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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.

Report

It seems the e-Golf is doomed.

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

Featured

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.

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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.

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Volkswagen will build just 400 of these high-performance GTIs, with 100 limited to the German market. The rest will be spread everywhere not called America.

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All 20 customer racecars are already spoken for.

The Volkswagen GTI is ready to race. Meet the 330-horsepower GTI touring car racer, which will run in the TCR International Series this year.

Long Term

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.

Recalls

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

Frankfurt

In case you needed further proof that life is not fair, meet the not-for-America Volkswagen GTI Clubsport, a more sporting version of your standard GTI.

Frankfurt

Volkswagen took a whack at a performance hybrid idea, with the 396-hp Golf GTE Sport Concept that hits 62 in 4.3 seconds.

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And No, It Won't Be Coming To The US

Volkswagen is bringing the production-spec 261-hp GTI Clubsport to the Frankfurt Motor Show. It's awesome. But sadly, it won't be coming to the US.

Recalls

Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the US from several of its model lines because the wiring for the driver's side airbag can be torn. If this happens, then the safety device wouldn't work in a crash.

Long Term

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.

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Volkswagen hits its hot-hatch enthusiast festival in Austria with this enhanced GTI Clubsport concept, splitting the difference between the stock GTI and Golf R to preview an anniversary special.

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Attendees at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria are getting a preview of an upcoming, hotter version of the GTI called the Clubsport. It packs 261 horsepower, an overboost function, and a more aggressive exterior bodykit.

Recalls

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

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.

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Volkswagen follows up on the GTI Roadster concept with a second Vision Gran Turismo design in the form of the new GTI Supersport, complete with 500-horsepower VR6 engine gunning for your PlayStation.

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Volkswagen prepares to unveil yet another GTI-based Vision concept for the virtual reality world of Gran Turismo, previewed in these latest teaser renderings and video.

Long Term

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.