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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Mk8 Golf is on its way and VW insiders are calling it the biggest generational improvement ever in the Golf R’s history. Whether it lives up to the hype, we won’t know until November 4 (very early in the morning because of time zones).  What we do know is that it will be powered by VW’s...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Three pictures of the Mk8 Golf R have leaked on Instagram. They show juicy tailpipes, a pretty effective-looking diffusor, and the new R badge ( you know, the one we showed you before everyone else ) on the rear of the car. They also show the new rim and the nice blue brake caliper (also...
  3. The Audi Lounge
    Modern luxury is based in connectivity, applications, and distancing one from the experience of driving altogether — or at least that’s what the automotive industry now seems to believe. And they may have a point. While we’re well aware those advocating “mobility” desperately want it so that...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    VW tuner Oettinger has just revealed a first look at its parts for the all-new Golf Mk8. The oldest VW tuner of all keeps the mods subtle with its line of new aero parts for the newest Golf. Oettinger, which has been modifying VWs for more than 70 years, says these parts are wind-tunnel tested...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen South Africa enlisted the help of former F1 driver Eddie Jordan to introduce its latest Global Touring Car. Based on the Mk8 Golf, it’s the first official race car we’ve seen built on the new Golf’s chassis. The car is a shift for Volkswagen SA, which previously raced Jettas in the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week, we spoke to VW’s resident hot-shoe, Benny Leuchter about the Mk8 GTI and why he believes it’s even better than the Mk7. And now we footage of the car running through a battery of handling tests. The new GTI is supposed to be pointier on turn-in, which VW’s ISO lane change test...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    We don’t know what’s going on with Volkswagen’s software, but if the automaker doesn’t sort it out quickly, it runs the risk of becoming infamous for it. Technical glitches have plagued the launch of Volkswagen Group’s most recent models; so much so, it’s starting to become a trend. These new...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's all well and good to hire the best engineers, but unless you have a driver who can set a car up properly, the result may never matter. And with Benny Leuchter, Volkswagen has a driving ace up its sleeve. The touring car racer has been racing Golfs for a while now and that may be why VW...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking to journalists earlier today, Volkswagen revealed that the standard Golf 8 TSI was unlikely to come to the US. Hein Schafer, senior vice president of product marketing for Volkswagen of America, said that although there's still hope for Canadians, the US is likely to only get the Golfs...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Spies at the Nurburgring have caught another version of the Golf R testing in Germany, and this one appears to be the Golf R. Carrying a lot of speed through the corners, this is a promising first look at a car that will carry the heavy weight of big expectations. Well-founded rumors have the...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although ABT hasn’t yet upped the power, it has revealed what it would do to give the eighth generation of Golf look a little more special. The look starts out with lowering springs because “lowering is essential to create a sporty appearance,” writes the tuning house in a statement. In all, it...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Yesterday, we heard that the Golf R would come with some surprise that no one is expecting. Today, we’re learning that that surprise is unlikely to be a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, but R wanted one. The report comes from Holland’s Autovisie , which reports that the initial plan for the Mk8...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has finally taken the veil off the Mk8 Golf and they’ve improved it from top to bottom. With new looks, less drag, more screens, and more ways to interact with the car, this is the most advanced Golf to date. Since this is the European model, the most relevant part to you and me is...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is unveiling the new Golf later today and while that may feel a little less special now that pretty much every picture ever taken of the car has now leaked, they'll be talking about what's under the hood, so it could still be informative. You can watch it below when it starts at 4:30...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Finally. Tomorrow we're going to get to see the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, in-full, for the first time. Here's what the head of the platform it's based on thinks makes it special. "The Golf is an icon: like no other car, it embodies high-quality mobility for everyone. I can promise you...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has released another teaser image to get excited for the eighth-generation Golf. This one features the new car’s taillight. This latest image follows teasers released highlighting the Mk8's interior and front end.  An evolution of the Mk7 design, the new taillight eschews the lower...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although we’re less than ten days away from the official launch of the Mk8 Golf, we’re sure you’d rather see the next Golf now. And here it is. Posted to a Slovak VW fan Facebook page, the pictures appear to be legitimate. And though there are only two pictures, they give us an idea of what to...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    When are we finally going to get to see the Mk 8 Volkswagen Golf? We originally expected at the Frankfurt auto show last month, but it never appeared. Why? Apparently to make sure the ID.3 got all the attention (and all the clicks). But now we know when the eighth generation of the Golf will be...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    That’s pretty much it. Volkswagen released this picture because they’re going to be unveiling the Mk8 Golf soon. “At this time, we will not disclose all details of the new Golf, but you can already perceive its elegant proportions,” says Klaus Bischoff, head of VW Design. “The next generation...
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