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By Matt Schmitz | November 18, 2014

Volkswagen Golf R Variant: First Look

Competes with: Ford Fiesta ST, Nissan Juke, Hyundai Veloster Looks like: An amped up grocery-getter Drivetrain: A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission making 296 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque Hits... more

By Matt Schmitz | November 14, 2014

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept: First Look

Looks like: A Volkswagen Golf R that came back from summer break between junior high and high school rocking a more athletic build and edgier fashions for freshman year Defining characteristics: Sharper edges, defining creases and a squared-off shape on... more

By David Thomas | April 14, 2014

2015 Volkswagen Jetta: First Look

Competes with: Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Looks like: We'll need stronger glasses to notice the changes Drivetrain: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder/electric hybrid, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel Hits dealerships: Fall 2014 There... more

By Kelsey Mays | January 10, 2014

Volkswagen Golf R at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Subaru WRX STi, Ford Focus ST, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Looks like: The redesigned Volkswagen GTI, sans bumper claws Drivetrain: 290-hp (est.), turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic; all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Early 2015 Witness the... more

By Matt Schmitz | September 13, 2013

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off this week in Germany as world automakers gathered to showcase their latest, most-advanced offerings. The 65th incarnation of the biennial event opens to the public Saturday following four press and industry days, and... more

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