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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI First Drive Review | Straight out of central casting

The Mk 8 GTI hunkers down for another run, even as enthusiast hatches border on extinction 

2022 VW Taos fuel economy figures announced

The 'tweener is economical for highway cruising, mid-pack around town.

Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Golf, as production for the U.S. officially ends

The 2021 model year Golf is the last we'll see of VW's base hatchback

VW recalls 56,000 Golf models for software update

Affects infotainment system and backup camera

Volkswagen e-Golf production officially ends at Transparent Factory in Dresden

The electric hatch was canceled after the 2019 model year in the U.S.

VW reportedly replacing head of software division over ID.3 struggles

Golf Mk8 has had problems, too

Volkswagen is replacing its head of software development, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday, as the German carmaker wrestles with the transition to electric vehicles. The newspaper said Christian Senger, a former BMW manager who runs the recently founded Car.Software.Org unit, was to be replaced after clashes with the company and concern at software problems with the recent ID.3 and Golf 8 vehicles. Senger was part of a network of external managers Chief Executive Herbert Diess had bro

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume will be installed as head of the VW brand

He's expected to smooth out the troubled launches of VW's ID electric cars

Volkswagen Chief Executive (CEO) Herbert Diess will promote Porsche CEO Oliver Blume to become head of the VW brand as part of a broader management reshuffle, Auto Motor und Sport said on Tuesday citing company sources. Blume will be moved to the VW brand to help the company get a grip on production issues with the VW ID3 electric car and the Golf 8, the auto industry publication said on Tuesday. Bernhard Maier, currently head of VW's Skoda brand, will become head of Porsche, Auto Motor und Sp

Small cars have highest driver death rates, IIHS says — with a few exceptions

Worst was the 2017 Ford Fiesta, but one small car had zero deaths

Volkswagen admits car ad racist, apologizes

'We understand the public outrage at this. Because we're horrified, too'

Volkswagen withdrew on Wednesday an advert posted on its official Instagram page for its Golf cars that it admitted was racist and insulting, saying it would investigate how it came about and draw consequences. The German car company, which has seen its reputation tarnished in the last five years after it admitted cheating diesel emissions tests, said it did not tolerate any form of racism. German television noted that the hand could be interpreted as making a "white power" gesture

Spy Shots
VW Golf Mk8 wagon spied: Now you see it, but no you can't have it

Mk8 Golf Variant won't make the trip to America

VW restarts Wolfsburg production after coronavirus shutdown

VW has overhauled its procedures to include extra hygiene measures

Volkswagen the world's largest carmaker by sales, resumed work at its biggest factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Monday even as inventory levels across the industry continue to build up as the coronavirus pandemic saps demand. Encouraged by a fall in infection rates, Germany eased lockdown rules and carmakers are relying on the country's ability to trace and contain the coronavirus to put Europe's largest economy back to work. Volkswagen Group, which owns the Skoda, Audi, Bentley, P

VW waives six months of loan payments for buyers who lose their jobs

Joins growing list of automaker relief offers in coronavirus crisis

The world's first-known VW Golf race car is for sale

Would you race it or tuck it in a heated garage?

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Next-generation VW Golf finally gets a reveal date

It will be the eighth generation of the hatchback

Eighth-generation VW Golf tries on a zebra suit before its debut

The black and white camouflage covers familiar proportions

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