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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 Golf R to be detuned in Australia

It's Volkswagen's performance hero - the Golf R - and it has just been launched in Europe with a piping hot 2.0-litre turbocharged engine under the bonnet. Making 199kW and 350Nm with all wheel drive, it's said to be a cracking drive. But Australia's heat issues have reared their ugly head once more. As in its application in Audi's S3, the 2...

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Cabrio to be unveiled by 2010?

Unconfirmed rumours today hint that VW could reveal a new Golf Cabriolet to the Mark VI range by 2010 as it takes ownership of the former Karmann factory in Germany, and, thanks to AutoExpress, here's a couple of pics of how it may look...

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

01/10/2010 Update: Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the Volkwagen Golf Bluemotion will make an appearance at the 2010 Sydney Motorshow before its local launch in 2011. In July, CarAdvice brought you news that Volkswagen had announced a new, highly-efficient Golf model which returns 3.41L/100km on the combined cycle and emits just 107 g/km of carbon dioxide...

2012 Volkswagen Golf VII leaked and rendered

In a recent promotional video to showcase their creative process, Volkswagen accidently included a full-sized clay model of the next generation Golf VII in the background of one of the shots. While the offending clip was quickly removed, naturally our friends at Scoopy have pounced on this opportunity by creating a very accurate depiction of the clay concept from that video...

Video: Volkswagen Golf R against Scirocco R

Following its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the new Golf R has been propelled to the top of the hot hatch stakes proving that good things do come in small packages. In Volkswagen's latest video teaser it is taking sibling rivalry to new heights by pitting the Golf R against its namesake stablemate - the Scirocco R.

Volkswagen Golf R fastest ever: Frankfurt Motor Show

While the R32 nameplate may be missing from the latest generation Golf range, Volkswagen has not left the hot hatch without a flagship – officially introducing the new Golf R at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Enthusiasts need not be disappointed by the removal of the trademark V6 with the new Golf R boasting the title as the fastest-accelerating Volkswagen ever...

2014 Volkswagen Golf CC: Spy Pics

Though we've received very little information thus far, we have received a couple of renderings this morning of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf CC. Golf CC will take many of the same styling cues of its bigger brother, Passat CC, and will sit as a premium model in the revised line-up. CarAdvice will be sure to bring you more information as it comes to hand...

Volkswagen Golf 77TDI released in Australia

Volkswagen have today released its most fuel efficient Golf model in Australia: the 77TDI. As the name suggests this newest member of the Golf line-up is powered by a frugal 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine which, when mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, can achieve a combined fuel economy figure as low as 4.9L/100km. The new 77TDI shares the same technology as its 2...

Spied: 2010 Volkswagen Golf R20

Update: Volkswagen Golf MkVI Review With the current 3.2-litre V6 powered Volkswagen Golf R32 only boasting 184kW, it seems the company's hot hatch is starting to cool off in light of newer offerings by competitors, but VW will soon rectify the situation by launching the Golf R20. Unlike today's R32, the new R20 will feature Volkswagen's 2...

Volkswagen Golf GTI by ABT

The highly respected German Tuning house ABT has released their version of the latest and equally well-respected Golf GTI. CarAdvice’s Full Throttle team recently sampled several ABT tuned rockets in Germany and were blown away by what these guys can do with much of the standard fare from the Volkswagen group, which means this Golf GTI is likely to seriously impress...

2009 Volkswagen Golf GTD official details

Update: Volkswagen Golf GTD Review. Volkswagen has officially revealed the full specifications for its diesel-powered GTI doppelganger which promises both performance and economy in one agile package. The Golf GTD also marks the arrival of Volkswagen's highest-performance production Golf with a diesel engine today, carrying on the GTD legacy which begun 27 years ago...