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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.

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.

Recap
Sunday Drive: Variety is the spice of life

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
Volkswagen Golf match play: Golf R vs. GTI

A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

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 kills the two-door GTI in America

Why build it if no one buys it?

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

Motorsports
VW Golf GTI TCR is a 326-hp forbidden track beast

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.

Official
VW updates Golf GTI Cabrio, still doesn't sell it in the US

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.

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.

Official
VW apprentices prep Golf GTI Dark Shine, Variant Biturbo for Worthersee

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.

Official
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.

Official
VW GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo hits the small screen [w/video]

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
2015 Volkswagen GTI 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.

Official
VW apprentices unveil GTI Wolfsburg Edition at Wörthersee

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 p

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