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Volkswagen recalls Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy for DSG faults

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 16,098 of its model-year 2012-2014 Golf (in hatch, cabriolet and wagon body styles), Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy models affected by an issue with their seven-speed dual clutch automatic 'DSG' transmission. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2011 and 1 June 2015...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR pricing and specs

Australian pricing for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been announced, ahead of its July arrival. Limited to 300 units and landing as something of a swansong for the 'Mk7.5' Golf GTI line, the 2020 GTI TCR is priced from $51,490 before on-road costs. That starting price positions it between the regular $46,690 180kW/370Nm Golf GTI and the $55,490 213kW/380Nm Golf R – the latter being the Golf line's all-wheel-drive flagship...

2020 Geneva Motor Show cancelled: What the car brands are doing instead

With news the 90th annual Geneva motor show had been cancelled three days out from its opening amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the world's biggest motoring brands were forced to get innovative...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI revealed, Australian launch early 2021

The latest iteration of what is regularly Australia’s top-selling hot hatch, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, has been revealed ahead of a world premiere in Geneva set for next week. The GTI version of Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf is billed as “an agile, raw, efficient and high-tech compact sports car for the digital age”, which is “newly designed and engineered, fully digitalised and networked… fit for the modern era”...

Volkswagen Golf GTI debuting at Geneva motor show

Volkswagen has released concept renderings of its new Golf GTI ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Volkswagen's render shows a vastly different front end design for its GTI than what has been seen on the standard Golf. The 2021 GTI's front grille extends across the width of its bumper and features fog lights comprised of a quintet of (presumably) LEDs inside the honeycomb pattern...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD teased

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTD has been teased ahead of its formal debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March. While the seventh-generation GTD was never sold in Australia, the new model should offer clues to the styling of the Mk8 GTI...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R spied almost undisguised

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R has been photographed practically undisguised during testing in snow-covered Sweden. Up front the Golf R features just a bit of disguise tape around the side air intakes, which have a familiar look and feel. It's out the back where the R really tries to make its presence noticed as there are two large exhaust tips at each corner separated by an aggressive black diffuser...

Volkswagen reveals the eR1 e-Performance Golf concept

Volkswagen has officially revealed the eR1 e-Performance Golf concept at the GP Ice Race at Zell am See in Austria. The four-wheel drive Golf concept was initially developed to hone the ID.R hillclimb car's technology in the lead up to the latter's first record-breaking Pikes Peak hillclimb in 2018, but it's only now the concept has publicly been showcased...

2021 VW Golf GTI breaks cover, due in Australian showrooms by the end of this year

The next generation Volkswagen Golf GTI has broken cover, with a photo of its rear end posted on Instagram by photographer @wilcoblok overnight. While the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI is not due to be unveiled until the Geneva motor show in March, another Instgram post has shown what appears to be a dealer presentation of the new line-up...