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2022 Volkswagen Golf R wagon revealed, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch early next year. Known as the Estate or Variant in other markets, the new Golf R wagon blends the go-fast mechanicals and sporty styling of Volkswagen's latest all-wheel-drive hot hatch with the more practical body of a wagon...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and Tiguan R due in Australia in February, T-Roc R here later in 2022

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to launch four new high-performance R models in 2022, the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R hatch and wagon, 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R and 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R – here's when you can expect them to arrive. First to reach Australian Volkswagen showrooms will be the Golf R small-car duo (above) and Tiguan R mid-size SUV (below), due to launch locally in February 2022...

Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

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...