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Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid to sharpen Australian prices

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid models will touch down in Australia soon, the German car maker has revealed. Both models will join their respective lines as new price leaders, opening the GTI and R badges up to buyers shopping on a tighter budget...

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Volkswagen SUVs won't receive GTI treatment
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Volkswagen SUVs won't receive GTI treatment

Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, says the GTI badge will only be used on hot hatches, namely the Up, Polo and Golf, thereby quashing rumours of GTI crossover. In a recent interview Diess told Autocar, "I think with the three [GTI models] we have now, we are set". Above: The recently revealed Up GTI Concept...


2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review
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2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review

The 2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium gives you 150kW of power and a load of standard features that belie its modest $34k price. It begs the question: how much hot hatch do you really need?


Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade: Hybrid concept debuts at Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade: Hybrid concept debuts at Worthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade has made its debut at the annual GTI meet at Worthersee, Austria, and celebrates the 10th year of apprentice-built vehicles at the event. Under the bonnet, the Golf GTI First Decade has a 300kW engine, presumably a variant of the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor, driving the front wheels...


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...


Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R to be offered with optional Oettinger extras
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Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R to be offered with optional Oettinger extras

Oettinger may not be a name familiar to you unless you're a fan of all things German, but the Teutonic accessories specialist has been adapting versions of the Volkswagen Golf for as long as it has been around. And it's a name that may become more familiar in Australia in the coming years..


Company Car: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review three
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Company Car: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review three

Dave jumps in the CarAdvice long-term Volkswagen Golf GTI to see how the Germans handle the Aussie staple, long-slog drive from Melbourne to Sydney...


Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door may return
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Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door may return

The Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door derivative is on the cusp of an Australian comeback, to fill the void created by the discontinuation of the Scirocco. Volkswagen Australia told us it was actively exploring the idea of bringing back the three-door hot hatch derivative after a five-year absence, potentially as a special edition...


Volkswagen Golf update, Australian details
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Volkswagen Golf update, Australian details

The updated Volkswagen Golf ‘7.5’ will launch in Australia on July 3, about five months after its European market premiere, and like the new Tiguan before it, will be pushed slightly upmarket. We don't know all the specifics, but German brand’s Australian division says it will axe the current base 92TSI engine option, and instead kick off the range with the 110TSI turbo-petrol powertrain, alongside the familiar 110TDI diesel and high-performance GTI and R derivatives...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI: Dominant sales expected for performance SUV
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI: Dominant sales expected for performance SUV

Volkswagen Australia's research suggests at least one-in-five Tiguan buyers will go for the hotted-up 162TSI Highline derivative. The pseudo Golf GTI on stilts will arrive next week at a starting price of $48,490 plus on-road costs, around $54k drive-away, slotting it just below the 140TDI Highline. Yet the Tiguan 162TSI is shaping up to be a top-seller within its line-up...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review

The CarAdvice Melbourne team drives the "40 Years" Golf GTI during the week and compares with our current standard GTI.


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia
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2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R hatch will launch in Australia from the third quarter of next year priced at about $50,000, matching its rivals, the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R. Honda’s long-awaited hot hatch, the first Type R version sold here since 2011, is being touted as a massive return to form for a brand that admits it has been rather beige and listless of late...


2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German
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2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...


Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years review
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years review

The best Golf GTi in the model's 40 year history is here - but is it that much better than the regular GTI, and should you choose it over a Golf R?


2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review
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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review

The Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a swift and sure executive express, but is it a match for its spiritual predecessor?


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...