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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...

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 Australian launch delayed to Q4, 2020

The Australian launch of Volkswagen’s vital new eighth-generation Golf has been pushed back by around 10 weeks, with the expected arrival time from its German factory now the fourth quarter of 2020. The news is contrary to what VW told us in March, after news emerged that the Mk8’s global rollout was being nudged back as its maker perfected the highly digitised and fully connected cabin...

2003 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Transporter recalled for airbag fix

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for 2003 model-year Golf, Passat and Transporter vehicles for potentially faulty airbags. UPDATE, 23/5/19: The original version of this article stated that this is a Takata-related airbag recall. This is not the case. In this instance, the faulty inflators were manufactured by TRW despite the similarities in condition...

2020 Volkswagen Golf: 48V tech unmasked in Vienna

Volkswagen has continued the drip-feed of information about the 2020 Mk8 Golf, revealing details about the car's 48V mild-hybrid powertrains. Initially, the mHEV (that'd be mild hybrid electric vehicle) system will be mated with a 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines and a DSG, but Volkswagen says the tech will eventually spread to "the entire fleet", and claims it's good for a 0...