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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original review

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original review

It's the most affordable Golf GTI in over 10 years, but does the Original prove that less is indeed more?

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

With so many go-fast Golfs available right now, it's fair to presume the new cut-priced GTI Original appeals to nobody... Except some hardcore traditionalists, that is. We pit the latest Mk7.5 three-door, manual, tartan-trimmed Volkswagen hot hatch against arguably the best: the much-loved Mark V.


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original: Quick drive
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original: Quick drive

The 'purist' GTI is back. Three doors, limited options, and a good whack cheaper than the regular model. That's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original. Volkswagen's Australian arm confirmed the new $37,490 offering in August last year, after having first offered the GTI Performance Edition 1 three-door at just over $10,000 more than the Original...


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid editions have arrived in Australian showrooms, making the performance Golf more affordable than ever. Pricing kicks off at $37,490 plus on-road costs for the GTI Original, and $47,490 for the Golf R Grid...


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...


CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!
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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...


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