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Volkswagen Up GTI (2017-2023) review – a modern-day Mk1 Golf GTI?
Volkswagen Up GTI
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Volkswagen Up GTI (2017-2023) review – a modern-day Mk1 Golf GTI?

The Up GTI was an instant hit when it arrived in 2017, packing a characterful three-pot engine in an affordable, Mk1 Golf GTI-sized package.
13 May 2024
Volkswagen Touareg 2024 review – a BMW X5 rival?
2024 Volkswagen Touareg
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Volkswagen Touareg 2024 review – a BMW X5 rival?

Volkswagen’s dependable SUV has had a big update and still does exactly what it says on the tin, which is no bad thing
19 Apr 2024
​Volkswagen ID.3 review: a more subtle, more expensive Cupra Born
Volkswagen ID.3 – front
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​Volkswagen ID.3 review: a more subtle, more expensive Cupra Born

The ID.3 has been updated to address some of its key weak points, but better-value rivals have caught up
26 Mar 2024
322bhp Volkswagen ID.3 GTX hot hatch eyes the MG4 XPower 
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX
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322bhp Volkswagen ID.3 GTX hot hatch eyes the MG4 XPower 

The affordable performance EV market is hotting up as Volkswagen unveils its first electric hot hatchback 
14 Mar 2024
New Mk8.5 Volkswagen Golf R – the final encore
Volkswagen Golf R prototype
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New Mk8.5 Volkswagen Golf R – the final encore

The Golf will go electric-only in its next generation, making the Mk8.5 R the last of the petrol-powered breed
6 Feb 2024

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The new Volkswagen Golf GTI has arrived – time for redemption?
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8.5 – front
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The new Volkswagen Golf GTI has arrived – time for redemption?

The Mk8.5 Golf GTI gains more power and an interior refresh – can it right the wrongs of its predecessor?
23 Jan 2024
Volkswagen Golf 2024 review – still the benchmark hatchback?
Mk8 Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen Golf 2024 review – still the benchmark hatchback?

The Mk8 Golf has some frustrating ergonomic flaws, but it remains a great all-rounder in all its guises
17 Jan 2024
Volkswagen W12 Syncro – dead on arrival
Volkswagen W12 Syncro
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Volkswagen W12 Syncro – dead on arrival

A genuine supercar from the maker of people’s cars seemed tantalisingly possible – until logic prevailed
8 Dec 2023
A new Volkswagen Golf GTI is on the way to address the Mk8’s key flaw
Volkwagen Golf GTI facelift – front
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A new Volkswagen Golf GTI is on the way to address the Mk8’s key flaw

The Mk8 Golf GTI will see changes to its cabin tech and powertrain when it’s updated in early 2024
10 Oct 2023
Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk5, 2004-2009): review, specs and buying guide
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk5 – front
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Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk5, 2004-2009): review, specs and buying guide

Volkswagen’s quintessential hot hatch saw a stunning return to form in Mk5 guise – here’s how to bag a used example today
14 Sep 2023
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New Volkswagen ID.GTI Concept hints at production electric hot hatch
Volkswagen ID.GTI Concept – front
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New Volkswagen ID.GTI Concept hints at production electric hot hatch

Based on the ID.2all show car, the ID.GTI Concept previews a future compact EV hot hatch
3 Sep 2023
Volkswagen Golf A59 – dead on arrival
Volkswagen Golf A59
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Volkswagen Golf A59 – dead on arrival

This 4WD homologation special with 400bhp potential could have rescued the Mk3 Golf’s reputation
24 Aug 2023
Volkswagen Polo GTI review
Volkswagen Polo GTI
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Volkswagen Polo GTI review

More fast Polo than real hot hatchback, the GTI falls short again. As you were, Hyundai i20 N
7 Aug 2023
2023 Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25 priced from £31,295
Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25
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2023 Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25 priced from £31,295

The limited-run Polo GTI Edition 25 features a number of unique design touches inside and out, and it goes on sale later this week
31 Jul 2023
£65,000 Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition sold out
Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition
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£65,000 Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition sold out

The Golf R has gained 333 Limited Edition trim with boosted performance, but each example has already been accounted for
2 Jun 2023
Volkswagen Golf GTI MK8 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport – front cornering
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Volkswagen Golf GTI MK8 review

The eighth VW Golf GTI isn't one of the very best, but it's still a formidably fast and capable hatchback
4 May 2023
Litchfield Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2023 review
Litchfield Golf GTI - drift
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Litchfield Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2023 review

