Tag: VW Golf

VW Golf And GTI Will Live On As EVs, Next-Gen Model Might Be Called The ID. Golf

This summer, reports out of Germany suggested the current Volkswagen Golf could be the last as the company focuses on electric vehicles. However, in an interview with Autocar, Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Thomas Schäfer suggested that’s not the case. As he noted, “We would not let go of the Golf name, no way.” Schäfer went […]

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Five 2016 VW Golf R Models Have Faulty Windshield Wipers And Need A Fix

An issue with the front windshield wipers of the 2016 Golf R has prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of the hot hatch. Fortunately for the automaker, the issue isn’t widespread. A recall notice reveals that incorrect windshield wiper software may have been installed when the Golf R was being produced. This software issue means […]

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More Audi And VW Models Hit By Rear-View Camera Issues

A host of Volkswagen and Audi models are being recalled in the United States because of a problem with the rear-view camera. A recall notice reveals that after drivers shift into reverse on affected cars, or manually activate the parking function, the rear-view camera image may not be displayed on the infotainment system. As such, […]

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NHTSA Forces Recall On Nearly 225,000 Cars Over Glitch That VW Calls “Inconsequential”

The VW Group of America may be frustrated that it is being required to start a recall campaign on 224,704 vehicles over an issue that it argued was “inconsequential.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disagrees, however, and is making it fix vehicles it made between 2018 and 2019. The wide-ranging recall is being […]

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1993 VW Golf “Rallye” Prototype Is A WRC Homologation Special That Never Reached Production

Volkswagen brought a number of concepts to SEMA 2022 but the one that caught our eye is the older of the bunch. The VW Golf MK3 “Rallye” is a forgotten hot hatch prototype developed in the early ’90s as a feasibility study for the automaker’s potential involvement in the WRC. The project was shelved but […]

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VW Goes To 2022 SEMA With Basecamp SUVs, GTI, ID.4s, And A Forgotten WRC Concept

Volkswagen announced its lineup for SEMA 2022 in Las Vegas, including two adventurous “Basecamp” concepts based on the Atlas and the Taos SUVs, a trio of ID.4s, a special Golf GTI filled with Oettinger accessories, a one-off Jetta GLI Performance, a unique Golf A59 prototype designed for the WRC, and the new Golf R that […]

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VW Golf R Hurricane Tuned By Apprentices Has Custom Livery, Wide Fenders, And 519 Hp

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What Will Happen To The Golf And 3-Series When The ID.3 And i4 Are The Default VWs And BMWs?

From BMW’s i models to Volkswagen’s ID range, most carmakers now have an electric-only sub-brand of cars that are cleaner and usually cooler than the old-fashioned ICE cars that take the lion’s share of an OEM’s sales. The electric sub-brands usually get bolder, more interesting styling to set them apart from gas cars, presumably because […]

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VW Golf R Spiced Up With Subtle Bodykit And Forged Wheels By Oettinger

German tuner Oettinger presented a series of visual upgrades for the VW Golf R, right on time for the 20th anniversary of the hot hatch. The new kit for the fastest and most powerful Golf follows Oettinger’s offerings for the regular Golf MK8 and the GTI variant. The VW Golf R already sports model-specific bumpers […]

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