Opinion | Are new cars actually getting more expensive?

The new Volkswagen Golf, and the excellent revised GTI in particular, got us wondering. Just how much more expensive are new cars compared to their predecessors?  Having already won rave reviews from both print and online media, the Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf GTI is already attracting attention. Yet a lot of the Internet comments seem to take…

Friday Photo – New Volkswagen Golf Touring Car Concept

Is the Volkswagen Golf top on your list of cars that spring to mind as successful touring car racers? Nope, we didn’t think so either. But could the Wolfsburg marque finally be about to change that, with this striking looking machine? Roll out the old cliché about good-looking cars being fast, and Volkswagen should be onto a winner…

Volkswagen Golf R Estate – Your new favourite wagon

Been wanting a performance estate car based on a mid-sized family hatchback? Not quite taken with the Ford Focus ST? Good news; Volkswagen has the answer in the shape of a 300 PS 4WD Golf R Estate, announced at the LA Auto Show this week.  This one has certainly come out of the left field. Prototypes had…

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept – Now it’s real

Recently we brought you teasing sketches of the VW Golf R 400 Concept. Now Volkswagen has actually unveiled the proper car, so we can now give you photos, instead of just drawings of the 395 bhp super-hatch. Revealed at the Auto China Show in Beijing, the R 400 is intended to display the potential of…

200th Post Special – Volkswagen Polo R-Line 8,000 Mile Review

It seems hard to believe that a year has now passed since ESM picked up a very shiny Volkswagen Polo R-Line on a chilly January afternoon. So 365 days and 8,000 miles later, just what has life with the R-Line been like for the past twelve months? In short, the R-Line has been virtually flawless throughout…