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2018 VW Golf Sportsvan Arrives In The UK With New Face And Features 8
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, UK, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf Sportsvan on 12 8th, 2017


Volkswagen has launched the facelifted Golf Sportsvan in the United Kingdom, where it carries a £20,475 ($27,425) starting price.

Offered in four grades, S, SE, SE Nav, and GT, the compact MPV can be ordered with full-LED headlamps, two new colors called Cranberry Red and Reflex Silver, four new alloy wheel designs and a Discovery Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-inch display and gesture control.

The revised Golf Sportsvan comes as standard with the Front Assist and Predictive Pedestrian Monitoring, alongside the optional Emergency Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Park Assist, ‘Security & Service’ package, and others, which make it safer than ever.

Customers can choose between four turbocharged petrol units for the 2018 Sportsvan, with outputs ranging from 85PS (84hp) to 150PS (148hp), and two diesels, a 1.6-liter with 115PS (113hp) and a 2.0-liter with 150PS (148hp). Depending on the engine, it can be had with a five- or six-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG.

The most affordable DSG model uses the 110PS (108hp) 1.0-liter engine and starts from £22,230 ($29,775), whereas the range-topping GT that’s powered by the 150PS (148hp) 2.0-liter diesel is priced from £28,595 ($38,300).

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VW To Spend $3.5 Billion On Factory Upgrades For Next-Gen Golf 30
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, VW, VW Golf on 11 30th, 2017


Volkswagen will invest 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) at its Wolfsburg production facility in preparation for its eighth-generation Golf.

In a statement, the automaker said the investment will be funnelled towards re-tooling the factory and constructing a new design center in the technical development area.

VW made the announcement on the eve of the annual works meeting in Wolfsburg. According to chairman of the Group and General Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, the investment will help secure the company’s long-term future.

“The Supervisory Board has approved billions in investment for the Volkswagen brand in new products and in our plants. This means our future is secure – regardless of whether it is under electric or conventional propulsion. We will hold our own in the vanguard of the automotive industry,” he said.

The new VW Golf will probably launch in 2019 and be underpinned by a modified version of the MQB platform used by the current car. More importantly, the car will adopt electrification, potentially even in GTI guise. Consequently, the new car won’t only be more powerful than the outgoing model but also promises to be more fuel efficient and emit fewer emissions.

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After 43 Years, The VW Golf Is Still The Prototypical Hatchback 28
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in video, VW, VW Golf, VW Videos on 11 28th, 2017


There are few automotive nameplates that have been around as long – or sold as many – as the Volkswagen Golf. That makes it a prime candidate for the Evolution treatment from Donut Media, and that’s just what we have here.

VW’s best-selling model and one of the most produced automobiles in the world, the Golf was originally introduced way back in 1974 as the more conventional replacement to the Beetle.

Conventional, we should say, as we now think of it, because the Golf was one of the pioneers of the hatchback bodystyle – arriving just two years after the original Honda Civic hit the scene.

Of course the Golf also gave us the GTI, hands down the progenitor of the modern hot hatch and the standard by which all others are compared. Even that’s been upstaged by the Golf R, but those are just a couple of the variants we’ve seen over the years.

These days you’ll find Golfs with three doors or five, chopped into a convertible, and stretched into a wagon. The Jetta sedan is closely related, as is the neo-retro Beetle the Golf originally replaced – not to mention the Audi A3 in all its many flavors.

The influence of the VW Golf on the industry, then, can hardly be overstated. And you can watch it all evolve in front of your eyes in this latest clip.

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VW Group Planning A Host Of Hybrid Hot Hatches 3
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hot Hatch, Hybrids, Reports, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 11 3rd, 2017


Aware that it will take many years for all-electric vehicles to become commonplace, the Volkswagen Group intends on launching a selection of hybrid hot hatches early next decade as it continues its introduction of electrified models.

It is reported that senior executives at the automaker believe these hybrid hatchbacks will prove to be a valuable stepping stone towards full electrification and help to win over car enthusiasts about the benefits of electric propulsion.

