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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...

2021 Volkswagen Golf wagon spy photos

There are few surprises left when it comes to the latest generation of VW's benchmark small car, and now we have our first look at the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf wagon. Speaking of no surprises, there is little about the look of the new Golf wagon that will shock. As with the outgoing Golf 7...

2021 VW Golf R hatch caught on camera during a track workout

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch has been spied with barely any camouflage while track testing at the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Volkswagen Australia has remained tight-lipped about the arrival timing for and power output of the 2021 Golf R; CarAdvice has been told more details will be announced later in the year...

Volkswagen recalls Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy for DSG faults

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 16,098 of its model-year 2012-2014 Golf (in hatch, cabriolet and wagon body styles), Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy models affected by an issue with their seven-speed dual clutch automatic 'DSG' transmission. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2011 and 1 June 2015...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR pricing and specs

Australian pricing for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been announced, ahead of its July arrival. Limited to 300 units and landing as something of a swansong for the 'Mk7.5' Golf GTI line, the 2020 GTI TCR is priced from $51,490 before on-road costs. That starting price positions it between the regular $46,690 180kW/370Nm Golf GTI and the $55,490 213kW/380Nm Golf R – the latter being the Golf line's all-wheel-drive flagship...

2020 Geneva Motor Show cancelled: What the car brands are doing instead

With news the 90th annual Geneva motor show had been cancelled three days out from its opening amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the world's biggest motoring brands were forced to get innovative...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI revealed, Australian launch early 2021

The latest iteration of what is regularly Australia’s top-selling hot hatch, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, has been revealed ahead of a world premiere in Geneva set for next week. The GTI version of Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf is billed as “an agile, raw, efficient and high-tech compact sports car for the digital age”, which is “newly designed and engineered, fully digitalised and networked… fit for the modern era”...

Volkswagen Golf GTI debuting at Geneva motor show

Volkswagen has released concept renderings of its new Golf GTI ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Volkswagen's render shows a vastly different front end design for its GTI than what has been seen on the standard Golf. The 2021 GTI's front grille extends across the width of its bumper and features fog lights comprised of a quintet of (presumably) LEDs inside the honeycomb pattern...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD teased

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTD has been teased ahead of its formal debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March. While the seventh-generation GTD was never sold in Australia, the new model should offer clues to the styling of the Mk8 GTI...