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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR comes to life as orders now being accepted

German carmaker Volkswagen is now making the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI -- the new Golf GTI TCR. First unveiled as a concept at the annual GTI meeting in Worthersee, Austria, the new Golf GTI TCR is touted to be the most hardcore, most powerful and the fastest Golf GTI ever. Interested customers in Germany can now order the new Golf GTI TCR at a starting price of EUR38,950 (around $44,356) including VAT.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is basically the street going version of the same-named racing car that won the international TCR racing series two times. It is powered by a version of the carmaker’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver up to 286 hp (213 kW) of max output. Power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the only option -- with a limited-slip front differential.

With this amount of power, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is capable of sprinting from nil to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 5.6 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). However, when a customer avails of a certain option (Vmax), the Golf GTI TCR can go as fast as 162 mph (260 km/h).

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a hotter hatch with black elements

Volkswagen’s hot hatch just got hotter for the 2019 model year with the introduction of a Rabbit Edition. The new 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a special model that pays homage to the heritage of the GTI. It will be available along with three usual trims offered for the 2019 Golf GTI: S, SE, and Autobahn.

Slotted between the S and SE trims, the limited-edition VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is distinguished from the standard models through its looks and features. Available only in four colors -- Cornflower Blue, Deep Black Pearl, Pure White and Urano Grey – the GTI Rabbit Edition boasts of an exterior with a black rear spoiler, 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels as well as LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and black mirror caps. Inside, the limited edition features Rabbit-badged seat tags as well as red-stitched floor mats.

Volkswagen also provided the 2019 Golf GTI Rabbit Edition with a number of systems such as KESSY keyless access with push-button start, Blind Spot Monitor, Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert.

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Here’s the fastest VW GTI Golf ever – the 286hp TCR road version

Have you been thinking of getting yourself a hardcore Volkswagen Golf GTI? Well, if you have, you might want to hear this first - the track-only TCR version is going to receive a road-legal equivalent in the near future. Watch out for the Golf GTI TCR as it makes its debut on May 9 during the annual GTI meeting, which will be held at Worthersee. Without a surprise, this will be billed as a special edition model. Therefore, there is a good chance it will end up being a limited run hot hatch.

Right now, the only part of the car we could really see would be a section of the car’s rear end, and it is only through an appealing digital sketch that shows off the aggressive fins of the diffuser flanked by a pair of huge exhaust tips. By the looks of it, it seems like the Golf GTI TCR has full LED taillights and it rides on what seems like a set of 18 inch wheels.

Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 2.0 liter gasoline engine dialed to carry out as much as 286 horsepower (213 kilowatts) from 6,800 rpm as well as a peak torque of 273 pound feet (370 Newton metres) that starts from 1,600 rpm. This engine will be paired to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox offered as standard equipment, together with the front axle differential lock. Just to remind you, the track ready model is still a lot more powerful with 345 horsepower and 310 pound feet (420 Nm) of torque.

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VW e-Golf production volume will double this March

It appears that the Volkswagen e-Golf is doing really well. A couple of weeks ago, they announced that the production of the e-Golf with increased range will have to be doubled because of its strong demand. One major factor is the move by several automakers to offer rebates for drivers who get rid of their old cars in exchange for environmentally friendly cars, which is a good move - not just for the car manufacturer, but also for the environment.

To meet the rising demand, the German automaker will have to switch from single-shift operation to 2 shifts at their Transparent Factory Dresden so that output can be increased from 35 units per day to 70 cars daily. If you add that up, that will give you a total of 2,100 per month as opposed to the original figure of 1,050 only. The increase is said to be gradual with the additional shift to begin only in March 2018.

The e-Golf, as we know, comes equipped with a 35.8 kWh battery that is capable of reaching 125 miles (201 kilometers) EPA. That is a huge improvement (83 miles / 134 kilometers) from the previous version that comes with a 24.2 kWh battery.

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It may seem that Volkswagen this year has been working overtime for the preview of its upcoming electric models --- the ID Buzz and the ID Crozz but somewhere in between, the German automaker continues to make new versions of its current vehicle lineup.

Soon to launch is the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf which will come in sequence with the very exciting premiere of Volkswagen’s ID electric hatchback. Speaking with Drive earlier this week, Jurgen Stackman, VW board member and sales & marketing head, said that the premiere of the new Golf should be expected in early 2018 which will be succeeded by the unveiling of the ID hatch. Further, Stackman ensures that the upcoming Golf 8 will be an extremely strong one that it wouldn’t matter at all if it will launch almost at the same time as the ID as both could hold up their own.

