Rock Down To Electric Avenue – VW Begins Production Of The ID.4

media.vw.comIn the words of the Eddy Grant song (sort of), VW is rocking down to Electric Avenue, and then taking it higher. Ok, weird analogy,…

By Peter Nelson | August 20, 2020
Volkswagen To Focus Entirely On Electric Cars In Motorsports

Volkswagen has announced that they are no longer pursuing a motorsports strategy that includes internal combustion; starting in 2020 they will focus purely on electric-motor-driven motorsports.

By Peter Nelson | November 22, 2019
Volkwagen Announces New Eighth Generation Golf With Tons Of New Tech

The new Mark 8 Volkswagen Golf has been announced by Wolfsburg! Featuring a myriad of hybrid drivetrains with improved efficiency diesel and gas engines, some quite intuitive tech, and a new generation MQB chassis to form its foundation, the beloved hatch is sure to continue being one of the best-selling cars in the world.

By Peter Nelson | October 24, 2019
99 Doses of Adrenaline: Volkswagen ID.R To Take On Legendary Chinese Road

A motorsport expedition to China: on September 2nd, Volkswagen will take on Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road. The goal is to set a record time with the fully-electric ID.R.

By Guest Contributor | August 15, 2019
This Generation’s BMW Art Car? Jason Whipple’s Berg Cup-Inspired 1980 Volkswagen Scirocco

Donut Media recently posted an episode of their show Bumper 2 Bumper on a vehicle that we have a great appreciation for: The Mark I Volkswagen Scirocco.

By Winding Road Staff | May 14, 2019
WR TV: 2015 Volkswagen eGolf

Back in April we were at the helm of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, and this week we’re taking a look at a Golf of a decidedly different flavor.

By Winding Road Staff | June 05, 2015
Driven: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

Conventional wisdom often dictates that in order to boost the performance capabilities of a road car, an inevitable trade-off must be made in terms of comfort, drivability, amenities, and so on. After our seat time in the all-new GTI last year, we left San Francisco thoroughly convinced that VW had reclaimed the title as the manufacturer with the hot hatch to beat. Because of that great mixture of fun, usability and pragmatism, we approached our stint with the new Golf R with some slight trepidation, wondering if the car’s bolstered enthusiast credentials would upset the balance of such a well-sorted vehicle. Fortunately, our concerns were unfounded – the Golf R retains all of the GTI’s best attributes and cranks up the sporting prowess considerably with virtually no drawbacks – provided you don’t spend too much time looking at your bank statement after you leave the dealership.

By Bradley Iger | April 10, 2015
Los Angeles 2014: VW Golf R Variant

When faced with the choice between developing either a coupe or a wagon version of the Cadillac ATS sedan, GM’s luxury-car executive chief engineer Dave Leone recently was quoted as saying “Wagons are only popular in three places—Europe, Australia, and in journalists’ driveways.” Dave may be (totally) right, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop singing the praises of the fast longroof segment. So with that in mind, it should come as little surprise that we’re particularly smitten with VW’s reveal of the Golf R Variant today at the LA Auto Show.

By Bradley Iger | November 18, 2014
Los Angeles 2014: VW Golf R 400 and GTI Roadster Concepts Bring the Heat

VW is bringing a pair of concepts to the Los Angeles Auto Show that both started life as fairly standard Golfs, but while one is more or less steeped in reality, the other was born and bred in the virtual world long before any consideration was made to actually building a physical example of it.

By Winding Road Staff | November 14, 2014
Volkswagen Reveals Ducati Powered XL Sport in Paris

VW appears to be taking a page out of the playbook of sports racers like the Radical SR3 and the open wheeled Formula 1000 series at this year’s Paris Auto Show with the debut of the XL Sport. Taking the architecture of the low drag, light weight XL1, the XL Sport ditches the XL1’s diesel-electric hybrid powertrain in favor of a 1198cc, 197 horsepower twin cylinder mill taken from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera sport bike and places it in the middle of the chassis, creating a sports car that revs to 11,000 rpm with a top speed of 168 miles per hour.

By Winding Road Staff | October 03, 2014
Ten Cars from the 1970s That Every Enthusiast Should Drive

In the 1970s, the automotive industry arrived at one of the most important turning points since its inception. The decade was overshadowed by the OPEC oil embargo that rocked the world in 1973, sending gas prices through the roof and governments all around the globe scrambling to pass strict emissions regulations.

By Ronan Glon | August 08, 2014
Rumors: Spy Shots—The VW XL1

Caught by the spy photographers over at Autoblog, this pre-production XL1 prototype was snapped during some winter testing.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 19, 2013


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