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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 launches Golf GTI in Europe

After making its first public debut in concept form at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen has officially unveiled the production version of its new generation Golf MkVI GTI flagship. Building upon the dynamics and driver involvement which defined the spirit of its predecessors, the new model is faster, sharper and more powerful than any standard GTI before it...

VW Golf scores five-star EuroNCAP rating

The new-generation Volkswagen Golf has been awarded the maximum five-star EuroNCAP safety rating despite stricter and more comprehensive assessment criteria. Furthermore, it now boasts the highest overall safety rating of any vehicle to be tested under the new scheme...

New Volkswagen Golf

Our man on the ground is currently attending Volkswagen's official launch of the new Golf  MkVI in Byron Bay. He sent us this quick photo before the drive program was set to begin. Expect a full first-steer in the next 24 hours. While you're waiting, you can find out more about the new Golf  below: 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkVI revealed 2009 Volkswagen Golf MkVI specifications...

Volkswagen Golf R20T set to replace R32

Volkswagen is to launch its Golf R20T hatch at the Geneva Motor Show in a bid to take on the might of Ford's Focus RS, Subaru's WRX STi and Mitsubishi's Lancer Evolution. Utilising the combination of a lightweight body and tuned 2.0-litre turbocharged engine (as the name suggests), the R20T is a direct replacement for the R32, being referred to within VW as the R-Series Turbo...

Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli edition

Update: Read our Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli Review Volkswagen has unveiled its most powerful GTI model yet with the new special edition Golf GTI Pirelli which made its official debut at the Australian International Motor Show. Pirelli has a long history of producing special edition models with VW ever since the 'Original Pirelli' arrived on the UK market in 1983...

Spied: 2009 Volkswagen Golf Plus

Update: Volkswagen Group Australia says at the moment there are no plans to  bring the Golf Plus down under. When the new Volkswagen Golf makes its first public appearance at the Paris motor show this week, the revised Golf Plus, Europe's most popular Golf, will remain a secret until spring next year...

2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkVI revealed

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest GTI, the Mark VI. And looking at the photos, it's an impressive piece of kit. Due to be revealed to the public at the Paris Motor Show in a few weeks, the new GTI continues on the nameplate's heritage, while further advancing in the fields of power, safety and style...

Spied: 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI

We've all seen pictures of the new sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, but literally just hours ago our European spy photographers captured the first pictures of what appears to be the next GTI. The new Golf GTI is based on Volkswagen’s all new Golf/Rabbit lineup. Initially we were stumped as to whether this was an R32, R36 or GTI...

2009 Volkswagen Golf MkVI specifications

Following the images leaked a few days ago, Volkswagen has just official unveiled the all new Golf. A model which to Volkswagen goes to its very core. So far more than 26 million Golfs have been sold worldwide and with the new Golf only months away, sales are only set to increase...

2009 Volkswagen Golf MkVI leaked

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf wasn't due to be unveiled until August 6th, however official images have already been leaked onto the web.   The sixth generation VW Golf is astoundingly similar to a rendering published by CarAdvice earlier this year - right down to the wheel design! Already a leader in what is perhaps the most competitive market segment, the next-generation Golf sports a conservative Porsche-like evolutionary approach to its mid-life refresh...

2008 Volkswagen Golf CGI

The Volkswagen Golf is arguably the worlds most prolific and versatile hatchback, encompassing variants such as the world's first twin-charged 1.4 TSI, the renowned GTi hot-hatch, and the potent all-paw R32. This particular rendering has been created over an actual spy photo of the 2008 VW Golf, ensuring proportions, lines and placement are highly accurate...