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MkVI Volkswagen Golf GTI Convertible

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Convertible Drops Top In Geneva

Volkswagen currently sells a convertible version of its Golf hatchback overseas and now the compact drop-top comes in GTI performance flavor too. Today, the wraps have come off the new Golf GTI Convertible, just days ahead of the car’s official world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The... read more

February 29, 2012 by
Volkswagen Golf GTI 35 Edition

VW Puts GTI Edition 35 On U.S. Forbidden Fruit List: Report

When the Volkswagen GTI Edition 35 debuted at Worthersee in Germany earlier this month, there was much talk that the car could find its way to the U.S. to celebrate the 30th... read more June 20, 2011 by

Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville record car

Heard The One About The... 200mph, 600bhp Bonneville Skoda?

Whilst Skodas have never been sold in the United States, gearheads probably know a little about the Czech Republic-based subsiduary of the Volkswagen Audi Group and some of... read more June 9, 2011 by

Volkswagen Golf GTI 35 Edition

Volkswagen Celebrates 35 Years Of The GTI With 235-Horsepower Special Edition

Just five years ago, Volkswagen launched a special edition GTI Edition 30 to mark the 30th anniversary of the sporty GTI hatchback. Back then, VW was building its MkV Golf... read more May 10, 2011 by

2011 Volvo C30 2-door Coupe Auto Side Exterior View

Top Five 2011 Hot Hatchbacks

You could view the concept of the "hot hatchback" as the greatest compromise in the automotive industry. At least four seats (in most cases), space in the back, good safety... read more September 1, 2010 by

1985 Volkswagen Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen Mk2 GTI: Big Fun, Little Cash

If I had to take the phrase "big fun, little cash" and condense it into two carefully chosen words, it would have to be "hot hatchback." In the eighties, the idea of tossing... read more August 30, 2010 by

Volkswagen Golf GTI Adidas Edition

Volkswagen Prepping Golf GTI Excessive And Adidas Concepts

Earlier this week we brought you details of seven new customized Audi A1 hatchbacks that will be on display at the upcoming Wörthersee Tour 2010 and now we have the first... read more May 7, 2010 by

Mini Cooper S JCW And Volkswagen GTI

Hot Hatch Rivalry: MINI Cooper S vs Volkswagen GTI

 Ask a gear head what was the first “hot hatchback,” the majority of them will answer with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was first produced in 1976 but didn’t reach... read more March 26, 2010 by

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Greenest Hot Hatch?

The front-wheel-drive Volkswagen GTI is a blast to drive. It’s fun slow, it’s fun fast. It’s a lot like a MINI Cooper in that regard, but less cute, way more practical... read more February 2, 2010 by

2010 VW GTI App Store Launch

VW Launches 2010 GTI With iPhone and iPod Touch App

In Pebble Beach, we saw the 2011 Infiniti M become the first car launched "virtually," thanks to a high-tech projection display system. Today, Volkswagen is the first... read more October 22, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is finally making its way to the U.S. in Mark VI form, and though it's down 10 horsepower on its international-spec doppelganger, it's actually... read more October 6, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Mark VI Golf GTI

VW Golf GTD diesel sports hatch hits the market

Late last year, reports emerged claiming Volkswagen was working on three separate sports-oriented versions of the popular Golf hatchback. The first of these we've already... read more June 8, 2009 by

vw golf gti street 001

VW apprentices build 301hp Golf GTI Street

Custom-tuned turbocharged four-cylinder hatches are pretty common fare anywhere in the world. But it's not every day that a handful of young apprentices at one of the world's... read more May 21, 2009 by

PPI Razor GTR Audi R8 live

PPI unveils Razor GTR Audi R8 at Top Marques Monaco

Following the unveiling of the original ‘Razor’ Audi R8 at the Essen Motor Show last year, German tuning firm PPI Automotive Design GmbH has unveiled an even more... read more May 4, 2009 by

Mark VI VW Golf

Volkswagen makes switch from Rabbit to Golf official

Volkswagen’s Mark VI Golf hatchback will lose the Rabbit nameplate when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. VW of America decided to bring back the Rabbit... read more March 30, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI production version

Volkswagen launches Golf GTI in Europe, U.S. sales start this Summer

At last year’s Paris Motor Show Volkswagen unveiled a thinly disguised 'concept' of the Mark VI Golf GTI, the latest iteration of one of the most acclaimed hot hatches... read more March 23, 2009 by


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