Volkswagen

Seat Leon Cupra review: Simmering rather than on-the-boil hot hatch

Seat launched the first-generation Leon in 1998. Sportier than the VW Golf, and cheaper than the Audi A3 (with which it shared much), it married

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review: The would-be crossover killer

PROS Handsome design Turbo engine is well paired to DSG automatic Large and practical cargo abilities Surprisingly capable AWD CONS Economy isn’t great Cabin is

12 Iconic SUVs That Need to Make a Comeback

With the price of gas low and the classic three-box sedan beginning its slow ride into the sunset, SUVs and crossovers are once again king.

Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison

I’m sure that deep inside a fortune cookie somewhere is a pseudo-cryptic message that suggests being first doesn’t immediately equate with being the best. Take

The BMW E30 3 Series : The Ultimate Car for the Everyman

If you’re a gearhead, you can probably pick an ’80s–early ’90s compact BMW out in traffic, and call it by its factory designation: E30. But

Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class

If you are thinking about buying a supermini then cars like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and maybe a Volkswagen Polo or something

10 Hugely Underrated Cars That Are On Sale Now

2017 Cadillac CTS-V Popularity isn’t always a perfect indicator that something is better. In the car world, some of the best-selling sedans, SUVs, and crossovers are easily outclassed by

Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la

Think GTi and Volkswagen springs to mind, right? But as you’ll know if you’ve read our review of the Peugeot 208 GTi, the French car-maker

10 Cool Cars to Bring Back the Fun to Their Brands

We always want the things we can’t have, especially when they’re cool old cars. The automotive world is littered with misty memories of flashy flagship

Audi A3 Premium vs. Volkswagen GTI SE: Buy This, Not That

If you’re a German automaker in the U.S. (except for one), chances are you’ve had a license to print money for a while now. These

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch

The fact that the GTI Clubsport even exists is a miracle in itself. Volkswagen already offers the brilliantly capable GTI and the Golf R for

2017 Audi TT 2.0 TDI Quattro Review

The Audi TT entered its third generation for 2016 and is built upon Volkswagen’s MQB platform. At Launch it was available with the choice of

2017 Hyundai I30 Wagon Review

Sold as the Elantra GT here in the U.S. and the Hyundai I30 in the rest of the world, Hyundai’s resident hatchbackentered its third generation

10 Great Cars People Are Avoiding for Some Strange Reason

Some car segments hit the skids in 2016, and it’s easy to see why. There were hybrids that fought cheap gas and lost. On other

Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better

2016 Bentley Continental GT review

THE GOOD: Luxury coachwork and a powerful yet economical V-8 engine make the 2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S a choice car for long drives. The

Mini Countryman vs. BMW X1: Buy This, Not That

It’s a potential problem for any automaker, and frankly, the reason why this column exists. For companies with multiple brands, the bean counters, PR teams,

Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4×4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand

2016 Chevrolet Cruze review

THE GOOD: The attractive and efficient 2016 Cruze brims with the latest in-car tech. THE BAD: The Cruze has some trouble getting out of its own way,

2017 Volkswagen Golf : What’s changed? New technology detailed

The facelifted seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has just been unveiled. Given that it doesn’t look that different to the car that’s currently in showrooms across the

2016 Subaru WRX STI review

THE GOOD: With an all-wheel drive system and 305 horsepower, you can have fun almost anywhere in the Subaru WRX STI. The old-school hydraulic power steering

5 Things You Need to Know About the New Mercedes-Benz Pickup

For the better part of the decade, BMW and Mercedes have found success expanding into just about every segment you can think of. Between GTs and

Honda Civic RS v Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo comparison

It was only July when the Honda Civic VTi-S outshone both the Skoda Octavia Ambition and Hyundai Elantra Active. Here though, we have just two

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

For people with an interest in new cars, the all-new Atlas SUV shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s been strongly hinted at since the 2013 CrossBlue concept,

October 2016 VFACTS : New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

A pair of light commercial vehicles, the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, topped the charts in a fairly flat October, today’s industry car sales revealed.

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison : Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison : Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it’s hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers

7 Things You Probably Never Knew About the Ford Focus RS

The hype surrounding Ford’s 350 horsepower hot hatch hellion seems to increase exponentially with each passing month. Even after the first lucky buyers began taking ownership of

14 of the Biggest Automotive Flops of All Time

Over the years there have been plenty of bad cars. Countless bad cars, really. If you made a directory of car model ever built, you’ll realize that

Medium wagon comparison : Hyundai i40 v Mazda 6 v Volkswagen Passat

At the risk of flogging the proverbial horse, we often wonder why more people don’t buy mid-sized wagons over medium SUVs. We understand the appeal