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There wasn't much wrong with the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, but the new 7.5 version borders on perfection. It's quite possibly the best all-round hatchback ever built.
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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE spied almost undisguised

The next Volkswagen Golf GTE is the latest variant in the next-generation Golf range to be spied undergoing testing. We've been seeing prototypes of the eighth-generation Golf in various states of undress for quite a while now. Although there have been more than a few sightings of the new Golf with almost no disguise, this vehicle has a silver body, rather than black, so it's easier to see some of the car's finer styling details...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE spied

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid has been spied by photographers during development testing in Europe. In typical fashion, the Golf PHEV looks pretty much identical to all the other Mk8 prototypes we've seen over the past year, with the exception of the extra flap in the front-left fender housing the charge port...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launch confirmed for the northern autumn

Volkswagen has announced the eight-generation Golf will be "celebrating its world premiere in autumn 2019". It's unclear if the automaker's linchpin will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show, which kicks off in the middle of September. With the all-electric ID...

Volkswagen Golf GTI to be auctioned for charity

Volkswagen Australia is putting a very special Golf GTI under the hammer in the name of charity. The vehicle, which has been wrapped in a design created by acclaimed street artist, Jason Woodside, will go live for auction on eBay from 8pm tonight (August 26) until September 5. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Cancer Council...

Volkswagen Golf: Alltrack and Sportwagen to be axed in the US

Volkswagen of America has announced it will be killing off both the Golf Alltrack and Golf Sportwagen by the end of 2019, with three new SUV models due in North America over the next 24 months. According to the company's American division, both wagon variants of its staple small car will be discontinued following the 2019 model year, with the Alltrack to continue production right through to December at Volkswagen's Puebla facility in Mexico...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the first time

With the Mk8 Golf launch approaching, Volkswagen has been spied testing the 2020 Golf GTI – and it appears the engineers in Wolfsburg are worried about the threat posed by the Hyundai i30N. Lurking in the background of our spy snapper's photos is a white i30N, suggesting the Mk8 GTI is being tested alongside Namyang's front-wheel drive giant-killer...

2020 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has announced details of the 2020 Golf line-up, which now sees the entire range advertised with drive-away pricing. Prices start at $24,990 drive-away for the entry-level 110TSI Trendline manual, and climb to $57,990 drive-away for the flagship Golf R wagon...

2021 Volkswagen Golf spied virtually disguise free

The delayed eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf has been spied undergoing hot weather testing. With only a little bit of red tape around the tail-lights, a smidge of black tape on the corners of the headlights and some black plastic surrounding the fog lights, we can now see the Mk 8 Golf in all of its high-resolution glory...

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 to launch before year's end - report

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf has been hit with delays and software issues according to a recent report, but the company is committed to bringing the new hatch to market later this year. Industry journal Automotive News Europe claims Volkswagen CEO, Herbert Diess, said in an internal meeting this week the company's management 'must ensure' the new Golf launches by the end of the year...

Volkswagen Eos, Golf, Passat recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for the older-generation Eos, Golf and Passat model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This particular notice involves vehicles with potentially faulty driver's side inflators, which like other Takata airbags can have degraded propellant if exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time...