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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf due in 2016 will reportedly feature segment-first gesture control technology that will replace many of the car’s physical buttons and dials with touch-sensitive surfaces...

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1.2-litre, and 92kW and 110kW 1.4-litre units...


Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos
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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped photos of a prototype of the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R400 in the town of Nurburg, Germany. Outwardly, the prototype looks like a regular seventh-generation Golf R hatchback, but a closer inspection reveals a few telltale signs, including some external and internal diagnostic equipment...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee

Thirteen apprentices from Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg facility and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have collaborated to produce the one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine that debuted today at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The Dark Shine concept unveiled today at the Worthersee festival in Austria started life nine months ago as a body-in-white three-door Golf GTI Performance hot-hatch...


Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster
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Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster

Volkswagen apprentices from Zwickau have produced one of the highlights of this year’s Worthersee festival: the Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon. Fourteen apprentices from the German car maker’s Zwickau production plant collaborated on the bright blue Biturbo Wagon concept that was unveiled in Austria today...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept was unveiled overnight at the annual Worthersee festival in Austria. Under the concept's white, blue and black body is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that develops a total of 295kW of power and 670Nm of torque. Beneath the bonnet there's a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine borrowed from the Polo R WRC...


Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI?

Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition

Fresh images of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept have been released, giving us our clearest idea yet of what to expect from the 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition that’s set to be released in 2016. Today’s images come less than 48 hours after Volkswagen initially released a pair of design sketches of the Golf GTI Clubsport concept, which is making its debut at this week’s Worthersee festival in Austria...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review

Practical hot hatch alternative? Performance SUV slayer? Miniature Audi RS4? All of the above — that’s the brief for the first Volkswagen Golf R Wagon. At a time in automotive history where wagons are fading in the face of a barrage of SUVs — even in their European stronghold — the spirit of Volkswagen to unleash a hardcore derivative of its passenger load-lugger just has to be commended...


2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Golf Attrack will do two very important things for Volkswagen when it arrives in Australia around October this year priced somewhere below $40,000. First, it takes the iconic Golf nameplate to a new place. We’ve seen three- and five-door hatchbacks over the years, a few generations of the cabriolet, and a regular Euro Estate...


Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Golf R Estate has at last been confirmed for an Australian launch, with the first examples to arrive around October this year. As the name suggests, the hottest Golf wagon derivative uses all the same go-fast mechanicals as the familiar Golf R hatch and shares the same styling cues, but adds an extra level of practicality...


Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?
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Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?

The next all-new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is a number of years away yet, but the company is considering an additional, and rather fascinating, idea to complement it. Firstly, Volkswagen’s next properly new soft-top Golf, rather than being spun off the current Golf VII, looks set to be based on the eighth-generation Golf due in 2017/18...


Volkswagen Golf R400 confirmed for production - report
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Volkswagen Golf R400 confirmed for production - report

The red-hot Volkswagen Golf R400 has been given the green light for production. Volkswagen Group head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser told UK publication Car his team is hard at work honing the most insane production hatchback in the company’s history. “We have the Golf more sporty than ever, since we soon will have the Golf R400 – we will do this car,” Neusser revealed...


Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online
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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online

The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform. Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive:: New model adds extra equipment
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive: New model adds extra equipment

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been upgraded with a new Exclusive model now the sole variant for buyers to choose. The upgraded model sees the addition of plenty of standard equipment, including new 18-inch alloy wheels, and an updated media system with a 6.5-inch screen that includes satellite navigation and acts as a display for the standard reverse-view camera...


2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG

As some of our regular readers have noted over time, the Volkswagen Golf is consistently one of the top-rated small cars. In fact, the word ‘benchmark’ is one that has been applied to the car so many times that it’s all but perfectly synonymous. Not much has changed with the Golf since its local launch in April of 2013, though two years is not long in motoring terms...

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VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review
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VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review

Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hatch review

The Volkswagen Golf is a critical darling, and we’re often asked why. It’s a good question.

Indeed, it’s rare to see a Golf of any stripe losing in a comparison test to one of its small-car rivals...


Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review
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Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review

Not everyone wants an SUV and even those who crave one may be better off with a traditional wagon – it is a line we’ve heard before, yet the sales charts scream that the people have spoken otherwise. Neither the Peugeot 308 Touring or Volkswagen Golf Wagon can provide the high driving position of a sports utility vehicle, and likewise they don’t sit high enough that you could slide a baby into a capsule without bending down into the car...


2015 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 103TSI
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 103TSI

There is no Volkswagen Golf warm-hatch — the Golf GTI is hot, while the Golf R verges on scalding. However, there is this — the Volkswagen Golf R-Line 103TSI — which is a sportier take on the regular Golf 103TSI Highline (priced at $32,790 plus on-road costs) with a number of performance-inspired upgrades that make it feel more purposeful on the road...

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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...


Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva
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Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva

The latest hot Golf variant, the Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon, will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Although the GTD nameplate has been used by the company since 1982, this is the first time it's been affixed to a Golf wagon. Like the GTD hatch, the wagon is powered by a 2...


Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year respectively at today’s Detroit motor show. The Golf claimed the Car of the Year gong with a score of 256 points, holding off the Ford Mustang (204 points) and the Hyundai Genesis (110 points)...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions

Take your regular run-of-the-mill uber-hot-hatch and fit it out with an experimental interior technology package and you have the Volkswagen Golf R Touch. At the 2015 CES, we got our first taste of what Volkswagen is working on. From the outside, were it not for the car’s grey-on-red body work, there’s no real way to distinguish the Golf R Touch from its showroom brethren...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology

At its first ever CES, the German behemoth unveiled its Volkswagen Golf R Touch, which packs an array of high resolution screens, gesture sensing technology and capacitive buttons into the cabin. As far as the drivetrain goes, we're lead to believe that the Golf R Touch features the same kilowatt-packed 2...


Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI

So you want a sporty Volkswagen Golf and you want it in diesel. Until recently, the response from the German brand’s local arm has been: “Too bad”. The brand didn’t dip its toe in the water this time around with the Mk VII Golf GTD, after the Mk VI version had limited success here...

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Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf
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Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context...


Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car

The Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion has been revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, debuting a near-production-ready hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system in the German manufacturer’s top-selling small car...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA

The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R wagon will have its global unveiling at this week's Los Angeles auto show. Debuting eight months after our spy photographers spotted the car undergoing testing in Germany, the new wagon features the familiar Golf R mechanical package wrapped up in a more practical, load-lugging body...