Say it ain’t so–the base Volkswagen Golf is reportedly exiting the U.S. market after the current generation calls it quits next year. According to a report by Motor 1, the standard version of the upcoming eighth-generation Golf—as well as its SportWagen variant—will not be available here. However, there is some good news, as the GTI and the Golf R will … [Read more...] about Is VW Killing the Basic Golf in the U.S.?
With prototypes of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf now wearing only thin vinyl wraps, we believed the compact car would make its debut soon. It looks like we’ll have to wait several months to see the new car, however, and sales aren’t expected until next year. VW had planned to debut the Golf at the Frankfurt auto show in September, but the reveal has … [Read more...] about Next-Gen VW Golf Won’t Debut Until the End of the Year
The current VW Golf was a revolution when it came out, at least by the standards of the slow-roll Golf, coming with new modular MQB architecture under the skin. And now there’s a new new Golf that’s, well, back to evolution not revolution. The 2020 MKVIII (that’ll be fun for the forums) is expected to have a revised version of MQB and the exterior looks, well, … [Read more...] about The 2020 Volkswagen Golf MK8: This Is All Of It
Our spy photographers caught the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf out and about winter testing. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can tell the small car has undergone some significant design changes. Starting with the front end, the Golf receives new headlights that look slimmer than before, but perhaps more important, they appear to be placed much lower on the front end. … [Read more...] about The MkVIII VW Golf Looks Bigger than Its Predecessor
Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch Golf R. It seems, however, that VW is eager to turn the Golf R from a hot hatch into a scorching one. And by scorching, we mean 400 horsepower. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen wants to push its own R … [Read more...] about Will the next VW Golf R dish out 400 horsepower?