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VW reveals the platform its electric future will be riding on

10 million EVs will use the new MEB vehicle platform

Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.

Rover is an autonomous golf caddie

The perfect caddie for loners

The perfect caddie for loners.

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2019 VW Golf goes down in horsepower to go up in fuel economy

FWD Golf trims switch to Jetta's 1.4-liter engine, losing 22 hp

FWD Golf trims switch to Jetta's 1.4-liter engine, losing 22 horsepower.

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Bubba Watson's golf cart hovercraft

The only golf cart that lets you drive right over water hazards

The only golf cart that lets you drive right over water hazards.

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Junkyard Gem: 2000 Volkswagen GTI

Complete with the very rare Tropic Orange factory paint.

Here's a 2000 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T in the ultra-rare Tropic Orange color, spotted in a Denver self-service wrecking yard

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VW highlights five custom cars from Atlas to Arteon

They'll be shown at Georgia's SoWo: The European Experience car show

The Wörthersee VW meet in Europe may be the biggest and most famous, but it's far from the only one. An American counterpart, SoWo: The European Experience, kicked off this weekend in Georgia for European cars. And as with Wörthersee, VW had some new custom vehicles to show off. It brought modified versions of the Jetta, Golf, Arteon, Atlas and Tiguan.

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VW Golf GTI TCR concept revealed with 286 horsepower

It's coming to production, but not to America

Every year at the Wörthersee VW meet, Volkswagen itself brings something special to show off. It can be something wild like the hybrid GTI it showed last year, or the W12 GTI from 2007. It can also be something production-ready, such as the VW Golf GTI TCR concept it's showing this year.

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VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype to debut next week in Austria

The new hot hatch will go into production later this year

Wörthersee — the premier Volkswagen GTI meetup in the world — starts in just a few days in a small town in Austria. The event has been embraced by both Volkswagen and its fans. We usually end up seeing some pretty sweet concept cars like a Porsche-powered VW Type 2 or the bonkers mid-engine VW GTI W12. This year, we'll see the new VW Golf GTI TCR Prototype, a near-production ready hot hatch that goes into production this fall.

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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.

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2019 Toyota Corolla vs. compact hatchbacks: How they compare

New Corolla vs. Civic, Mazda3, Golf, Cruze and Impreza

So you've read what we thought about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.Well, now you must be wondering how that new 2019 Corolla stacks up with all the other hatchbacks. And, despite long thinking that hatchbacks were doomed, there are actually quite a lot of them these days. So many, in fact, that we couldn't fit them all in our space-limited comparison chart.

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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.

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Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Drivers' Notes Review | Putting the car first

Great-driving hatchback that happens to have an electric motor

Just a smoother, quieter Golf.

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2020 VW Golf will have more powerful GTI and Golf R versions

It seems the e-Golf is doomed.

Blame the I.D. range for the demise of the e-Golf.

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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.

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Driving nearly every VW Golf: Base, GTI, R, Alltrack — what we learned

Every Golf is good, some are better than others

Even the base VW Golf is quite engaging.

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