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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...

Five new wagons you can buy for under $40,000 in Australia

The cliche goes that motoring journalists are only really satisfied behind the wheel of a station wagon with a manual transmission – and it’s not incorrect. At CarAdvice, our wagon-loving ways take many forms, but we can all agree on one thing: it is the superior body type...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R snapped without disguise – UPDATE: teased, again

UPDATE, October 31: The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R has been teased once again, this time with the previously spied R badge – a new design, although revealed already with recent R and R-Line models – displayed in its new home beneath the VW roundel. As noted below, the new Golf R will be revealed on November 4, so watch for all details to be revealed next week...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport unveiled with 221kW

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has been announced, delivering a significant power increase over the standard version. Taking the baton from the previous 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – a model still available in Australia – the Clubsport is designed to be a more pointed iteration of the iconic Golf GTI, offering increased handling characteristics to match the extra performance...

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon R-Line and Alltrack unveiled

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf Estate R-Line and Golf Alltrack wagons have made their official debut. The Volkswagen Golf estate naturally offers greater luggage capacity over the hatch, with 611 litres of space in the boot – only six litres more than the previous wagon – compared with 381 in the Golf hatch...

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, July 7: 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...