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2020 VW Golf 8th Gen revealed: Five hybrids, GTI and R

One of the most recognizable and popular of VW’s line of vehicles is the Golf. The company is set to launch a new 8th-generation for

BMW X2 M35i Review: A Hot Crossover That’s a Bit Overcooked

The BMW X2 M35i is an affront to an automotive enthusiast’s sensibilities. It looks like a slick, angry hot hatch. It has what could be a wicked

Next-gen Volkswagen Golf R to miss out on hybrid power

Next year’s all-new Volkswagen Golf R is shaping up to be fastest VW hatch ever, but it will go without an electrified powertrain An advanced

2019 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf R: One of These Is the Best Hot-Hatch in America

Honda and VW push small-car performance to the max in two practical compacts that are full of surprises. Volkswagen created the hot-hatch genre in 1976

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review

What do the Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R have in common? They’re the most performance-focused specimens in their respective lineups and undoubtedly

BMW rules out Mercedes-AMG A45, Audi RS3 mega hatch rival

Instead, the new 50:50 AWD M135i gets a downsized turbo-four, 225kW of power, and oomph to tackle A35, S3 and Focus ST BMW has opted not

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Review

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is good at blurring things. Like the line between mainstream and premium cars. And the scenery when the accelerator is

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI packs Golf GTI tech into sports sedan

Volkswagen has revealed the 2019 Jetta GLI, wrapping the 2.0-liter TSI engine of the Golf GTI in a performance sedan body. Making its debut at

Volkswagen Golf GTI and R manual killed – for good

The original hot hatch to go without a manual transmission in future Volkswagen Australia has sensationally consigned the manual gearbox to history in its performance

2019 Volkswagen Golf range: Full pricing and specs

Updated version of German car-maker’s most popular model now in showrooms Volkswagen Group Australia has announced full pricing and specifications for its upgraded 2019 VW

New Renault Megane RS vs Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R Comparison

What’s the best hot hatch on sale today? To find out we’re pitting the new Renault Megane RS against our reigning champion, the Honda Civic

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we’ve assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video: Track and performance

The hot hatch hero of the moment right now is the Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque’s first serious salvo against the world’s fittest small

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Face-off: Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, Peugeot 308 GTi, Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled ‘hot hatch’? In fact, is it technically a segment

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison

If you’ve got $60,000 to spend on a hot hatch, you really need to have these two at the very top of your list. They

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?

DS Automobiles continues its march into independence, dropping the badges of its Citroen heritage as it tries to mark itself out as something different. The aim

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. When

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

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

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review

The new 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line range-topper is about to launch in Australia, giving the company the flagship mid-sized car it should have been

The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS stands at the pinnacle of the American hot hatch landscape, a turbocharged high performance marvel that brings with it a

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate

It is sometimes said that a Volkswagen Golf is the car for everyone. But who is everyone? There’s now an electric Golf and a hybrid

2016 Ford Focus RS vs. 2015 Subaru WRX STI, 2016 Volkswagen Golf R – Comparison Tests

Europe gave us the hot hatchback and so we wanted to return the favor, choosing the Continent for our first comparison of the eagerly awaited

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Volkswagen doesn’t have a lot of friends right now out there in auto-land – the foot-in-mouth associated with the TDI diesel scandal has had far-reaching

14 Sweet Versions of Regular Cars

1. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R The Volkswagen Golf R is the high powered version of the standard Golf. The turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16 valve 4-cylinder

17 Most Desirable Modern Muscle Cars on the American Market NOW!

1. 2015 NISSAN GT-R Starting price: $103,365 Although the Nissan GT-R is priced in the low six figures (starting), it is one of the most

Volkswagen Golf race car concept unveiled

Today Volkswagen introduced a new race car concept based on the seventh generation of its Golf car model. The car is a low riding hatchback

2015 Volkswagen Golf R review: VW’s hottest hatch looks like a Golf GTI, runs like a Subie STI

THE GOOD With 292 horsepower, a lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission, and 4Motion all-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is an incredibly potent hot hatchback. The