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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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2017 VW Golf GTI Is A Car For All Seasons 23
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, video, VW, VW Golf GTI, VW Videos on 09 23rd, 2017


For many years, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has been the clever choice in the segment, thanks to its competitive pricing, versatility, comfort, and power.
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Front-Drive Super-Hatches: VW Golf GTI Clubsport S vs Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R 9
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video, VW, VW Golf GTI, VW Videos on 09 9th, 2017


Hot hatches don’t come much more capable than these two: the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S versus the 2014 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R.
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Volkswagen Golf VIII Reportedly Coming In Two Years 3
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 08 3rd, 2017


New details surrounding the next generation Volkswagen Golf have started to emerge.
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Next VW Golf GTI And R To Get More Power And Less Weight 14
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 07 14th, 2017


Volkswagen is working on a number of upgrades that will make performance variants of the eighth-generation Golf the best ever.
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Can Chevrolet’s Bolt EV Beat A VW Golf GTI In A Drag Race? 30
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Videos, Drag-Racing, Electric Vehicles, video, VW, VW Golf GTI, VW Videos on 06 30th, 2017


The 'green' technology that is present in today's electric cars, such as the Chevrolet Bolt, makes them not only emissions-free, but also capable of battling a hot hatch like Volkswagen Golf GTI on even terms in a straight line.
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VW Says No To More GTIs, Will Stick With Golf, Polo and Up 15
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Polo, VW Up on 06 15th, 2017


VW’s boss Herbert Diess dismissed reports that the company is planning more GTI-badged models, including an SUV.
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Hot Hatches Don’t Come More Special Than Renault’s Megane R26R 13
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in renault, Renault Megane, Renault Videos, video, VW, VW Golf GTI, VW Videos on 06 13th, 2017


The French know how to turn an everyday hatchback into a giant killer and there isn’t a more perfect example from the Renault Megane R26R.
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VW Golf GTI Clubsport S By O.CT Tuning Is All About Power 27
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in O.CT., tuning, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 05 27th, 2017


Volkswagen's track-optimized Golf GTI dubbed the Clubsport S, is a true driver's car, but the crew from O.CT Tuning believes that it could use some more power.
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Oettinger Goes Worthersee With Comprehensive Golf GTI/R Upgrades 26
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Oettinger, tuning, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 05 26th, 2017


We've come to expect from Volkswagen and its sister brands to showcase new hot hatches and other performance automobiles at Wörthersee each year, however the festival has also become a showcase for VW tuners, too.
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VW’s Golf GTI First Decade Concept Is A 404 HP Hybrid 24
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Galleries, Hot Hatch, new cars, VW, VW Concepts, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 05 24th, 2017


Volkswagen has unveiled its bold Golf GTI First Decade concept ahead of its public debut tomorrow at the annual Worthersee meeting.
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VW Releases New Teaser Of Golf GTI Worthersee Concept 23
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, VW, VW Concepts, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 05 23rd, 2017


Volkswagen has just dropped an official teaser image of its upcoming Golf GTI Worthersee Concept.
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VW Introduces Five New Concepts For The SOWO European Experience Festival 19
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in VW, VW Beetle, VW Concepts, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R, VW Jetta on 05 19th, 2017


Volkswagen of America has unveiled five new concepts for the SOWO festival in Savannah, Georgia.
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VW’s UK Golf Range Welcomes New 1.5 TSI EVO And GTI Performance 18
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, UK, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 05 18th, 2017


The new VW Golf GTI Performance has joined the UK range of the Golf family, along with the addition of the new 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine.
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VW Golf 7 GTI Performance By Mac Audio Will Literally Rock You 5
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in tuning, VW, VW Golf GTI on 05 5th, 2017


Not many tuning companies install extreme sound systems anymore, but Mac Audio isn’t your average aftermarket specialist.
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