Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport revealed

The first Golf GTI was released in 1976 and this new Clubsport model is Volkswagen’s birthday present to itself. It’ll be released next year to celebrate the GTI’s 40th anniversary. Visually it’s pretty much as previewed in concept form earlier this year. Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine with 195kW it’s the […]

Golf GTI Clubsport spied in testing

It’s Volkswagen’s answer to the Megane RS275 Trophy R and it’s one step closer to reality, as these pics show. It, of course, is the Golf GTI Clubsport, which was presented in concept form at the Wörthersee show earlier this year. The show car had semi slick rubber and the promise of a power boost […]

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept revealed

Next year the Golf GTI will turn 40 and to start the celebrations Volkswagen has revealed this Clubsport concept model at its annual Wörthersee show. Volkswagen says the Golf GTI Clubsport will go on sale in 2016. The special edition GTI gets a power boost to 195kW and revised model-specific body styling designed to improve […]

Hot hatch heaven

This video showcasing eight seven of the best hot hatches money can buy is not perfect, but it is pretty cool. The clip was published by the Goodwood Road & Racing YouTube channel and features French racer Nic Minassian behind the wheel of four old and four new hot hatches, listed below: Honda: EP3 Civic […]

Golf GTI Performance – Australian pricing & specs

Volkswagen Australia has just launched the Golf GTI Performance. It’s a more highly specced model than the regular GTI and is priced from $48,490. That’s $6500 more than the cost of an entry-level GTI (with 6-speed manual). For the extra cash you get the following standard equipment: 169kW/350Nm engine (+7kW) 6-speed DSG 340mm/310mm ventilated brakes […]

Drive Thru: Volkswagen Mk7 Golf GTI

The evolution of the Golf GTI has entered its seventh stage and it’s almost as if the model has become a victim of its own success. The Mk5 GTI created a tidal wave of hype and the Mk6 followed suit, perhaps to a lesser degree despite sales remaining strong. But this time around it feels […]

MY14 Volkswagen Golf GTI Australian brochure

Those of you keen on the Mk7 Golf GTI will have probably already been to check out the car. If you haven’t you can arm yourself with more info courtesy of this brochure (2.5mb PDF) detailing all the specs for the Australian market. The brochure complements the material we’ve already published on Australian specification GTIs, […]

VIDEO: Going to v-max in the new Golf GTI

In this brief video you will see a Mk7 Golf GTI with Performance Pack and DSG going from go to go! For a hot hatch the new GTI pulls pretty strongly to about 200km/h at which point the fuel needle begins to move almost as quickly as the indicated speed. Of course, we’re showing you […]

2014 VW Golf GTI – Australian pricing & specs

Following today’s earlier article on the Australian pricing for the Mk7 Golf GTI here’s the official guff direct from Volkswagen. There’s a heap of information for you, especially if you download the full press kit we have made available. A quick recap on the pricing and basic specs. An entry level GTI will cost you […]

Mk7 VW Golf GTI – Australian pricing revealed

Various local media outlets are reporting pricing for the Mk7 Golf GTI, which we expect to be officially released by Volkswagen later this week. Accordingly it’s expected a base model five-door GTI with 6-speed manual will be priced from $41,490. With a 6-speed DSG the price will be $43,990. Those prices refer to the standard […]

Mk7 Golf GTI lands in Australia

Volkswagen Australia has just shared this image of a Mk7 Golf GTI to its Facebook page with the words, “Look at what’s just arrived!” So we assume you’ll be able to set your eyes on the all-new GTI yourself in the next few weeks. We’re expecting pricing to be around the $40K mark and very […]

Volkswagen Racing Golf GTI previewed

The all-new Mk7 Golf GTI isn’t even on Australian roads yet but already tuning houses overseas are working their magic on the iconic hot hatch. Volkswagen Racing UK will be unveiling its warmed over GTI at Goodwood this weekend. Volkswagen Racing UK shared the above image on its Facebook page with the message, “Many months […]