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Volkswagen Golf R Mk8.5 prototype review – a return to form or another disappointment?
Volkswagen Golf R prototype – front
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Volkswagen Golf R Mk8.5 prototype review – a return to form or another disappointment?

The Mk8 Golf R has never really wowed us, but can the Mk8.5 change that? A drive in a prototype version provides some clues
11 Jun 2024
Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk8) review – the quintessential hot hatchback, but is it the best?
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport – front cornering
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Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk8) review – the quintessential hot hatchback, but is it the best?

The eighth VW Golf GTI is fast, capable and easy to live with, but can it live up to the brilliance of its predecessor?
4 Jun 2024
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport will be one of the last petrol GTIs
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
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New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport will be one of the last petrol GTIs

With the Mk9 Golf set to go all-electric the new GTI Clubsport is one of the last petrol-engined GTIs, and it's made its debut at the 2024 Nürburgring…
3 Jun 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
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

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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
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
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
£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
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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
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 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 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
New Volkswagen Golf R estate priced from €51,585
Mk8 Golf R estate
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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
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
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI fettled by Manhart Performance
Manhart Volkswagen Golf GTI
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI fettled by Manhart Performance

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI has been given the Manhart treatment, with new styling, suspension tweaks and a bump in power
21 May 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 priced from £39,980 – more than a Golf R
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 priced from £39,980 – more than a Golf R

The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 features aesthetic tweaks to celebrate 45 years since the icon first hit the road
29 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen Golf R Estate spied
Golf R Estate 2021 spied - rear quarter
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New Volkswagen Golf R Estate spied

The next VW Golf R Estate has been spotted testing with some creative disguise applied
23 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review – fast Golf diesel no hot hatch, but a great daily
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Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review – fast Golf diesel no hot hatch, but a great daily

Frugal yes, but fiery? Not really. VW’s Golf GTD is a refined, comfortable and desirable daily, but doesn’t offer many thrills
5 Mar 2021
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport - cornering front
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?

It feels genuinely fast, and there are plentiful signs that its dynamics are very impressive, but until we drive a GTI Clubsport with DCC and 19-inch …
8 Feb 2021
2020 Volkswagen Golf R priced from £39,270
2020 Volkswagen Golf R front
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2020 Volkswagen Golf R priced from £39,270

The new Volkswagen Golf 8 R has new-found focus on dynamics and driver involvement, and order books are open now 
3 Dec 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport – priced from £37,215 in the UK
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New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport – priced from £37,215 in the UK

VW Golf 8 GTI Clubsport ready to rival high-power front-drive hot hatches such as the Civic Type R and Renault Mégane RS
3 Dec 2020
Volkswagen Golf 7 R review (2013-2020)
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Volkswagen Golf 7 R review (2013-2020)

The Golf R turned from a flat-footed heavyweight to a dynamic and spritely hot hatchback. It’s brilliant, but not the best hot Golf of its generation …
3 Nov 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 grille stripe - Art of Speed
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 grille stripe
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 grille stripe - Art of Speed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI's development process might have been unconventional, but its formula is still used almost half a century on
29 Sep 2020
New Volkswagen Golf 8 estate and Alltrack unveiled 
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New Volkswagen Golf 8 estate and Alltrack unveiled 

The new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf has been revealed estate and Alltrack form, adding more standard kit and practicality to the mix
8 Sep 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTE HyRACER concept revealed
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Volkswagen Golf GTE HyRACER concept revealed

The annual Volkswagen Wörthersee concept has been uncovered, this time applying tweaks to the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE
24 Aug 2020
Mountune52 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review – is this tuned GTI an alternative Clubsport S?
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Mountune52 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review – is this tuned GTI an alternative Clubsport S?

Stage 2 tuning kit gives the Mk7.5 Golf GTI a real kick
15 Aug 2020
Volkswagen Golf (Mk7 2013-2020) review
Volkswagen Golf front three quarters
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Volkswagen Golf (Mk7 2013-2020) review

The Volkswagen Golf defines the family hatchback class, for good reason
18 Jul 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI tech insights revealed - plus details on the GTE and GTD
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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI tech insights revealed - plus details on the GTE and GTD

Petrol, diesel and plug-in hot hatches will once again join the Golf family, and could be better than ever
15 May 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTI turned to 380bhp by Mountune52 
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Volkswagen Golf GTI turned to 380bhp by Mountune52 

For just over £2000, you can pump your Golf GTI to Golf R-smashing power figures
30 Mar 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed
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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed

After 35 million units there’s a new Volkswagen Golf, only this time under an increasingly large shadow
6 Mar 2020