The board member however went on by saying there will no longer be an all-electric Golf down the line. Rather, Volkswagen will only add some new plugin hybrid varieties, including both diesel and petrol. The ID hatch will likely fill that void which will be offered at nearly the same price as VW Golf’s diesel variant. While we’ll no longer see a new generation e-Golf, Stackman insisted that the company at least still has the Golf plugin hybrid.

Read the entire article VW Golf 8 (VIII) will be launched a few weeks ahead of ID electric car

Volkswagen today announces the official pricing of the e-Golf plus more details about the equipment for each trim available. The updated 2017 model year, which is set to go on sale today, will come with a base price of $31,315 including $820 destination charges. The trim levels are SE, Limited and SEL Premium. The higher-spec Limited Edition trim goes by the price of $33,795 while the SEL Premium sells for about $36,995. As before, purchasing a new Volkswagen e-Golf comes with up to $7,500 federal tax credit.

The new version now gets a boosted range of around 83 to 125m from the new 35.8kWh battery pack instead of the 24.2-kWh from the previous e-Golf. Additionally, the 7.2kW charger now comes as standard on the SE, which will only take less than 6 hours to recharge with the use of a 240V charging station. Otherwise, customers can also have the optionally available DC fast charging unit (on the SE variant) for an additional price of $995. Within one hour, the DC fast charger can replenish the EV's battery by up to 80%.

While the previous model can offer highly efficient fuel returns, with the new battery’s increased energy capacity and improved battery chemistry, the new e-Golf now also has better fuel economy. To compare, the 2017 VW e-Golf’s fuel returns are now 126 mpg for the city, 111 mpg for the highway and 119 mpg for the combined cycle. The 2016 MY e-Golf on the other hand only puts a total of 126 mpg, 105 mpg and 116 mpg in the same order.

Read the entire article VW releases 2017 e-Golf with boosted range but with higher price tag

Does your 2017 VW e-Golf need a new styling treatment? Wait till you see what RevoZport has to offer. The Volkswagen Golf VII Razor 7E for e-Golf by RevoZport is now up for grabs. The new conversion kit comes with an aerodynamically enhanced RevoZport styling package specifically made for the VW e-Golf. This is offered with a new GT roof spoiler along with its newly designed rear diffuser, side skirts, dive planes and front splitter. Each component is made with carbon fiber as the design pays tribute to the world’s first ePrix car challenge held last year at the circuit of Formula E in Hong Kong.

Volkswagen’s show car comes in a clean white body paint with matching blue accents during the event. There are tinges of blue on VW e-Golf’s electric powertrain as well as on the headlights, front grille, roof spoiler, rear diffuser, front spoiler and side skirts.

It is of course an honour for RevoZport to become part of such major event. As the official supplier of aerodynamic kits for the e-Prix Car Challenge, they have been able to develop the first aerodynamics package specially designed for the VW e-Gold. That is to say, the “Razor7 E” provides the additional downforce required for the challenge.

Read the entire article RevoZport reveals VW Golf VII Razor 7E kit based on e-Golf

Volkswagen's yearly Worthersee affair that happens in Austria is considered a hotbed for all types of cars from the German company's long and renowned history. Most of the gathering features modified vehicles that have been crafted by its owners with much passion, but when the German automaker itself will join the modification game, it pretty much translates to interesting outputs. For this year, VW has finally divulged the anticipated details of the 2 cars that will be displayed at the said affair- an estate version of GTE hybrid and the over 400hp Golf GTI that bears the label "First Decade".

Hybrid vehicles seem to be the main course for Volkswagen at the Worthersee event, as after displaying the electrified GTI First Decade and Golf FTE Estate ImpulsE creation, the guys from Wolfsburg also showed the Golf GTE Concept. The one-off version will show off a solid paint based on the currently modified production model, and it have a rather unique name.

Dubbed the Electric White Mother of Pearl Effect, this look is further highlighted by its black and blue finish. It also boasts of 2 tone 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels that have an identical black and blue motif, further supported with bulky 17-inch perforated discs fitted with calipers that has been painted in GTE Blue. The diffuser and the twin exhaust tips were procured from the GTI hot hatch, and the roof-mounted rear spoiler was from the hotter Golf GTI Clubsport.

Read the entire article VW Golf GTE Concept featured at 2017 Worthersee Tour

This week, Volkswagen will be introducing a whole family of 2018 VW Golfs at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The models range from the base Golf, Alltrack, SportWagen, e-Golf, Golf GTI and the Golf R. These updated models are set to release this summer.

It’s easy to spot a 2018 Golf range from its exterior updates. The new look comes with new automatic headlights, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, and a chrome grille. The SE trim will be equipped with 16-inch wheels, whereas the SEL trim can be installed with optional 17-inch alloys. The standard safety features from their predecessor will be passed on to the new models including lane assist, park assist, and park distance control.

