Volkswagen announces Golf R Wolfsburg Edition

Volkswagen Australia will launch the Golf R Wagon locally in September and when it does it will be sold solely as a limited-run model badged as a Wolfsburg Edition. It’s expected “limited-run” will translate to around 200 examples with a similar number of Golf R Wolfsburg Edition five-door hatchbacks also to be up from grabs […]

Sebastien Ogier tries out the Golf R Estate

So you’re carving through the mountains in your hot hatch, having a fun time and then some bloody upstart in a station wagon rocks up sticking his nose in where it’s not wanted. Except it’s not any old upstart and he’s not driving any old wagon.

Volkswagen Golf R wagon revealed

Thank you Volkswagen. Thank you, for finally making a red hot version of the Golf wagon. This the the Golf R Variant, stuffed with the same 221kW/380Nm 2.0 litre four pot from the popular Golf R hatchback. The cost of that practical 605 litres of cargo space (1620 litres with rear seats folded down) is […]

Golf R wagon preparing for possible Essen launch

This Volkswagen Golf R estate spied at the Nürburgring in recent days makes us very happy. This will undoubtedly become the coolest Golf money can buy. Word is it will be launched at the Essen Motor Show in late November. The all-paw estate is likely to weigh around 100kg more than its hot hatch sibling, […]

Ringing it with Audi, Jag, Mercedes and VW

Regardless of what the new owners will have in store for the Nürburgring when they takeover next year it’s clear the industry pool is still in full swing. Here’s four videos thanks to Dale from Bridge to Gantry which show a Mercedes AMG GT, an Audi R8 of some description (possibly turbocharged), a Jaguar XE […]

Should Volkswagen make a Golf R wagon?

YES, OF COURSE THEY SHOULD! And as this spy shot shows it turns out Volkswagen may well be stuffing its most powerful Golf drivetrain into the most convenient and versatile Golf platform, the Variant (aka wagon). As ever the prototype was snapped close to the Nürburgring and as you can see there was no attempt […]

Volkswagen Golf VII Variant revealed

Following an official preview at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has now revealed preliminary information and a gallery of new images for its latest Golf Variant. We’ll probably know it as the Golf Wagon in Australia (release date to be confirmed). Based on the Golf VII hatchback, VW has utilised its flexible MQB platform to […]

Geneva 2013: Volkswagen Golf Variant

Today has been a great day at Geneva. The Porsche 911 GT3 was revealed, and that way over the top Lamborghini Veneno, too. As we speak the covers have just come off the Alfa Romeo 4C and Ferrari’s Enzo replacement is moments away from its debut. But, never mind any of that! There’s a new […]

It couldn’t look any worse than the old one

Euro estates; we love ’em. Volkswagen Golfs; yep, we love them too. So when Volkswagen Australia finally cottoned on and gave us the Mk6 Golf Wagon back in 2010 you’d think we’d have been over the moon. The thing is, the previous-gen Golf estate was butt-ugly. Clearly Volkswagen’s usually competent, if unadventurous, design team had […]

New VW Jetta Estate rendering

Earlier this year Volkswagen Australia launched a new Golf wagon model. It’s the first time such a variation of the familiar Golf platform had been offered down under. And, well, it looks a bit of an afterthought. Clearly not one of VW’s greatest triumphs in automotive design. This new rendering from Car and Driver, then, […]

2010 Golf Wagon – Australian pricing

Volkswagen Australia have just released an Estate version to their volume selling Golf range. Known in Australia as the Golf Wagon, it will be initially offered in two model lines—Trendline and Comfortline. Entry level pricing, before those nasty delivery and government charges, starts at $26,990. That gets you a 90kW 1.4 TSI Trendline with 6 […]

Volkswagen’s Golf joins Estate bandwagon

Volkswagen Australia will be launching the Golf Variant next year. Expected to arrive by March 2010 the car will be marketed here as the Golf Wagon, dropping the usual Variant label used in overseas markets. The front end is, pretty much, all regular Golf. The back end, is all new, of course, and while the […]