Volkswagen officially unveiled the Golf VIII GTI, GTD and GTE

 Volkswagen officially announced three new hot hatch variants of the Golf VIII lineup that will premiere at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week - the Golf GTI (gasoline), Golf GTD (diesel) and Golf GTE (hybrid). Here is the official press release with official pictures from Volkswagen's press site.Press Release90th International Geneva Motor ShowThe new Golf GTI*, GTD* and GTE*All equipment specifications apply to the German market * Near-production prototypeKey aspectsPremière of ...

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Volkswagen unveiled the E-Performance Golf R prototype

Volkswagen unveiled the E-Performance Golf R prototype this weekend at the GP Ice Race event in Austria.The concept car might share its name with the VW Golf VII R (facelift) however it is heavily based on the Golf TCR racing car. This is evident from the aerodynamic bodykit that includes wide front and rear fenders, redesigned bumpers, a racing-style splitter and a huge rear wing at the back.Under the widened and ...

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VW Golf VII GTI TCR VS Ford Focus ST MK4

In this rivalry, we compare two of the class-leading C-Segment hot hatches - the VW Golf VII GTI (facelift) TCR and the Ford Focus ST MK4. Both models are the flagship versions in terms of FWD performance, sporty setup and styling.The racing-inspired VW Golf VII GTI TCR is based on the seventh generation of the Golf which launched back in 2012, even though the platform has received numerous updates since then. With the Golf VIII ...

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Volkswagen confirms five hot hatch variants of the new Golf VIII

The Volkswagen Golf VIII premiered today at Wolfsburg Autostaldt with evolutionary styling, a new range of engines and an array of technology for the interior that sets new standards for the C-Segment. Besides being one of the most important models in the automotive industry, the Golf has always been a very important player at the hot hatch market, so we are very happy to hear that Volkswagen confirmed not one ...

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR tuned by ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline presented a tuning package for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, including performance upgrades and a range of ABT alloy wheel designs. Thanks to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, 2.0 liter TSI engine produces 250 kw (340 hp) and 430 Nm of torque. This means the tuned hot hatch comes with an additional 37 kW (50 hp) and 50 Nm of torque over the stock version. Thanks to the power ...

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VW Golf GTI Aurora and Golf Estate FighteR showcased at 2019 Wörthersee

Volkswagen launched two prototypes of tuned Golfs built by their apprentices at the 38th GTI gathering in Wörthersee, the Golf GTI Aurora from Wolfsburg and the Golf Estate FighteR from Zwickau.Starting with the VW Golf GTI Aurora, it is fitted with a 2.0 TSI engine producing 279 kW / 380 hp, which is trasferred to the front wheels through a 7-speed DSG gearbox.Visually, the GTI Aurora is distinguished by the graphics combining Nardo ...

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Volkswagen presents two tuned Golfs for the 2019 SOWO

Volkswagen of America announced a fleed of seven tuned cars for the 2019 SOWO: The European Experience which took place on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia (18-19 May). Among the concept cars there were two hot hatches - the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept and the Golf R Spektrum Concept - with visual and mechanical improvements.First, the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept which features a unique wrap decorated with colourful rabbits in a confetti-like ...

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