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…

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…

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Sketches

Volkswagen seems to be something of a power trip at the minute. We’ve already got a rumoured lightweight Golf GTI in the pipeline, but now there’s a concept Golf R with 400 PS coming too. Granted, right now, we’ve only got sketches to go off. But, VW has released similar sketches for both the GTI and…

Friday Photo #15 – Volkswagen R and R

The most powerful production Golf, ever, is due to hit the UK in only a matter of weeks for its March launch date. Which, if the past few years are anything to go by, will probably be combined with freezing snow and ice. Perhaps that’s why VW chose to show the new Mk7 Golf R…

New – Volkswagen Golf R

The hot-hatch arms race ramped up another notch today, as photos and information about the latest Golf R were released. The headlines are the promise of 300 PS and a possible 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Volkswagen seems to be putting all the attention grabbing emphasis on the mechanical, as the outside of the…