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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

By Kelsey Mays | April 22, 2013

Concept Cars Make Big Splash at Shanghai Motor Show

On April 20, the 2013 Shanghai motor show kicked off. As The Detroit Free Press puts it, the event served up a high-decibel dosage of fashion, sports and music (oh, and cars) to some 10,000 journalists. More than 100 automakers... more

By Matt Schmitz | April 4, 2013

2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI Video

When the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI make their way to the U.S. early next year, they'll look familiar to visiting Europeans, whose continent already has enjoyed both for a while. Then again, they'll also look familiar to anyone stateside... more

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