Volkswagen Golf News

  • 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Peak power in the new Golf GTI is tipped to come close to 300 horsepower, or as much as the current Golf R.

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Aurora concept
    VW Golf GTI Aurora concept has hologram-controlled stereo

    Volkswagen is thinking of the future with a hologram-controlled 3,000-watt stereo system in its Golf GTI Aurora concept car.

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 VW Golf will introduce 48-volt mild-hybrid system

    Volkswagen announced the next-generation Golf hatchback will get 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, but it so far it's just for engines not likely headed for the U.S.

  • Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen Golf debuting in October 2019
    New VW Golf's digital dash previewed

    A new generation of the Volkswagen Golf is just around the corner and its digital dash has just been previewed.

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    VW Golf reportedly dead in US after current generation, GTI and Golf R live on

    Volkswagen is reportedly eliminating the standard Golf in the U.S. to concentrate on the performance models of its compact hatchback.

  • Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    400-horsepower VW Golf R reportedly back on the table

    VW previewed a 400-horsepower Golf variant in concept form back in 2014 but the car never made production. That might not be case for the next-generation Golf due in 2020.

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for a redesigned Volkswagen Golf, the eighth generation of the popular nameplate, has been spotted. The car enters production in June and should be in local showrooms early next year, meaning we'll likely see it as a 2020 model—unless VW decides to delay it for the U.S. like it did with the current Golf. VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany is expected to become the sole site for Golf production from the new generation on. Only VW die-hards will be able to tell the new design from the current one. New dual-element headlights with a hexagonal pattern feature up front. There...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
    Crank up the volume: VW reveals 286-horsepower Golf GTI TCR

    Volkswagen on Wednesday unveiled a tuned version of its Golf GTI inspired by the TCR race version of the car. It's called the Golf GTI TCR, and it was previewed by a concept at the 2018 Wörthersee Tour tuning fest held last May in Austria. The production version matches the concept car's...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Rabbit Edition hops into 2019 Volkswagen GTI lineup

    Volkswagen is digging back into its archives for a special-edition Golf GTI. The Rabbit Edition will join the GTI lineup for 2019. The brand hasn't released pricing or fuel economy estimates for the Golf GTI Rabbit Edition and note the vehicle pictured above is the 2018 Golf GTI. However, we do...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf R featuring custom color from Spektrum Program
    Order the 2019 VW Golf R in 1 of 40 custom colors

    Volkswagen will unveil a new generation of the Golf next year, the nameplate's eighth, but it might be some time still until the car's R variant is introduced. The good news is that the current Golf R is still a top option for buyers looking for a fast daily driver. And for the 2019 model year, VW...

  • Josef Juza owns 114 Volkswagen Golfs
    This man loves VW Golfs so much, he owns 114 of them

    Do you have a favorite car? Are you fortunate enough to own it? Josef Juza has a favorite car and it's the Volkswagen Golf. He doesn't own just one, however. Juza currently owns 114 Volkswagen Golfs. “When I sat in a Golf for the first time I just had the feeling that this car had been built...

  • Twin-engined Volkswagen Golf used to race up Pikes Peak
    Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

    It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

    Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch Golf R. It seems, however, that VW is eager to turn the Golf R from a hot hatch into a scorching one. And by scorching, we mean 400 horsepower. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen wants to push its own R brand to new heights. Currently, the Golf R competes with a hoard of hot hatchbacks. Ford cranked out the wonderful (albeit back-crushing) Focus RS, Audi is doing great things with its S and RS offerings, and Honda has...

  • 2019 Arteon R-Line Highlight concept
    Volkswagen bringing enthusiast-focused concepts to US car shows

    Volkswagen has prepared a traveling circus packed with five intriguing enthusiast-focused models. Each one has been prepared with a different sort of automotive fan in mind. These five models make up the bulk of VW's current lineup, and you can get your eyes on all of them if you live near one of...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept
    290-horsepower VW Golf GTI TCR road car previewed by concept

    Volkswagen's Golf GTI race car developed for the TCR International Series is about to spawn a road-going version. To be called the Golf GTI TCR, VW previewed the new range-topping GTI with a thinly veiled concept version on Thursday at the 2018 Wörthersee Tour, a tuning fest with a focus on...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Doing grown-up things with the do-it-all 2018 VW Golf GTI

    No one car can do it all, but the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes pretty close. VW’s hot hatch is almost as happy snaking through twisty canyon roads as it is doing adult stuff like hauling home lumber for a weekend project from the corner big box hardware store. Slap a roof rack on top and...

  • Scene from 'Edd China's Garage Revival' pilot
    Watch the full pilot for “Edd China's Garage Revival”

    Former “Wheeler Dealers” mechanic Edd China is back with a new show whose pilot episode went live Tuesday. Called “Edd China's Garage Revival,” it sees China doing what he does best: wrenching and hammering on old cars while explaining in great detail the key restoration...

  • Volkswagen 48-volt mild-hybrid system
    Next-generation VW Golf getting mild-hybrid system

    Volkswagen has already laid out aggressive plans for a future full of battery-electric cars, but the German car brand will also electrify nearly every vehicle in its lineup in some way. VW announced Thursday that it will begin with the next-generation Golf. Specifically, the eighth-generation Golf...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

    Automaker family portraits are like most of ours. See that mohawk in the back? That’s the Honda Civic Type R. The blue-face scoundrel flipping the bird? Hello, Ford Focus RS. Every family has someone bound for the pokey—even short stretches, but the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R skips hard time because it’s effectively the VW GTI’s twin. Sure, the Golf R hits the gym—not the yard—compared to the GTI, and it could be more fun. But in a world of wild wings and drift modes, the Golf R stands out because it doesn't go too far. It’s familiar and familial, so does...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour
    Next-gen Volkswagen Golf coming in 2019

    Volkswagen on Friday revealed critical details on its next-generation Golf during a presentation with suppliers. The automaker said it is spending $2.2 billion developing the new Mk8 model, which is due to enter production at VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany in June 2019. We'll likely see the...

  • 150 millionth Volkswagen delivered
    Volkswagen delivers its 150 millionth car: a Golf GTE

    The Volkswagen brand spans more than 150 markets around the world, and over the course of decades, it's finally delivered its 150 millionth car. And fittingly, it's an electrified (and rather sporty) vehicle: a Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. The brand delivered the milestone car in Norway, also fitting...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Volkswagen didn't originally want to build the GTI

    Could you imagine the world without the Volkswagen Golf GTI? While it's one of many options for those seeking practicality with a splash of fun, it truly was the nameplate that birthed an entire segment, which many of us like to call the "hot hatch." Volkswagen wasn't too hip on building the...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Report: Next-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI and R to be more powerful, lighter

    Thankfully, Volkswagen's wrongdoing and all associated bad behavior surrounding its diesel emissions scandal hasn't scaled back development for its hot hatchback offerings. According to a new report, VW's practical and fun hatches will go from hot to hotter. Autobild reports the next-generation...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour
    VW unveils 268-horsepower Golf GTE Performance concept at 2017 Wörthersee Tour

    Volkswagen waited until Thursday’s opening day for the 2017 Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest to release details on yet another hot hatch concept present at the Austrian event. Joining the Up! GTI and hybrid Golf GTI and Golf GTE SportWagen concepts at the event is the Golf GTE Performance...

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