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Woman, 81, was trapped in a partially submerged VW Golf for hours

She made a wrong turn and spent the whole night in the water

Volkswagen CEO wants new Golf out by end of the year

Diess says first cars should be delivered before 2020

Diess says first cars should be delivered before 2020.

Spy Shots
VW Golf 8: Here's the first look at its minimalistic interior

Sketches and spy photos show drastic changes

Sketches and spy photos show drastic changes.

Volkswagen planning a GTI Cup go-fast Golf?

Third Golf hot hatch to slot between GTI and Golf R, but be the sportiest

Third Golf hot hatch to slot between GTI and Golf R, but be the sportiest.

VW reveals the platform its electric future will be riding on

10 million EVs will use the new MEB vehicle platform

Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.

2019 VW Golf goes down in horsepower to go up in fuel economy

FWD Golf trims switch to Jetta's 1.4-liter engine, losing 22 hp

FWD Golf trims switch to Jetta's 1.4-liter engine, losing 22 horsepower.

Quick Spin
Junkyard Gem: 2000 Volkswagen GTI

Complete with the very rare Tropic Orange factory paint.

Here's a 2000 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T in the ultra-rare Tropic Orange color, spotted in a Denver self-service wrecking yard

VW Golf GTI TCR concept revealed with 286 horsepower

It's coming to production, but not to America

Every year at the Wörthersee VW meet, Volkswagen itself brings something special to show off. It can be something wild like the hybrid GTI it showed last year, or the W12 GTI from 2007. It can also be something production-ready, such as the Joel Stocksdale

VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype to debut next week in Austria

The new hot hatch will go into production later this year

Wörthersee — the premier Volkswagen GTI meetup in the world — starts in just a few days in a small town in Austria. The event has been embraced by both Volkswagen and its fans. We usually end up seeing some pretty sweet concept cars like a Porsche-powered VW Type 2 or the bonkers mid-engine VW GTI W12. This year, we'll see the new VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype, a near-production ready hot hatch that goes into production this fall.

First Drive
2019 Volkswagen Up! GTI First Drive Review | Keeping it real

1970s driving manners in modern surroundings

This is the cornering on the door handles approach fans of the Rabbit GTI loved, remixed for a new age. With no driver modes, a wheelbase nearly identical to that of the Mk1 and skinny 195-section tires, this is as close as you'll get to driving an original GTI.

2019 Toyota Corolla vs. compact hatchbacks: How they compare

New Corolla vs. Civic, Mazda3, Golf, Cruze and Impreza

So you've read what we thought about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.Well, now you must be wondering how that new 2019 Corolla stacks up with all the other hatchbacks. And, despite long thinking that hatchbacks were doomed, there are actually quite a lot of them these days. So many, in fact, that we couldn't fit them all in our space-limited comparison chart.

Spy Shots
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 spied for the first time

This is still a very early prototype

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a favorite among the Autoblog staff. Until recently, one among us owned a fifth-generation model. The current Mk7 is a great car, but it's getting along in years. It's been on sale for four years in the US and six years in Europe. Development on the eighth-generation is underway, and spy photographers caught an early test mule having a bit of trouble on the road.

Car Buying
Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0;

Quick Spin
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Drivers' Notes Review | Putting the car first

Great-driving hatchback that happens to have an electric motor

Just a smoother, quieter Golf.

2020 VW Golf will have more powerful GTI and Golf R versions

It seems the e-Golf is doomed.

Blame the I.D. range for the demise of the e-Golf.

Quick Spin
Driving nearly every VW Golf: Base, GTI, R, Alltrack — what we learned

Every Golf is good, some are better than others

Even the base VW Golf is quite engaging.

Open Road
How a 2015 Volkswagen Golf R kick-started my hot hatch life

After two years with my own hot hatch (a 2015 Volkswagen Golf R), I'd like to share some of what I have learned.

New York
VW Golf gets new lights, Digital Cockpit, driver assist

On display in New York

From new paint colors to driver assistance technology.

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