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2017 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI: THE AWARD-WINNING HOT HATCH PACKS MORE VALUE THAN EVER

The car that defined the term "hot hatch" embodies a classic formula:  refinement, style, power, and playful performance. It's a package that has met with great success since the GTI's U.S. debut in 1983, with the 2015 Golf GTI winning the 2015 North American Car of the Year, along with the Golf. The GTI has been awarded more than a dozen awards since its redesign for the 2015 model year. New for 2017 After a ground-up...

2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI: THE AWARD-WINNING HOT HATCH CONTINUES TO UP ITS GAME

The car that defined the term "hot hatch" embodies a classic formula: refinement, style, power, and playful performance. It's a package that has met with great success since the GTI's U.S. debut in 1983, with the 2015 Golf GTI winning the 2015 North American Car of the Year, along with the Golf. The GTI has been awarded more than a dozen times since its redesign last year. New for 2016 After a ground-up redesign for 2015,...

2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI: THE ICON REINVENTED

The latest version of the car that defined the term "hot hatch" builds on a classic formula; refinement, style, power, and playful performance, a package that has met with great success since the GTI's U.S. debut in 1983. The all-new Golf GTI features a highly sophisticated EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI(R) engine that makes 210 horsepower and a healthy 258 pound-feet of torque, figures that are 10 hp and 51 lb-ft higher than in the...

NEW VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT AT THE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

The North American International Auto Show will see the U.S. debut of the latest Golf R, the most powerful version of the Golf ever to be sold in this market. With an estimated 290 horsepower, the new Golf R has 34 hp more than the previous version, which was sold as a 2013 model. Despite the additional horsepower, the new R model is expected to be considerably more fuel-efficient than its predecessor: on the European cycle,...