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  • 2010 Volkswagen Mark VI Golf GTI

    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 seen in the form of the recently launched GTI, and this spring the second star of the trio, the GTD oil-burner, was revealed ahead of its debut at the Leipzig Motor Show. Today, the car is officially on sale in Germany, accompanied by a sheaf of new photos. The GTD features a 2.0L turbodiesel engine with 170hp (127kW) and 258lb-ft (350Nm) of torque. This engine will fully comply with tough Euro 5 emissions standards, yet...

  • 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 nameplate three years ago after it was dropped following the demise of the first-generation Golf back in the early 1980s. The...

  • 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 on the market. New shots released today show the concept car was in fact a doppelganger for the production model, right down...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    More details on VW's planned Golf GTI ‘R-Series’

    Last November Volkswagen unveiled a thinly disguised 'concept' of the new Mark VI Golf GTI, one of the most acclaimed hot hatches on the market, and in late January the first images of the actual production version hit the web. Following the success of the Mark V model, there were high expectations...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf
    September U.S. launch for Mark VI Volkswagen Rabbit and GTI

    Volkswagen will bring its sixth-generation Golf and the more performance oriented GTI to the United States by September, with production scheduled to begin for the American-spec cars during the tail end of June. The new Golf will once again be badged as the Rabbit and is expected to be slightly...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Golf 2.0L TDI 4MOTION
    VW adds 4MOTION AWD to Mark VI Golf

    The Mark VI Volkswagen Golf is now available with the Wolfburg company's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, which has been added to the lineup as an option on the 2.0L TDI model. While usually the 4MOTION system is found in performance oriented models such as the Golf R32 and Golf GTI, adding the AWD...

  • 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32

    Volkswagen has confirmed today that its sporty R32 Golf won’t be offered in the United States in the 2009 model year. The information comes from company spokesman Thomas Wegehaupt, who said the main reason for dropping the model after only one year was because of the debut of the Mark VI Golf in Europe. The Mark VI is expected to arrive in the U.S. sometime next year as a Rabbit and will once again be offered with a performance GTI option. There’s also talk of a new ‘GTD’ turbodiesel sports model as well as an ultra-exclusive ‘R42’ model powered by a...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf
    Golf Mark VI limited to three year product cycle

    Volkswagen’s Mark VI Golf has just made its world debut to much fanfare at the recent Paris Motor Show but confidential papers leaked from the carmaker’s Wolfsburg headquarters reveal that the car has already been marked for ‘End of Production’ by December 2011. The new Mark...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf
    VW to add R-Line trim to sixth-generation Golf

    Just a few days ago we learned of Volkswagen's plans to introduce a new, more powerful version of the Golf GTI, dubbed the GTI Plus. An all-new R-model, the R42, is reportedly in the works as well. Now it has been revealed that VW is also working on a new trim and appearance package called R-Line...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Report: Volkswagen working on Golf GTI ‘Plus’ and R42 models

    With only a 10hp boost in power over the current model and no change in torque implemented for the next-generation Volkswagen Mark VI Golf GTI, fans of the hot-hatch would understandably be less than impressed with the new car’s numbers. According to latest reports, however, VW won’t be...

  • 2009 Volkswagen MkVI Golf
    Volkswagen announces three sport-oriented Golf models

    A mix of old and new, Golf's Mark VI GTI will also spawn some old, and some new, names when the first of three sporty versions makes its debut in October. Renewing the famous GTI, reviving the cult-favorite R brand and introducing the diesel GTD, VW is angling for just about every segment of the...

  • 61mpg VW Golf BlueMotion concept headed to Paris
    61mpg VW Golf BlueMotion concept headed to Paris

    Previewing the Mark VI production car in ultra-efficient diesel form, the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion concept is a concept only is its engine and application. But that engine and its efficiency tuning make a difference of 11mpg (1.2L/100km) and 20g/km of carbon dioxide. Unlike the Golf TDI Hybrid...

  • Preview: Volkswagen Mark VI Golf Variant

    Heavily disguised test mules of a Golf wagon have already been spotted by spy photographers but this latest rendering is probably the best indicator of what the final version will look like. VW bosses were originally planning to drop the wagon bodystyle from the Mark VI Golf lineup but were persuaded into developing a new model because of pressure from customers. The new model can’t come soon enough. VW has already lost precious ground to the likes of Ford and Opel with cars such as the Opel Astra Caravan and Ford Focus wagon that are already on the market. The engine lineup should...

