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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.

Recap

Leading the way last week was the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

They may not have much in common ... they do all have wheels and can get you from one place to another in style.

Buying Guide

A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

Review
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It's the first hybrid Golf GTI.

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

Report

Once again, the Europeans get all the cool toys.

Look for visual changes to accompany those under the hood.

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Why build it if no one buys it?

The Golf and Golf R are only available as four-door models.

Motorsports

The VW Golf GTI TCR is one of our favorite racecars that doesn't compete in North America, but a few new photos give us a better look at this sweet racer.

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Volkswagen has upgraded its European-market Golf GTI Cabriolet, now with the 220-hp engine we only get with a fixed roof and optional Performance Package - and trouncing the Eos and Beetle Cabrio in the process.

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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.

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Volkswagen's apprentices created this 389-hp GTI Dark Shine and Golf Variant Biturbo for the GTI-Treffen at Wörthersee this year, following a long line of impressive intern projects.

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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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Automakers are constantly unveiling new concept cars to showcase their brand image and demonstrate where the company is going. But after the concept debuts, and maybe makes the rounds of some local shows, that's pretty much the last we see of it. But what if an automaker could design a concept that it not only showcases at an auto show, but could also let today's video-game generation drive and toy with themselves?

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.

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Every year, the Volkswagen Group gets each of its mainstream brands to put together a new concept or two to present to the gathered fans at the GTI-Treffen at Wörthersee, Austria. The Volkswagen, Škoda, Seat and Audi brands all participate (to the exclusion of Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley), but the German industrial giant also gets its apprentices to take part as well. Each year a team of interns transforms the company's prototypical hot hatch – the venerable GTI &

ETC

On March 29, 1974, the very first Volkswagen Golf rolled down the assembly line. That little car has gone on to spawn seven generations, while the Golf name has become one of the models in the hotly contested compact segment, selling over 30 million units during its 40 years on sale.

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