With a 400bhp motor, Nitron suspension and a host of other goodies, the Litchfield GTI Clubsport is a manic interpretation of the staple hot hatch
25 Apr 2023
New Volkswagen ID.2all concept previews £22,000 EV hatch
Volkswagen ID.2all concept
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New Volkswagen ID.2all concept previews £22,000 EV hatch

The ID.2all concept offers a first look at Volkswagen’s affordable electric hatchback, set to launch in 2025
16 Mar 2023
New 2023 Volkswagen ID.3 revealed
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New 2023 Volkswagen ID.3 revealed

Tech, styling and specification upgrades are now ready for VW’s Golf-sized ID.3
28 Feb 2023
Volkswagen Golf R review
evo Volkswagen Golf R PP – front cornering
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Volkswagen Golf R review

The Mk8 Golf R’s execution is found wanting; it’s less resolved, more complicated and not as engaging as previous iterations
6 Feb 2023
Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years 2023 review
Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years – white front tracking
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Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years 2023 review

The new Golf R 20 Years edition is the best Mk8 yet, but still doesn't hit the highs of its most capable rivals
30 Jan 2023
Volkswagen Arteon R 2022 review
Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – front action
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Volkswagen Arteon R 2022 review

The Arteon R exploits its Golf R underpinnings well, but it’s just too expensive against more substantial rivals
3 Nov 2022
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Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years – UK pricing confirmed at £48,095
Golf R 20 – NRing tracking
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Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years – UK pricing confirmed at £48,095

New range-topping Golf R 20 has key improvements from the chassis and powertrain
31 Oct 2022
Volkswagen AE 266 – dead on arrival
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Volkswagen AE 266 – dead on arrival

Few cancelled automotive projects have had such significant consequences, or been as costly, but the culling of VW’s original choice for a Beetle succ…
27 Oct 2022
Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 review – still the do-all high-performance family car?
Volkswagen Golf R Estate 8 – rear tracking
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Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 review – still the do-all high-performance family car?

The latest Golf R Estate drives much the same as the hatch, but with plenty of extra versatility thrown in
1 May 2022
550bhp Golf R review – can this modified Golf take on an A45 S?
VRS Golf R twin – opener
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550bhp Golf R review – can this modified Golf take on an A45 S?

Volkswagen tuner VRS’s 480bhp and 550bhp Golf R conversions have AMG in their sights
15 Apr 2022
‘You will never need Lane Assist more than when trying to deactivate Lane Assist in a Volkswagen ID.3’
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‘You will never need Lane Assist more than when trying to deactivate Lane Assist in a Volkswagen ID.3’

The issue with VW’s ID.3 isn’t that it’s an EV, says Jethro. It’s something else
15 Feb 2022
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 2022 review – has VW built a Ford Mach-E GT?
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 2022 review
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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 2022 review – has VW built a Ford Mach-E GT?

VW’s EVs are heading in the right direction, but the ID.4 GTX isn’t the electric GTI it might suggest on the tin
11 Dec 2021
2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing revealed – chunky pricing for VW's i20 N rival
2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI
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2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing revealed – chunky pricing for VW's i20 N rival

The updated 2022 Polo GTI has been priced nearly £1500 above an i20 N, and even more than a Fiesta ST
18 Nov 2021
Volkswagen T-Roc R given a refresh alongside mainstream range
2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R – front quarter
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Volkswagen T-Roc R given a refresh alongside mainstream range

The popular T-Roc has been given some key updates
17 Nov 2021
My Life & Cars – Klaus Zyciora, Head of design, Volkswagen Group
My life in cars Klaus Zyciora
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My Life & Cars – Klaus Zyciora, Head of design, Volkswagen Group

From a young age he dreamt of designing cars. Now, as design chief at VW Group, Klaus Zyciora is living that dream
14 Oct 2021
New Volkswagen Golf R estate priced from €51,585
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New Volkswagen Golf R estate priced from €51,585

Deliveries for the new Volkswagen Golf R estate are set to commence before the end of the year in Europe, but the UK has to wait
27 Sep 2021
Facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Polo priced from £17,885
2021 Volkswagen Polo
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Facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Polo priced from £17,885

The Volkswagen Polo has received a refresh for 2021, order books are now open
10 Sep 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 review – stickers and stripes, but little else
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 – front blur
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 review – stickers and stripes, but little else

Hot Golf 8s are getting there, but the GTI Clubsport 45 suffers the same niggles and lapses of judgement as its siblings
25 Jun 2021