Even the base VW Golf is quite engaging.
Volkswagen Golf R News
So, how does that compare with its most obvious rivals?
After two years with my own hot hatch (a 2015 Volkswagen Golf R), I'd like to share some of what I have learned.
Look for visual changes to accompany those under the hood.
We talk Chicago debuts, what we're driving, and buying advice, with some bad jokes thrown in for good measure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.