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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?

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.

2020 Volkswagen Golf review

At long last, Volkswagen's new 2020 Golf 8 range is on the stage – but it'll be a long wait again before it touches down in Australia. Should you wait for it? Greg Kable explores.

Volkswagens on ice (and track)

It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...

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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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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...

2019 Ford Focus v Volkswagen Golf comparison

When it comes to small cars, Australians have consistently shown their affinity for Japanese models – especially the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. And in the last decade or so, the love has spread to Korean cars – notably the Hyundai i30. That’s left European contenders such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf – models that perform so outstandingly in their own market (and the UK) – to conduct their own private, best-of-the-rest sales war...

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2021 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, wagon spy photos

The next generation of Volkswagen’s high-riding small wagon, the 2021 Golf Alltrack, has been spied testing in Europe. As with the outgoing Mk7.5 model, the Mk8 Alltrack will be pitched as a more off-road-oriented version of the regular Golf wagon, riding higher than the standard model in a bid to improve its abilities off the beaten track...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R spied almost undisguised - UPDATE

UPDATE: New photos, revealing nothing new in terms of final details, have again captured the upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Golf R in its final stages of testing. We've added those photos to this story (the blue Golf), but it is otherwise unchanged. February 12, 2020: The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R has been photographed practically undisguised during testing in snow-covered Sweden...

2021 Volkswagen Golf adopts conventional automatic, DSG for performance models

Regular versions of the 2021 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf will eschew dual-clutch gearboxes in favour of conventional automatic transmissions. The switch only applies to regular versions of the 2021 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf powered by a 1.4-litre 110kW petrol engine with an automatic, the same combination found in the Skoda Karoq...

Volkswagen Golf name to be retired in the electric-car age?

One of the world's most popular cars, the Volkswagen Golf, could be retired in certain markets as the automotive industry and customers embrace the electric age. However, the Golf badge still has at least two generations of life left in it – the current Golf 8 and the next Golf 9 – that would run until at least 2035...

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 132 TSI Premium review

Golf Alltrack. I was on the fence since it was launched years ago. The look and the practicality ticked all the boxes for me, but the haunting DSG saga stopped my desire dead on track. Since then, I have had an XV and the latest Impreza, but the "just enough" power in the Subaru was annoying at best and made my soul screaming for more...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Grid Edition review

I first purchased my Grid Edition Golf R in late 2018 as a demo, although it had less than 300km on the clock! I got it for the great price of right on $50k drive-away, including window tint and a tank of fuel. I chose the wagon for two reasons; one being practicality, and the other being the sleek sleeper look...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition review

The Golf R 7.5 might just be the best car in the world. Well almost. The family hatch, which pumps out 213kW and 380Nm from a 2.0-litre engine might have sounded a bit bonkers way back when, but now isn't so bonkers after all. Unlike its GTI sibling that drives the front wheels, this one instead powers through with the help of Volkswagen's Haldex-based all-wheel drive system, pushing this car to 100km/h in 4...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R review

I have been driving my 2018 Golf R wagon for three months now, and I have loved everything about it. It has been my daily driver, and it has been perfect so far. It is small and nippy, and is excellent for driving around the city. When you take it out of the big smoke and onto some twisty roads, its performance really shines...

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