasn’t driven one of the seven generations of the beloved family hatch.

In he future, physical controls could be dropped altogether considering the current range-topping unit Discover Pro has already lost them. It’s just a big 9.2-inch touchscreen with a fancy glass design.

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