Volkswagen Golf News

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

    When the eighth-generation 2020 Volkswagen Golf goes on sale, the German brand plans to electrify the staple model in its lineup. On Thursday, VW announced the next Golf will introduce 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. It will be the first time for 48-volt technology in the Golf, though not the first electrified Golf. That honor goes to the electric eGolf, which arrived for 2015. Specifically meant for Europe, the hatchback will couple the mild-hybrid system with either the 1.0-liter inline-3 or the 1.5-liter inline-4 for improved fuel efficiency. VW does not currently offer either of these...

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

    Volkswagen is slated to unveil a redesigned Golf in October and the automaker has previewed the car's high-tech interior with a teaser sketch. Tucked away in a document outlining the Volkswagen Group's 2019 annual general meeting that took place on Tuesday, the teaser sketch shows the digital dash...

  • 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

    The Volkswagen Golf in standard form is reportedly dead in the United States after the seventh generation ends its run in early 2020. A bombshell report from Motor1 on Friday claimed VW will kill the standard Golf hatchback for the U.S. market, while the brand will still sell the nameplate's...

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

    Last month, Volkswagen R division head Jost Capito said publicly the long-rumored Golf R with 400 horsepower was dead. Now, new information claims the spicier hot hatch is back on the table. Autocar reported Friday that a Golf R Plus model based on the next-generation Golf has the backing of...

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

    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...

  • 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

    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 have some basic information on what to expect. Outside, VW will mark the Rabbit Edition with 18-inch gloss-black aluminum-alloy wheels, a black spoiler, and black mirror caps. Buyers will have the choice of four exterior colors, too: Cornflower Blue, Urano Grey, Pure White, or Deep Black. For a few...

  • 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
    Will the next VW Golf R dish out 400 horsepower?

    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...

  • 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

    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 GTIs held annually in Austria. The new car is due at the end of the year and will be the fastest and most powerful GTI to date, at least as far as production cars are concerned, with VW confirming an unrestricted top speed of 164 mph to be made possible by an increase in output to 290 horsepower and...

  • 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
    2018 Volkswagen Golf R first drive review: no juvenile delinquent

    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...

  • 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

    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 as Norway leads Europe in the push toward zero tailpipe emissions transportation. The country will ban the sale of new cars powered by an internal-combustion engine in 2025. VW says GTE is the owner's sixth Golf in addition to two Passats, a Polo, and a Caravelle. If the Golf GTE sounds unfamiliar...

  • 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...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour
    VW reveals GTI hybrid concept with rear-axle electric motor

    This year’s Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest is upon us and Volkswagen has revealed some exciting concepts. Last week we were treated to the production-bound Up! GTI concept and now we have details on two new concepts present at the Austrian event. The highlight is a Golf GTI hybrid...

  • Volkswagen Golf R Heritage concept
    Volkswagen channels the enthusiast for 5 new concepts

    The aftermarket and modifying community has long had a love affair with Volkswagen vehicles, and it seems the German automaker is tapping into said love affair. VW this week revealed five new concept vehicles headed to the European Experience in Savannah, Georgia, which is on now and runs until May...

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