All models are equipped with a 1.8 liter TSI engine that yields 170 horsepower (126 kilowatts) and 199 pound feet (269 Newton-metres) of torque. For the interior of the base model, there will be a 6.5 inch screen that includes the VW Car-Net App-Connect feature, while there will be an eight-inch touchscreen system that is installed at the center front of the SE trim and higher models with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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More efficient, more power and longer range. This is how we could best describe the electric version of the Volkswagen Golf for the 2017 model year.

In terms of efficiency, the new 2017 VW e-Golf could boast of being one of the most efficient EVs, as the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) just rated the electric compact car as having fuel economy figures of 126 MPGe city, 111 MPGe highway and 119 MPGe combined. Yes, compared to the 2016 version, the 2017 VW e-Golf has a lot more to offer, thanks to a more dynamic electric motor as well as to a more powerful battery pack.

The electric motor serving as the core of the 2017 VW e-Golf has been upgraded to deliver a max output of 134 horsepower and maximum torque of 214 pound-feet. These numbers represent improvements of 19 hp (from 115 hp) in output and 15 lb.-ft. (from 199 lb.-ft.) in torque over the figures provided by the electric motor installed inside the 2016 VW e-Golf. This increase in power output and torque translates to a surge in top speed by around six miles per hour to 93 mph (from 87 mph).

Read the entire article 2017 VW e-Golf is EPA-rated to deliver 125 miles of range and 119 MPGe of combined driving

As the Dieselgate saga continues to be told, the stripping down chapter remains unfinished. Just very recently, the man who stripped down his 2010 Volkswagen Golf had his hatchback driven by an editor at Jalopnik. We don’t know exactly what the stunt that the man -- named Joe Mayer of Cincinnati – and Jalopnik wants to pull off, but it seems they are eager to show that the affected Golf subject to a buyback is indeed operable.

Here is how it started. Some owners were bragging about stripping down their Golf vehicles before taking them to VW for the buyback program, taking advantage of the term “operable” as defined by the program. Before going to his buyback appointment with Volkswagen, Mayer decided to strip down his 2010 VW Golf, took pictures of it and then posted it on his Instagram account.

His post caught the attention of Jalopnik, which then ran his own Diesel-gate strip-down story. Seeing the post, VW had a representative call Mayer and tell him that his appointment had been postponed. The representative didn’t say whether the carmaker would pay or would turn down Mayer for his stripped-down Golf. However, VW’s actions indicate its clear unwillingness to buy back a stripped-down vehicle. As Mayer said, the VW representative told him that stripping down of his Golf “wasn’t in the spirit of the buyback.”

Read the entire article Diesel VW Golf owner drives stripped-down car through town to show that it still runs

Presenting a redesigned version of the Golf was not the only highlight in Volkswagen’s display during the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The brand also brought out an improved version of the e-Golf electric car that not only delivers more power but offers a longer range and shows more equipment inside.

A big improvement is the lithium-ion battery pack that now has a power of 35.8 kWh, a large increase compared to the 24.2 kWh from the previous version. With this amount of power, the e-Golf now has total range of 124 miles compared to the previous model’s 83 miles. In addition, there is now an on-board charger of 7.2 kW and through a Level 2 charging station, it allows the e-Golf to have a full recharge in barely 6 hours.

It is not only the battery pack that was improved as the brand also made changes to the electric motor. In the current model, the motor offers an output of 115 hp and peak torque of 199 lb.-ft. However for the 2017 e-Golf, the upgraded electric motor now delivers 134 hp and maximum torque of 214 lb.-ft. As a result, maximum speed is now 93 mph, an increase of 6 mph. Acceleration is better as well with a 0 to 60 mph run, possible in 9.6 seconds.

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Volkswagen has recently disclosed what the redesigned Golf 7 looked like and even said that it had already revealed all possible versions. For car enthusiasts around the world though, they know it is not so as the Alltrack, GTD, Golf R, and even e-Golf, have yet to be shown. With this in mind, what is left to do while waiting for this German automaker to reveal them is to look at potential styles especially when it comes to the body.

A good model to start with is the Golf Cabriolet which was first presented by the brand in 2011. When it came out though, some reviews said that as it relates to the engineering aspect, it would have been better if VW delayed it for at least two years. This was because after it was unveiled, it appeared to become outdated at once.

To Volkswagen’s credit, they did what they could to address this and they came out with exciting versions during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Shows. The brand also unveiled thrilling variants of the GTI. There was even an R that was shown sporting an all-wheel drive powertrain. The downside however was that it appeared that all of these efforts were for naught as just five years after its official production, the brand has said that it will be discontinuing the Golf Cabriolet by December 2016.