  • Preview: 2009 Mark VI Volkswagen Golf Cabrio
    Preview: 2009 Mark VI Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

    Previous generations of the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio have always been built by Karmann at the independent vehicle manufacturer’s Osnabruck facility in Germany, however for the next-generation, previewed in these renderings, VW is expected to build the car completely in-house at its plant in...

  • 2009 Volkswagen MkVI Golf
    Update: Volkswagen Golf Mark VI official details

    Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Golf, the latest iteration of the carmaker’s most successful model to date (with more than 26 million sold), has been revealed ahead of its world debut planned for October’s Paris Motor Show. The European market launch will begin that same month, and...

  • Volkswagen Golf 'Twin Drive' plug-in hybrid
    Volkswagen Golf 'Twin Drive' plug-in hybrid

    Click here for all the official information and pictures for the 2009 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Volkswagen has revealed its intentions to enter the race to build and market ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicles with the unveiling today of the new Golf Twin Drive. The new concept car receives its...

  • Update: Weak dollar may not delay U.S. launch of next-gen VW Golf (Rabbit)
    Update: Weak dollar may not delay U.S. launch of next-gen VW Golf (Rabbit)

    Click here for all the official information and pictures for the 2009 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Update: A statement by VW's U.S. spokesman, Steve Keyes, indicates the Golf Mark VI, or Rabbit as it's known in the U.S., will be arriving for sale as scheduled. The previous report of the Mark VI's delay...

  • Volkswagen Golf Mark VI to feature stop-start tech
    Volkswagen Golf Mark VI to feature stop-start tech

    Click here for all the official information and pictures for the 2009 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI The sixth generation Golf is scheduled to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in October but a few tantalizing details about the new car were revealed recently in an interview with...

  • Volkswagen to downsize Golf engines

    Click here for all the official information and pictures for the 2009 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Expect to see smaller engines for Volkswagen’s brand new Golf MK 6 when it's unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October. High fuel prices are pushing buyers towards engines with less cylinders and lower displacements and VW is keen to pick up on the trend. The company recently released a 1.4L TSI ‘TwinCharger’ engine that features both a turbocharger and supercharger, but the new model may get a 1.2L or even a 1.0L mill developing 75hp. According to Wolfgang Steiger...

  • VW Golf wins Consumer Reports hatchback comparison
    VW Golf wins Consumer Reports hatchback comparison

    Influential magazine Consumer Reports has picked the Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit) as the winner of its latest group test, rating it the highest in the small four-door hatchback category. Judges picked the Golf over strong competitors such as the Mazda3 and Ford Focus because of its solid feel and...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli Edition
    Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli Edition

    Click here for all the official information and pictures for the 2009 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI If you're the type that can't get enough of special UK-edition Volkswagens, the Golf GTI Pirelli is just the fix you're looking for. Bringing back the GTI Pirelli edition 25 years after it first hit the...

  • Hofele Golf GTI aero and exhaust kit
    Hofele Golf GTI aero and exhaust kit

    Volkswagen and Audi tuning specialist Hofele has taken the wraps off its new ‘Hofele-Design’ aero and exhaust kit for the Mark V Golf GTI, giving the sporty hatch an aggressive new look and performance to match. The kit includes a large front spoiler with two massive air intakes on...

  • 370HP Golf R32 by ABT Sportsline
    370HP Golf R32 by ABT Sportsline

    The Golf R32 is by no means slow but the sheer number of tuning kits available for the torquey hot-hatch reveals there are a lot of people out there who disagree. The latest kit is from Germany’s ABT Sportsline, and although it’s not as nearly as potent as HGP’s 640 twin-turbo...

  • Geneva Preview: VW Golf TDI Hybrid
    Geneva Preview: VW Golf TDI Hybrid

    As embargoes go the way of the dodo, so pictures of concept cars come fresh to our doorstep. The latest casualty: the VW Golf TDI Hybrid. Due for its Geneva debut later this week, the Golf TDI Hybrid puts the Toyota Prius on notice in nearly every respect. A new player is in town. While the hybrid...

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