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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition review

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition offers all its hot-hatch sibling does and so much more. It's just about the most accomplished and useable performance car on the planet for under $60K.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid pricing and specs, here in January
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid pricing and specs, here in January

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid have been released this week ahead of their arrival in January next year. Both variants significantly undercut the current entry points to the Golf GTI and Golf R ranges, providing Aussie buyers with a cheaper way into a performance Golf while also offering a simpler package for enthusiasts...


Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught
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Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught

Australian buyers purchase more Volkswagen hot hatches per capita than almost every other market worldwide, giving the company's local arm an excuse to roll out new models and special editions over the next year or so. Around 25 per cent of all Golfs sold here, for instance, wear GTI or R badges...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R review
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

With a slight power climb, added tech and that same AWD composure, the Volkswagen Golf R has few rivals in the performance hatch stakes.


2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up

Pricing and specifications for the wider 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' R range have been revealed this week ahead of its August arrival, marking the return of the limited-edition Wolfsburg models, while the more practical wagon version is back as a permanent member of the family from January 2018...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE

Update: Volkswagen Australia has said the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon could include a manual version. See bottom of article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and R performance range have been detailed this week, ahead of an expected arrival in mid-August...


Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1
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Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1

The Volkswagen Golf GTI  three-door will make its long-awaited return to Australia this August, in special edition form with 180kW of power. Volkswagen Australia will import 150 units of the three-door during the launch phase of the updated MY17 Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R family...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details - UPDATE

Australia details have been revealed for the newly updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf R and GTI sports models, along with the 110TDI wagon - although pricing will not be confirmed until next month. Forming part of the wider Golf '7.5' update due here in May, the updated models were revealed late last year: November for the GTI and core range, and December for the hero R...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted again, this time lapping the famed Nurburgring race circuit. While this black wagon appears to be the same vehicle spotted in the European Alps a fortnight ago, the prototype has had some small modifications since we last saw it...


Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor
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Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor

A man who was never going to live an ordinary life, Steve Pizzati is as well known for his skills as a driving instructor, race driver, presenter and journalist, as he is for his quirky sense of humour, passion for the motoring industry and infectious love of driving and cars...


Volkswagen Driving Experience
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Volkswagen Driving Experience

When tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice tour went on sale, some of the biggest venues in the world sold out in just minutes. Well, so did places in the Volkswagen Driving Experience. Okay, so maybe not quite as fast as the concert tickets that were snaffled up in record time, but the six sessions held in Sydney recently were sold-out in less than 30 minutes...


Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review
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Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review

The hot-hatch genre may be moving at exceptional pace across all price points, but circa-$50,000 fast hatchbacks are also defying stereotypes that used to be a given. Five years ago the Renault Sport Megane was crowned the undisputed king of a segment that stuffs an energetic engine under the bonnet of a relatively small car...


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept has been designed to show off the full performance capability of the latest-generation German hatchback. Sketches of the mega-hatch have been released ahead of its debut later this month at the 2014 Beijing motor show, where it will present with a supercar-rivalling acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. That shaves 1...


Volkswagen Golf R inches towards 300hp power output
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Volkswagen Golf R inches towards 300hp power output

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R will be lighter and more powerful when it goes on sale in early 2014...


Sports car comparison: BMW M135i v Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison: BMW M135i v Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R

Which is the best fast car for less than $70,000? For years it has been the Japanese all-wheel drives, but two contenders from Germany argue the toss…...


Volkswagen Golf R to be detuned in Australia
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Volkswagen Golf R to be detuned in Australia

It's Volkswagen's performance hero - the Golf R - and it has just been launched in Europe with a piping hot 2.0-litre turbocharged engine under the bonnet. Making 199kW and 350Nm with all wheel drive, it's said to be a cracking drive. But Australia's heat issues have reared their ugly head once more. As in its application in Audi's S3, the 2...