It feels like we just got the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf family here in America, but VW is already giving it some major updates. You’ll need a keen eye to spot those differences on the outside, but there are some big changes in the cabin and under the hood. Also, more power for our beloved GTI version.
If you prefer your Volkswagen GTIs the old-fashioned way, with just two doors and offering a challenge for anyone who wants to get into the back seat, you better act now. The two-door GTI is about to be discontinued in the U.S.
It’s not everyday you get embarrassed at the drag strip by a tuned 600 horsepower Volkswagen Golf Mk. II VR6 Turbo, but I can guarantee that when it does happen, it’ll ruin your mood.
Instead of fast Renaults and Seats, Volkswagen had to beat the Honda Civic Type R’s record this time, and with 305 horsepower on tap, their new GTI Clubsport S delivered, proving that a two-seater Golf can be very fast. VW claims it’s now the quickest front-wheel drive car around the legendary Nürburgring.
The Golf 395 horsepower Golf R400 might be dead, but say hello to the 305 horsepower Golf GTI Clubsport S, a limited-edition track weapon with no rear seats.
This is the Golf GTI TCR. Volkswagen Motorsport built 20 of these 330 horsepower touring cars for privateers, and they are all sold by now.
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The Volkswagen Golf is a car. But it is not the only car that is a Volkswagen Golf.
The Golf GTI Clubsport is a 265 horsepower hot hatch that can also give you 290 horses for ten seconds on overboost. Evo went to Portugal to see what’s it like, but unfortunately, it seems that America is not getting any of these über GTIs.
Volkswagen never turned the mark 2 Golf into an official Group B rally car, but somebody in Austria corrected that mistake.
Now that September is in full force, we can take a moment to reminisce on August, which is yet another month when Volkswagen tried to make the Golf seem more successful than it really is.
Meet the Seat Leon X-Perience, the Spanish brand’s lifted all-wheel drive offering that’s essentially the same car as the VW SportWagen Alltrack America is getting next year. Here’s what you can expect from VW’s little off-road wagon.
The Volkswagen e-Golf is, at its core, a Volkswagen Golf. That's not some metaphorical, figurative thing either. This isn't about "the platform," or "the feel" – it is a Volkswagen Golf. Except for the fact that it's powered by electricity. And I love the electricness of it, but the problem is the Golfiness.
If you're like most car geeks, you know that Volkswagen has a thing for winds when it comes to naming cars. Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind, Passat is a trade wind, Jetta refers to the Jet stream, and Golf is what the Germans call the Gulf Stream. But get this — shocking new revelations suggest the Golf was actually…
It's a Volkswagen Golf wagon with permanent all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance and underside protection, hill descent assist and a choice of gas or diesel engines. In other words, pretty much all you need in a family car.