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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

Comparo
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo vs. sporty hatchbacks and coupes: How they compare on paper

How does it match up with the performance establishment?

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is completely new for its second generation, and it will be hitting dealers soon. And in Veloster Turbo form, it promises to be an interesting entry in the highly competitive affordable sporty car segment, one mostly populated by hot hatchbacks such as itself. The question of course is, can it stand up to the establishment, a group of vehicles including models with decades of history? Ahe

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.

Report
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.

Featured
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.

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.

Official
Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S is a record-breaker that we can't have

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.

Official
This is Volkswagen's 330-hp GTI touring car racer

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
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.

Official
Car and Driver names its 10Best for 2016

Car and Driver has named its 10Best list that includes some permanent favorites, triumphant returns, and a couple of surprises as well.

Recalls
VW recalls 92k models from 2015-2016 for camshaft failure

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
2016 VW GTI Clubsport is a new breed of forbidden fruit

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 Golf GTE Sport Concept is good, clean, plug-in fun [w/video]

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

Official
Volkswagen bringing production GTI Clubsport to Frankfurt

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
VW recalls 420,000 vehicles for driver's airbag failure

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
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.

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Volkswagen reveals Golf GTI Clubsport concept at Worthersee

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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VW GTI Clubsport Concept celebrates model's 40th birthday with 261 hp

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
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.

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