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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 unveiled: Due in Australian showrooms this time next year 

The Volkswagen Golf Mk 8 has been officially unveiled after months of spy photos and weeks of image leaks – revealing the most daring update in decades to one of Europe’s biggest selling cars. While the silhouette of the Volkswagen Golf retains its familiar looks, the 2020 model is roomier than before while still able to fit in the same size parking space as its predecessor...

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2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 teased: Production changes detailed

The countdown to the official reveal of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf continues, with the German brand detailing the extent of its manufacturing efficiencies ahead of the new small car's reveal later this week. Volkswagen claims it will be producing the new Golf Mk8 at a rate "one hour faster than its predecessor", thanks to "numerous process improvements" despite the vehicle being "much more complex"...

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Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

2021 Volkswagen Golf leaked completely undisguised

We've seen minimally-disguised prototypes, official prototype images and sketches aplenty, but these latest photos show the front and interior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf in all its undisguised glory. These images were posted overnight by Som fanúšik Volkswagenov, a Slovakian Facebook fan group, but it's not clear how the group got hold of these photos...

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2021 Volkswagen Golf sketched out ahead of October 25 unveiling

Official sketches of the exterior and interior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf were released overnight. The images confirm many of the details we've already seen in practically undisguised spy photos of car's evolutionary body and more radically redesigned cabin...

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020

It appears the limited-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR won't hit Australian showrooms until the new year, with the local arm confirming the most powerful production GTI yet has been delayed. Volkswagen Australia has now indicated a tentative "Q2 2020" launch frame for its race-inspired front-drive hot hatch, after it was initially slated to arrive Down Under this month...

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