Speaking to Autocar, an unnamed source said it is important to move step by step into the EV future.

“We are not just flicking a switch and expecting people to move to fully electric cars – it is a process that will take decades, and we must help take people through the transition step by step by showing what the possibilities are.”

It seems likely that one of the first hot hatches within the VW Group to receive hybrid power could be the next-generation Skoda Fabia vRS. Despite being a number of years away from being introduced, Skoda chief executive Bernhard Maier said it would make sense to electrify the model.

At the start of this year, it emerged that the next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI could also use a hybrid powertrain. If current rumors hold true, that would mean a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine complemented by a 48V electrical system and integrated starter motor.

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23-Year-Old Trades McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce For 2000 VW Golf 18
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Offbeat News, Reports, VW, VW Golf on 10 18th, 2017


Unless you’re a diehard fan of either McDonald's, the animated film Mulan or TV show Rick and Morty, this story may confuse you greatly. It certainly left us scratching our heads.
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VW Golf GTD Takes On Amarok V6 TDI, Place Your Bets 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, Drag-Racing, south-africa, video, VW Amarok, VW Golf, VW Videos on 10 5th, 2017


In normal circumstances, seeing a hot hatchback of any sorts line up against a double-cab pickup would probably have you laughing at the thought of the truck actually pulling off an upset.
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Watch Insane 1,000HP VW Golf Mk1 Sleeper Reach 308km/h In 1/2 Mile 4
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Classics, Drag-Racing, tuning, video, VW, VW Golf, VW Videos on 10 4th, 2017


Boba Motoring are back with yet another project – a first-gen Volkswagen Golf with more power than modern supercars.
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VW Bähnle Returns To The Streets Of Wolfsburg 28
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, VW, VW Golf on 09 28th, 2017


Wolfsburg isn't just the city in which Volkswagen happens to be based. Arguably more than the headquarter locations of any other automaker, it is, for all intents and purposes, Volkswagen City. Just look at the trolly once used to shuttle people around town.
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VW Golf 40-Year Price History Points To Brand Consistency 24
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Study, VW, VW Golf on 09 24th, 2017


Ever since the VW Rabbit (called Golf elsewhere) was introduced back in 1975, the car that was supposed to replace the Beetle in the U.S. underwent many generational shifts.
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VW Doesn’t Expect To Sell EVs In High Volumes Until Next Decade 17
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Reports, VW, VW Golf on 09 17th, 2017


Volkswagen has said that it is unlikely to sell electric vehicles in high numbers until early next decade.
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Longer-Range 2017 VW E-Golf Hits U.S. Market From $31,315, Before Incentives 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, new cars, prices, VW, VW Golf on 09 14th, 2017


Volkswagen has released the pricing of the updated 2017 e-Golf for the US market.
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Longer-Range 2017 VW E-Golf Hits U.S. Market From $31,315, Before Incentives 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, new cars, prices, VW, VW Golf on 09 14th, 2017


Volkswagen has released the pricing of the updated 2017 e-Golf for the US market.
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Updated VW e-Golf Arrives In The UK With 50 Percent More Range 1
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, new cars, prices, UK, VW, VW Golf on 09 1st, 2017


VW’s updated version of the all-electric e-Golf has arrived in the UK, offering a very useful boost in driving range and the company’s latest tech features.
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150th Millionth VW Rolls Off The Production Line In Wolfsburg 29
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in PHEV, Reports, video, VW, VW Golf, VW Videos on 08 29th, 2017


VW is celebrating a production milestone, after building its 150th millionth vehicle since the company was founded 80 years ago.
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This VW Golf Mk1 Has A V8 Engine And RWD 26
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Classics, tuning, video, VW, VW Golf, VW Videos on 08 26th, 2017


Tuned cars don't get much cooler than a classic Volkswagen Golf Mk1 with a V8 engine strapped under its hood, right?
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