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2019 VW GTI gets retro-inspired Rabbit Edition, standard LSD, higher price

The Rabbit Edition is limited production

The Rabbit Edition is limited production

Podcast
Fast Porsches and gold BMWs | Autoblog Podcast #548

We also discuss Sergio Marchionne

We also discuss Sergio Marchionne.

Quick Spin
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Drivers' Notes Review | More than mild

Germany's original hot hatch gets a mid-cycle update

Germany's original hot hatch gets a mid-cycle update.

Featured
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

Teased
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.

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.

Review
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT First Drive Review | No GTI, but pretty good

VR6 power at a significant discount

The Volkswagen Passat is not a sedan known for sportiness. It's very spacious, and it comes in a plain and simple wrapper. That's why it was a bit of surprise when Volkswagen showed a concept for a "GT" version that looked like a big Joel Stocksdale

Detroit
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT will show off a sportier look in Detroit

GTI looks, with venerable VR6 power.

The Passat GT is aimed squarely at the U.S. of A. with about 20 updates, mostly cosmetic.

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Best cars for $30,000 | A bevy of great choices

We choose from sedans, SUVs, wagons, hot hatches, plug-in hybrids and minivans to meet your budget.

What's the best car for $30,000? We choose from sedans, SUVs, wagons, hot hatches, plug-in hybrids and minivans to give you a good place to start your search.

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.

Opinion
Strange, unfunny Hyundai N Performance commercials badly miss the mark

Horse-man of the auto advertising apocalypse.

A case study in how not to launch a brand campaign.

Report
Woman gets a Volkswagen GTI in exchange for Szechuan sauce

Fandom intensifies.

Really guys, this is starting to be a bit much.

Review
Official
VW introduces hybrid Golf GTI First Decade at Worthersee

It's the first hybrid Golf GTI.

410-horsepower gasoline engine meets 16-horsepower electric motor.

Report
VW skimps on power for Americans in the 2018 GTI and Golf R

Once again, the Europeans get all the cool toys.

Look for visual changes to accompany those under the hood.

Official
Volkswagen reveals the refreshed 2018 Golf

You'll have to squint to tell it's different.

The new Golf gets more LEDs and bigger screens, and the GTI gets more power.

Recalls
Volkswagen Group recalls 281,505 VWs and Audis for fuel leaks

There are actually three separate recalls.

No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Open Road
I don't like Volkswagens...

First loves are true and deep. For me, she was white as a pearl and her playful demeanor was hidden beneath her squarish figure.

Podcast
Autoblog Podcast #389

Johan De Nysschen Moves To Cadillac, BMW Nameplate Changes, 2nd-Generation Subaru BRZ, Cars We Miss

Episode #389 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert, and Mark Pereira from Autoblog Canada talk about Johan deNysschen's move to Cadillac, rumors of more BMW nomenclature changes, a second generation for the Subaru BRZ, and cars from 2004 that we miss. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you

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VW Golf GTI wrung out by Chris Harris

Enthusiasts like nothing more than to crucify modern interpretations of their favorite performance models for failing to live up to some imagined ethos. Even the Volkswagen GTI has suffered its fair share of slings and arrows for growing in size and curb weight. Chris Harris recently spent some time with the all-new MK VII GTI to find out if growing up means giving up on what makes the

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