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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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Volkswagen announces factory bonus for MY18 Golf R

Volkswagen Australia is currently offering 2018 model-year Golf R hatches and wagons with a $3000 factory bonus for a limited time. Following the recent announcement of drive-away pricing for the front-wheel drive Golf GTI, the German manufacturer has introduced a new offer on its flagship all-wheel drive performance duo, available until March 31...

Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away. Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage...

CarAdvice podcast 137: 2019 Suzuki Jimny reviewed

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Alborz Fallah, and Mike Stevens. Check out the classy shirts the guys are wearing below... Kez Casey joins us for car news, where we discuss the Toyota Supra sold for US$2.1 million. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has been snapped, while BMW and Mercedes-Benz are discussing a joint front-wheel drive platform, and Tesla has increased its Supercharger prices as it slashes seven per cent of its workforce...

2020 Volkswagen Golf 'Mk8' snapped

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf has been snapped completing a cheeky Macca's run, with photos of the all-important hatch surfacing on social media over the weekend. Much like another German icon, the Porsche 911, the Golf doesn't make huge stylistic leaps between generations. It should come as no surprise to see, then, the Mk8 posted by johannes...

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled

The production version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been unveiled, and it looks identical to the concept car displayed at Worthersee event in May 2018. Under the bonnet the TCR has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 213kW of power to its name, up from 180kW available in the GTI Performance...

Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Passat CC added to Takata recall

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the Mk6 Golf, 'B6' Passat, and Passat CC as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected units span the 2009 through 2016 model years depending on nameplate, affecting both the driver and passenger front airbags. Like previous Takata recalls, the fault revolves around degraded airbag propellant as a result of exposure to high temperatures and humidity over time...

2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed

A sketch previewing the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf was displayed during the brand's annual session in Wolfsburg, Germany, this week. The teaser seems to confirm speculation the new Golf will feature a slimline set of headlights. Elsewhere we can see the trailing edge of the rear door will, once again, mirror the shape of the tailgate aperture, tail-light housing and bumper edges...

2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs

Volkswagen has announced pricing and specs for revised 2019 Golf range, now featuring fewer variants and a $24,990 starting price. The new range kicks off with the 110TSI Trendline, priced from $24,990 before on-road costs in manual guise. Speccing the seven-speed DSG adds $2500, while the DSG-only wagon is priced from $28,990 plus ORCs...

Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?

Electric park brakes are more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can automatically activate/deactivate, and make life easier for the vast majority of everyday drivers. But they have removed one element of the average petrolhead's (closed road/private course) repertoire – the handbrake turn...

Mk2 Golf GTI vs Up! GTI drag race - video

The new Volkswagen Up! GTI has been hailed as something of a spiritual successor to the Mk1 or Mk2 Golf GTI. It's light, makes a similar amount of power and, unlike the Polo and Golf GTI in Australia, is offered with a manual transmission. Which is faster, though? With 86kW on tap from a 1...

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 could drop wagon variant - report

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf, due to commence production next year, looks set to shake up the small car segment with cutting-edge technology and powertrains, though the model range could look a little different to what's currently available. A new report by the UK's Autocar claims the Mk8 Golf could have some big things in the works, and move further upmarket in terms of available technologies and interior ambience...