Mayflies, as it turns out, are a lot like cars. Admittedly, we’re not what you’d call scientists, but we did enough research to learn that these insects spend up to a couple of years hanging out below the surface of water bodies, developing and maturing, after which they break the surface. From there, the clock starts ticking, with death coming in as little as a few minutes or as long as 24 hours. The lifecycle of a car is much the same: years of development followed by almost instant obsolescence.
Given that kind of pressure, car companies are forced to frequently tweak and freshen their models to keep them relevant and competitive. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf is a perfect example, as it enters the fray with the same high-quality interior that has put it on the map, though now it’s accented by contemporary styling. Plus, in keeping with the hot topic of the day, there’s a more fuel-efficient version available for public consumption. The changes don’t ensure eternal life, but they do make the 2010 Golf a strong contender in a brutally competitive environment.
Photos courtesy of Volkswagen.