The Volkswagen Golf is the only type of golf that I like at this moment in time. I actually did not really like both prior to the introduction of the seventh generation Golf. I did not like the game because it actually took too much of my time trying to play it. In fact, if you played it the slightest bit properly it would still require about half a day to complete an 9-hole game with a group of friends. Or strangers if you are so hard up and are willing to play regardless whoever comes along. When it came to the more recent Mk5 and Mk6 Golf, they just looked too much like a delivery van to actually make me want one. The 2013 model year onwards Volkswagen Golf Mk7 changed that. This was a Golf that actually looked like a compact car again, and not a small delivery van. It was sleek as it had a lower roofline. The designers made it looks long, low and sleeker than any golf that had ever come along since the Golf Mk2 ages ago, which is still my favourite Golf ever … [Read more...] about Road Test: The Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 Experience
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German company's big three on a roll, but better news for the brand is the average transaction price... A supply-constrained Volkswagen Australia has issued a release celebrating strong sales for its top three models in June, even though its overall tally dipped slightly over the same month last year.Still, credit where it's due: the Golf, Tiguan and Amarok all claimed records during the year's busiest month, a period where the whole industry goes into overdrive for end of financial year.Of most importance to the German company is the fact that it didn't rely on rampant discounting, with most sales coming on higher grade cars.Leading the pack was the Golf with 2317 sales, its best haul since the Mk7.5 update last year.VW claims most of these retailed above $30k, though the entry price is $23,990, and said 25 per cent were the most expensive GTI and R hot models.Meanwhile the Tiguan medium SUV drew in a record 1340 buyers, thanks in part to the launch of its seven-seat Allspace … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm
Besides being the world’s largest automaker with 10.7 million vehicles sold in 2017, the Volkswagen Group also has the largest brand portfolio in the automotive world. More specifically, the companies that operate under the VW Group’s umbrella are Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen, as well as Ducati motorcycles and MAN and Scania trucks. For a cost-effective management of all those brands, more and more vehicles use shared technology, like the $60 billion MQB modular platform that currently underpins more than 25 models from Audi, Seat, Škoda and Volkswagen. Although that is a common practice among large automotive groups, lately Volkswagen has started sharing not only engines, mechanical parts and interior components across different brands, but also design details. BMW introduced the range uniformity in the late 80s, but other luxury automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz took it to the next level, with some of their … [Read more...] about Has VW Group Gone Too Far On Sharing Design Details Between Brands?
Tweet TweetIf you live in Australia and feel like riding a real hot hatch then our suggestions would be buying the 2017 VW Golf R which will join the rest of the fleet this summer. It is hot looking, extremely fast and tweaked with the latest high-tech gizmos. Besides that, it promises to deliver an impressive acceleration – in fact, it is regarded as the fastest acceleration ever seen on a Golf R – just 4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, with power standing at 213 kW and 380 Nm of torque, way too impressive than the ongoing 206 kW. The car`s turbo flat-four engine is helped by a six-speed manual transmission; however, you can also choose the company`s newest seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic, which send the power to the wheels via a Haldex all-wheel drive system, also called “4MOTION”. Mechanically, the all-new 2017 VW Golf R MK7.5 also comes with adaptive suspension, locking differential, performance brakes, as well as the new 19-inch … [Read more...] about Australia: 2017 VW Golf R Mk7.5 Kicks Off This Summer
Despite the recent avalanche of go-fast Volkswagen Golfs off the back of 2017’s Mark 7.5 update, there’s evidence about that you can’t please everyone all of the time. Not that VW Australia hasn’t been trying. The evergreen ‘staple’ five-door front-drive GTI returned, of course, as did the R in both hatch and wagon forms as the initial dumping. These were followed almost immediately by a deluge of all-you-can-eat versions such as the three-door GTI Performance Edition 1 and R Wolfsburg Editions. By the very brief time it took Volkswagen Australia to concoct and release cut-priced hatch and wagon versions of the R with the new Grid nameplate, you’d figure that, yes, all bases might be covered for all tastes, but no, there was still one important niche left to fill in Hot Golf-dom… The GTI Original fills an important gap in Golf’s otherwise utterly fulfilling pantheon. Perhaps more important than, at a $37,490 list price … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison