The First GTI Wasn't A Volkswagen

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. » 9/07/14 9:00am 9/07/14 9:00am

The Volkswagen GTI Vision Gran Turismo Is Bonkers In Real Life

What looks like just a squished GTI in renders and in Gran Turismo 6 is far different in real life. VW unleashed a full-scale model of its GTI Vision Gran Turismo at the Worthersee Festival, and even though they'll never build it for real, they really, really should. » 5/30/14 9:44am 5/30/14 9:44am

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

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. » 12/21/13 1:10pm 12/21/13 1:10pm

Watch A Hellaflush VW GTI Absurdly Lift A Wheel To Get Into A Parking…

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. » 11/30/12 3:30pm 11/30/12 3:30pm

The Most Spectacular Photography From The Paris Motor Show

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. » 9/27/12 4:00pm 9/27/12 4:00pm

Automobile Picks 2010 VW GTI As "Automobile Of The Year"

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI nabbed the title of "Automobile Of The Year" for the second time in five years because of its "blend of athleticism, practicality, and performance." Talk about VeeDub fan-boys. [Automobile] » 11/10/09 3:40pm 11/10/09 3:40pm

ABT-Tuned VW GTI Catapults Jets With Enhanced Turbocharger

This clever ABT-tuned VW GTI advertisement from Asia reminds us why turbocharged cars are so much fun once they spool up their snails. Apparently they're powerful enough to launch jets off an aircraft carrier. Whodathunkit? » 7/16/09 5:15pm 7/16/09 5:15pm

What's This Engine Bay?

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. » 5/18/09 6:00pm 5/18/09 6:00pm

Volkswagen Kills Rabbit Nameplate, Resurrects Golf

Volkswagen's entry-level hatchback debuted in North America as the Rabbit, was rebranded as the Golf, re-rebranded as the Rabbit and now, apparently, it has been re-re-rebranded as the 2010 Volkswagen Golf. Farfugridiculous. [Car & Driver] » 3/24/09 6:35pm 3/24/09 6:35pm

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK VI On Sale This Summer

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. » 3/24/09 2:00pm 3/24/09 2:00pm

Chevy Camaro SS, LS Vs. The Competition: By The Numbers

Did you know the 2010 Camaro SS has more horsepower-per-dollar than the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8? That the Cobalt SS has a higher top speed than either? That and more below. » 3/18/09 1:30pm 3/18/09 1:30pm

2009 Volkswagen GTI Drops In On Paris, Brings Two Extra Doors

We finally have live shots of the pre-revealed » 10/02/08 1:46pm 10/02/08 1:46pm and, not surprisingly, it looks like a with a bit more edge. This time we get to see the two extra doors for the five-door GTI, which looks rather fetching in hot red. The lower, wider air dam and the red trim are clear indicators that this hatch means business.…

2009 VW Golf GTI Drops Ahead Of Paris

Like the 2009 VW Golf VI » 9/24/08 10:50pm 9/24/08 10:50pm, the is a lot like the old car, just a little bit better. Power comes courtesy of the same EA888 2.0-litre turbo used in the Edition 30 MK V, making 207 HP and 206 Lb-Ft. Looks-wise VW wanted to make the new GTI looks lower and meaner than the MKV. Thank the wide lower air dam for that. Of…

C&D Wants To Know How Much Fun You Can Have For $25,000

Car und Driver » 8/20/08 2:00pm 8/20/08 2:00pm gave its staff a theoretical budget of $25,000 and asked a question many of us have posited to ourselves: What's the most entertaining vehicle I can get with my money? As would be expected when asking a group of car enthusiasts such a subjective — and emotional — question, the answers were all over the…

Kleine GTI, Now With 16 Valves For 1987!

VW's "Kleine GTI" series of ads, starting in 1984 » 8/19/08 11:00am 8/19/08 11:00am, was still going strong three years later. Those crazy Wolfsburgers went and doubled the number of valves for that year, giving America's -clad sorority girls 123 rampaging German horses under the hood.

Volkswagen Tiguan To Be Marketed As The Compact SUV 'GTI' Instead Of…

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.… » 5/19/08 1:40pm 5/19/08 1:40pm

VW Golf TDI Hybrid Combines Best Of Both Worlds

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… » 3/03/08 11:20am 3/03/08 11:20am