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Long Term
The Volkswagen GTI was our daily driver of choice

What we learned from a year-long test of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI.

We discuss what we learned from a long-term test of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI. We're really going to miss this one.

Long Term
2015 Volkswagen GTI: Clicking, beeping, and trying to stay cool [w/video]

Air Conditioning Woes Kick Off A Summer Of Unpleasant Sounds

The long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI has been with us for six months. We're mostly very happy. But a few annoying problems have indeed tarnished our otherwise pleasant 10,000 miles of testing.

Recalls
Bosch fuel pumps spark recall of 2015 Golf, GTI and Audi A3

The 2015 VW GTI, Golf and Audi A3 are being recalled to replace faulty fuel pumps that can fail due to flaking nickel plating. There are 6,204 vehicles in need of repair.

Long Term
2015 Volkswagen GTI: Driving into spring with just one regret [w/video]

As Winter Turns To Spring, Our GTI Love Grows Stronger

We check in with our Carbon Steel 2015 Volkswagen GTI after its first two-and-a-half months in the Autoblog long-term test fleet.

Long Term
2015 Volkswagen GTI: Introduction [w/video]

One Year Of Finding Beauty In Simplicity With Our Favorite Hot Hatch

Autoblog has added a 2015 Volkswagen GTI to its long-term test fleet, in four-door S spec, with a six-speed manual transmission. We chose the base model for a good reason – read why we went light on the options for our latest long-termer.

Report
Dyno run hints VW GTI power might be significantly underrated

Volkswagen GTI owners may be getting a lot more cluck for their buck, according to an enthusiast forum that found the hot hatch producing as much as 263 hp.

Official
Official
Volkswagen Golf named Motor Trend Car of the Year

The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and its new Brandon Turkus

Report
VW issues NA Golf and GTI stop-sale over steering issue

Volkswagen is issuing a stop-sale and recall for the 2015 GTI and Golf because of a problem with the front stabilizer link fasteners. The stop-sale covers 705 vehicles at US dealers, and, according to Automotive News an Chris Bruce

Official
VW Golf and GTI earn Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

More good news for Volkswagen, as its new small hatchback, the seventh-generation Golf and its sporty brother, the GTI, have both been named to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's prestigious Top Safety Pick+ list.

Video
2015 VW GTI makes movie magic with a heaping helping of GoPro

Quick, what do a Volkswagen GTI and a GoPro have in common? Well, the answer is quite obvious. They've both become an ever-present item at track days and autocrosses over the years. Now, though, they're finally teaming up.

First Drive
2015 Volkswagen GTI First Drive

Dear Old Friend Reinvents Itself, And Its Segment, Yet Again

The whine of the turbocharger. The gentle whoosh of the hatchback's hydraulic lift supports. The mechanical ratcheting and clack of the parking brake. The growling exhaust note with that occasional gurgle.

Report
VW planning to push Hyundai for World Cup eyeballs

Adidas was an official sponsor of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but the German sportswear company got drowned out of early advertising buzz by Nike, which wasn't a World Cup sponsor. The American company's Write the Future ad put it at the top of Nielsen's study of online buzz, ahead of Adidas. The same thing happened to official World Cu

Official
2015 VW GTI promises next-level Fahrvergnügen for $24,395*

It's taken Volkswagen a little while to finally introduce the seventh-generation GTI to the United States. However, it's finally happening, and even better, VW is finally spilling the beans on the features and pricing for the 2015 model.