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Volkswagen announces Golf R Launch Edition, starts at $39,090

Volkswagen of America officially announced to be kicking off Golf R sales with a Launch Edition model, which starts at $39,090. Only 500 Golf R Launch Edition models are destined to be made and these will be the first 500 Golf Rs ever to roll off the line for North American sales. All are to […]

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The 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced

It’s that time of year and the 2015 North American International Car Show in Detroit takes place next year and with the NAIAS is the announcement of the annual North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year. As a result, the the finalists for this year’s award were announced by the North American Car/Truck of […]

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Report: Volkswagen working on a BMW 5-Series competitor

Germany’s AutoBild heard Volkswagen might be doing the unthinkable by creating a BMW 5-Series competitor, which makes us think–isn’t that what Audi’s A6 is for? Volkswagen seems to be adamant about expanding its own lineup, even after its luxurious Phaeton failed to sell in the US. Speaking of which, there wasn’t any specification as to […]

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Report: Volkswagen to introduce a new crossover concept at Detroit

Reuters heard that Volkswagen’s snagging some of the spotlight at the Detroit Auto Show in January by revealing a new crossover concept. According to the sources tapped, the crossover concept is a new smaller five-seat passenger version of the company’s impending seven-seat crossover. This could also ultimately preview a next-generation Tiguan. Not much else is […]

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Report: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R to get manual transmission

Volkswagen recently revealed the hottest Golf since the R32–the all-new 2016 Golf R. When it was launched at the LA Auto Show recently, it came equipped only with Volkswagen’s usual seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. But now,¬†CARandDRIVER received confirmation that the Golf R will come with a manual next year for the 2016 model. But to […]

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Report: The Volkswagen GTI could gain a 10-speed DSG

AutoExpress reports that the Volkswagen GTI could gain a 10-speed DSG automatic, after speaking to a “good authority” source within the company. It would replace the current model’s seven-speed DSG, but the seven-speed will remain for lesser versions of Golf. The 10-speed is being designed for the GTI, the GTD and the Golf R and […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: Our Reveal Round-Up – Your official guide to the 2014 LA Auto Show

So the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show Press Days have just about wrapped up and after a week long of festivities, there’s a lot to keep your eyes out for if you’ll be attending the show during the public’s viewing. As previously reported, the LA Auto Show features over 30 world debuts with about […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen HyMotion makes debut

Volkswagen is serious about upping their game in the hydrogen department. First, there was the Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron and now, there’s the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen HyMotion, which was just revealed for the world to see for the first time. It’s based off of a Golf Variant and features a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain with an […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R officially requires $36,595 of your simoleons

Volkswagen sought the open microphone at the 2014 LA Auto Show to announce the pricing details for the 2015 Golf R hatchback. As expected, it’s pretty high, but with the R comes the title as the most potent Golf ever sold on our shores. The base Golf R starts life as a Rabbit five-door and […]

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Volkswagen does the unthinkable, reveals Golf R Wagon for the US…sort of

Volkswagen is sort of doing the unthinkable by bringing a hot new type of Golf R to the US of A, and it’s a wagon estate version. Yup, you read correctly. This is a bit of a shocker because Germany’s automakers tend to tease us with forbidden fruit, a lot of which comes in the […]

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