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A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

A comparison of two like-minded Volkswagens.

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So, how does that compare with its most obvious rivals?

Open Road

After two years with my own hot hatch (a 2015 Volkswagen Golf R), I'd like to share some of what I have learned.

Report

Once again, the Europeans get all the cool toys.

Look for visual changes to accompany those under the hood.

Podcast

We talk Chicago debuts, what we're driving, and buying advice, with some bad jokes thrown in for good measure.

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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.

Spy Shots

Changes should extend to the rest of the Golf lineup.

You're looking at a picture of a Golf R Sportwagen, which isn't sold in the US. Sigh.

Report

Blame Dieselgate, but look forward to a lighter Golf R in the future.

Without former research-and-design boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser to push it along to production, VW has decided to shelve the Golf R 400 and refocus on the Golf R.

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Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.

Opinion

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

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Evo takes the Audi RS3 and Volkswagen Golf R to the track to find out whether extra muscle is worth the RS3's added price.

Volkswagen highlights its new Golf R in a humorous pair of videos featuring racing driver Tanner Foust and sound-effects master Michael Winslow. Watch as they get the Rrr on.

Spy Shots

Good news, everyone! The Volkswagen Golf R 400 has reportedly been green lit for production, and our spies have now caught the first prototype out testing.

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Volkswagen's pre-order program for the first 500 units of the 2015 Golf R to enter the US was a smashing success. It took less than 11 hours for all of them to be reserved. The only option for prospective customers now is to get on a waiting list or wait for the hot hatch's wider release.

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Latest infotainment system supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

Volkswagen is going all out at CES 2015 to show off the future of automotive technology. The company thinks in the future that electric cars might be able to find charging stations by themselves and that gesture controls might be the next step in operating a vehicle. Besides the Golf R Touch concept, VW is debuting its next-gen MIB II infotainment system that supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

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Volkswagen has released its LogBox and Race App performance data logging combo. Plug the LogBox into your VW's OBD II port and it sends data over BlueTooth to the Race App, measuring variables like acceleration, distance, G-force and engine performance.

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If you want to be the first person on your block with Volkswagen's latest Golf R parked in your garage, you need to clear some time from your schedule on January 8. VW is opening the pre-order books for the first 500 Stateside examples, complete with some nifty accessories.

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