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  1. Golf/GTI VIII
    Hey everyone, I recently spent the week with the new Mk8 GTI and I thought you guys as owners / enthusiasts would appreciate it most! Happy to answer any questions about my time with the Mk8, or how it compares to the Mk7.5 TCR I reviewed last year Cheers!
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The GTI wasn’t the first hot hatch, but it was the best. And part of its success was down to the fact that you could have something that felt like a sports car but also felt comfortable when you’re stuck in traffic thinking about the horrors of life. Does the new GTI keep that up? Yes, it turns...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    A YouTube comment section interaction has once again led to more darkness in the world. Volkswagen’s R department, responding to a comment, said that there would be no hotter Golf R.  "Is there going to be a plus model ??" Asked the commenter.  "Thanks for your interest! There is no plus...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen unveiled the Mk8 Golf R today and it will make 315 hp 310 lb-ft of torque. Although that’s a modest upgrade from the European Performance model, the American model will make the full 315 hp this time, so there’s no more Atlantic power gap. That means 27 more hp and 30 more lb-ft of...
  5. 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...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Gold R’s unveiling is just around the corner, but before we get to see it, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with videos of it testing at the Nurburgring.  Apparently uncamouflaged, the R looks pretty handy around the fearsome track. Able to carry lots of speed through the corners, we have...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Despite pulling out of the Goodwood SpeedWeek, Volkswagen R still has some news to share. Although it’s not exactly the news we were hoping for, the company announced that they will be unveiling the Golf R on November 4. We’re not expecting any big surprises from the latest generation of the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Look at how angry it looks! It ought to, because it’s got some pretty ludicrous power running through the front wheels. Thanks to the EA888 Evo4 engine under its hood, the Mk8 Golf GTI Clubsport now makes 295 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. To make is all work through the front wheels, VW has, for...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen UK has revealed the starting price for the Mk8 Golf GTI. Brits will have to shell out £33,460 for the high-performance hatch.   That’s £50 fewer than they  had to pay for the Mk7 GTI Performance , but it’s also £7,600 more than the base price of the base model Mk7 GTI.   Since...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    It is an unfortunate reality that the new Mk8 Golf wagon is highly unlikely to be sold in the US. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t gawk at it from afar. Sixty-six millimeters longer than the outgoing model, the new variant takes advantage of its extra size to add more legroom and cargo...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although not explicitly a performance version, the much-anticipated Mazda 3 turbo will give the new Mazda 3 a welcome boot in the root when it comes to performance. And thanks to a video uploaded too soon(?) by Mazda Mexico, we now have some specs on the compact hatch. The headline, of course...
  14. 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...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although no Mk8 Golfs have reached our shores yet, the European tuning houses are giving us a hint of what to look forward to when the GTI and R (but probably not the TSI) come to North America. The latest house, Germany’s Ingo Noak, has a couple of visual mods all ready for us. A chin spoiler...
  16. 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...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is apologizing for an ad it posted to its social media channels this month. In a statement, the company’s head of sales and marketing admitted that the commercial was racist and pledged to keep someone accountable. The ad, which has now been taken down, featured a black actor being...
  18. 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...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    With countries like the UK suggesting that they may ban internal combustion engines as early as 2030, Volkswagen’s ID range of electric cars may have to do for us. In a conversation with the UK’s AutoExpress , Jurgen Stackmann, VW’s head of sales and marketing, said that the ID family and the...
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