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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...

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon price and specs: Australian launch in July for tech-laden small wagon

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon pricing and specification Mk8 wagon here in July with a choice of two new variants High-tech cabin, new gearbox headline upgrades for buyers Price rises of up to $4960 versus 2020's two most affordable models Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon have been announced, ahead of its local arrival in July...

Next-generation Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan, Passat and T-Roc confirmed with hybrid power

The Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan, Passat and T-Roc's futures have been secured into the electric age, with the German brand confirming its popular models will all receive another generation...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 unveiled, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE

UPDATE, 28 February 2021: The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 has made its official debut overnight, confirming the 45th anniversary model will be based on the hi-po Clubsport, and will eschew 'Edition' from its name...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI price and specs: New hot hatch to cost nearly $60,000 drive-away

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI price and specs New hot hatch to cost $53,100 before on-road costs, or close to $60,000 drive-away Carry-over engine under the bonnet, with a 180kW turbo 2...

2021 Volkswagen Golf price and specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf price and specs 'Mk8' hatchback due in May with more tech, price rises up to $4460 Three 'standard' variants come with a conventional automatic transmission IQ.Drive safety suite standard across the range Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf have been released, ahead of the local launch in May...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R could get 245kW 'Plus' flagship

The new-generation 2022 Volkswagen Golf R could soon be in line for an additional 10kW power boost. A section in the new Volkswagen Golf's British owners' manual – shared across the entire range, from base to performance R models – lists 'technical data' for all engines offered with the small car, from the entry-level 66kW 1...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: DSG auto only, in showrooms May 2021

The new-generation 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be not be offered with a manual transmission option when it arrives in Australia next year. Volkswagen Australia confirmed to CarAdvice today the eighth generation of Volkswagen's front-drive, cult-favourite hot hatch will land in local showrooms in early-to-mid-May 2021, around one or two weeks after the core 110kW Golf range touches down on Australian shores...

2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 priced from more than $30,000 drive-away, here by mid next year

The starting price for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 will start from in excess of $30,000 drive-away when it arrives in Australian showrooms in the first half of next year. The new-generation Volkswagen Golf will be the most technically advanced model to date – with a full suite of advanced safety features as standard across the range – but it will come with a price premium following increases of about 10 per cent...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R unveiled, Australian timing confirmed

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R has been officially unveiled, revealing the quickest and most powerful production Golf in the model's history. The latest generation of Volkswagen's flagship Golf doesn't stray too far from the formula laid out by its predecessors: a powerful turbocharged engine up front, all-wheel-drive and a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox...