When VW engineers built their first hot first-generation Golf, they called it the GTI, the 'i' for fuel injection. That car became the prototypical hot hatch, and GTI became a byword for a high performance model. But the Golf wasn't the first GTI.
I drive one of these things. With DSG (inb4 GRAH BLARGH Y U NO GET MANUAL??). It's no longer stock, but I do remember a simpler time when it was factory fresh. Here's my review based on those memories.
Here's VW's picture of their new Golf TSI, GTI, and TDI in front of the Manhattan skyline. Think it's a photoshop, or is it real?
In today's bit of automotive acrobatics, we see a slammed GTI enter and exit a sloped parking lot on three wheels. Check out how little suspension travel is on this thing.
A lot of car people think that new cars are irredeemably ugly and will never look as good as the classics. We disagree. For proof, here are the most stunning photographs we've seen at the Paris Motor Show this year.
Test out your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this is before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but you'll know the truth.
The 2010 VW GTI will go on sale in the U.S. towards the end of summer with a new look but the same 207 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged fourbanger.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is headed this way to compete in the highly competitive Compact SUV segment, which includes the likes of the Honda CR-V, RAV4 and Ford Escape. The sharp-looking SUV has a lot going for it, including the beloved turbocharged 2.0-Liter fourbanger found in a wide range of Audi and VW products.…
Nowadays it's easy to forget that diesel is good for more than just massive torque. Remember? Diesels get great fuel economy too. And in case you're not impressed by a 'normal' diesel like the Euro-spec Honda Civic, VW has decided to make a diesel hybrid. VW has combined a turbocharged 75 HP 3-cylinder diesel, a 27 HP…