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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI launch review

The Golf GTI is a car that needs no introduction, but deserves thorough exploration.

2021 Volkswagen Golf review

The Volkswagen Golf 8 is the latest in a long line of quality small hatches from the German brand. Is it still a class benchmark?

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR review

This is the final limited-edition for the seventh-generation VW Golf GTI – before next year's new model. So, how does Golf R power perform in a front-drive package?

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI continues a 44-year history for the badge. But is this new one better than the model it replaces?

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2020 Volkswagen Golf R Final Edition review

The Final Edition is the last – well, almost the last – offering for the Mk7 Golf R in Australia. And what a fitting farewell it is.

Best small crossover: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack v Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Spec shootout: 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 v 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5

If there's one car that has come to define its segment, it's the Volkswagen Golf. Volkswagen's small-car staple has entered its eighth generation for 2021, with an evolutionary LED-laden exterior and a revised (but largely carryover) platform clothing an all-new cabin with twin digital displays and touch-based interfaces for climate control, headlights and most vehicle functions...

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

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Volkswagen Golf News

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and Tiguan R due in Australia in February, T-Roc R here later in 2022

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to launch four new high-performance R models in 2022, the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R hatch and wagon, 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R and 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R – here's when you can expect them to arrive. First to reach Australian Volkswagen showrooms will be the Golf R small-car duo (above) and Tiguan R mid-size SUV (below), due to launch locally in February 2022...

Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

Top five hot hatches of all time

High-performance hatchbacks have been around for the best part of half a century, and we've picked our list of the five hottest ever built. With so many classic to choose from however, let us know your own top five in the comments below. Peugeot 205 GTI Launched in 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI was an early pioneer in the hot-hatch segment...

Gallery: Snow drifting with the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen's new-generation Golf R hot hatch will go on sale in Australia in early 2022, with its long-roof wagon sibling expected to arrive alongside it. A year from the car's local launch, its maker has taken the eighth-generation hot Golf to the snow to showcase its trick new all-wheel-drive system and torque-vectoring R Performance rear differential, featuring a new-for-Volkswagen 'Drift' mode...

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Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

After owning a Nissan GT-R R35 for four years and wanting something that could actually carry four passengers, while not attracting too much attention, and could get between traffic lights at a reasonable pace, I settled on a Golf R wagon. Let’s just say that, bang for buck, it’s an exceptional package...

2015 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

I bought my 2015 Golf Highline based on features and performance. Oh and the fuel economy, which is under 6 litres per 100kilometres and is repeatedly achievable. Fuel economy is 100% fantastic. I am disappointed with the silly space-saver tyre as there’s no financial gain aftermarket. I dumped it and bought a real wheel...

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline review

I’ll start by telling you I hate Golfs. Why, you ask? The would have to be one of the most boring cars ever made. They make even a Corolla look exciting. Yet since 1974 it's been a bestseller across the globe. Not much has changed since the Mk1; all Golfs look the same, only come in white and are always at least a couple of grand dearer than a Corolla...

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline review

NOTE: CarAdvice Editorial photos have been used as none were provided by the writer. - The sun has set on one of my best partnerships of all time. Our Little Buddy never let us down, never complained, always said, "Yes" to a dance, and was always able to run alongside the grown-ups...

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