Read the entire article Rendering of VW Golf 7 (VII) Cabriolet Facelift is a real treat

As far as the Volkswagen Golf is concerned, its iteration for the 2017 model year will be receiving a whole load of important updates that should enable it to further its status as the carmaker’s most successful model to date. In fact, since VW launched the first generation of the Golf, around 33 million have been sold.

So, what can we expect from the 2017 version of the VW Golf? First, there are several design revisions including its new front and rear bumpers as well as full LED taillights. In addition, LED headlights have now replaced Xenon headlights for Golf and Golf Variant. The new 2017 VW Golf 7 (VII) Facelift now comes loaded – for the first time – with Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist while its Infotainment systems have received a redesign and now sport larger touchscreen displays.

For 2017 model year, the new VW Golf could now be equipped with the new 1.5-liter TSI Evo engine with 150 PS of output and Active Cylinder Management. In addition, the base version of the Golf GTI now produces 230 PS while the GTI Performance model delivers 245 PS. Moreover, a newly developed seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox will replace – albeit gradually -- six-speed DSG transmissions.

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Customers in the United States with active lifestyles are soon able to get their hands on the new all-wheel-drive VW Golf Alltrack, a US-homologated version of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Sales of the MY2017 Golf Alltrack will commence in Fall 2016.

Joerg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy of Volkswagen of America, Inc., remarked that dealers and customers have been craving for a Golf SportWagen with an all-terrain capability from an all-wheel drive system.

He quipped that the Golf Alltrack would be able to meet the active lifestyle needs of VW customers in the US market.

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Living up to the quality that the GTI has always been about since 1976, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is no extraordinary. It has been prominent on the racetrack since its launch in July 2015. All production models for the 2016 season had already been snapped up as early as January.

Teams can field the 20 cars in up to 16 national and international TCR touring car championship events. For the international TCR events, the cars will be handed over to sports teams starting March 11 in Abera/Barcelona (E). For the national TCR championship, the cars will undergo test drives at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia (E) starting March 14.

The production-based concept car has already demonstrated great potential at TCR outings. Volkswagen's partner, Liqui Moly Team Engstler, fielded two cars in the 2015 TCR International Series. At the vehicle's first race weekend, it promptly won the second race at Austria's Red Bull Ring.

Read the entire article VW Golf GTI TCR is the new German touring car racer

Volkswagen of America has the Golf GTE Sport concept on display at the 2015 Los Angeles International Auto Show. This will be the first time for Volkswagen’s concept car to be shown in North America. The main highlight of the Golf GTE Sport is that it combines the best features of vehicles that are suited for both the road and for motorsport.

For example, its exterior and interior show it to be a sports car. The same is true of its suspension and drivetrain. However these are all offered with a plug-in hybrid system that allows for zero-emission when driving.

The Golf GTE Sport is equipped with the 1.6-liter TSI engine that is mainly based on what powered the two-time winner of the World Rally Championship, the Polo R WRC. As such, it can deliver as much as 295 horsepower with 295 pound-feet of maximum torque.

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Looking for a Volkswagen Golf that features a level of specification higher than a typical Golf? Well, VW has good news – the Golf Match BlueMotion Edition and the Golf Match Edition.

Starting off, the Golf Match Edition builds on the current features of the seventh-generation VW Golf, adding high-end equipment as standard like Discover Navigation with Car-Net Guide and Inform, and Winter Pack. The total value of the additional features and equipment would reach £1,100, if they are availed of separately.

But bundled together, customers only have to add £100. Thus, the three-door Golf Match BlueMotion Edition powered by 1.0 115PS TSI engine in six-speed manual has a starting price of £19,840 (OTR RRP).

Read the entire article VW introduces 2016 Golf Match Edition in the UK, priced from £19,840

Volkswagen will be presenting its extensively updated Golf Cabriolet four-seater soft-top at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The updates are easily recognizable; among which are the sportier front bumper, the striking side sills and sporty accents on the rear bumper.

Not only that, customers can now choose from more configuration options for their new cabriolet. VW added six new exterior colors, an additional soft-top color and six new wheel designs. The German carmaker also added a new generation of steering wheels and new trim elements.

VW also added new designs for the cloth and leather seats. Likewise the engines that can be fitted in the Golf Cabriolet were also uprated to model year 2016 and are now Euro 6 emissions-compliant. Customers can choose from four petrol (TSI) and two diesel (TDI) engines– all direct-injection turbo powerplants with matching torques.

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