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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...

New Volkswagen Golf delayed until 2021

The coronavirus crisis has slammed the brakes on the Australian showroom arrival of the new generation Volkswagen Golf. The new VW Golf 8 was due in Australia in late 2020 – about a year after it went on sale in Europe – however CarAdvice has been told the COVID-19 lockdowns and temporary factory shutdowns have pushed back the local introduction until early 2021...

2021 Volkswagen Golf wagon spy photos

There are few surprises left when it comes to the latest generation of VW's benchmark small car, and now we have our first look at the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf wagon. Speaking of no surprises, there is little about the look of the new Golf wagon that will shock. As with the outgoing Golf 7...

2021 VW Golf R hatch caught on camera during a track workout

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch has been spied with barely any camouflage while track testing at the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Volkswagen Australia has remained tight-lipped about the arrival timing for and power output of the 2021 Golf R; CarAdvice has been told more details will be announced later in the year...

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...