Golf GTI / GTD News
13 June 2014
Volkswagen is gearing up to join thousands of automotive fans at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26-29 June. The Festival, dubbed the ‘largest motoring garden party in the world’ is a unique weekend that brings together cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create a celebration of all things automotive. It is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, Sussex, and includes a famous hillclimb event up the drive of the house.
5 June 2014
Volkswagen has taken another step forwards in the democratisation of technology, with the introduction of standard-fit ESC electronic stability control and DAB digital radio on all of its passenger car models in the UK, from the up! to the Phaeton.
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30 May 2014
Volkswagen is turning the virtual world into reality this weekend, as it presents the GTI Roadster concept at the famous Woerthersee GTI meeting in Austria. The GTI Roadster was originally created as a purely electronic car, to feature in the Sony PlayStation® 3 classic, Gran Turismo 6 (GT6). The result of cooperation between Volkswagen and Sony Computer Entertainment, the GTI Roadster is the work of three young Volkswagen designers, winners of an in-house competition to design a vehicle to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo game.
19 April 2014
Volkswagen is displaying the potential of its flagship Golf R hatchback at the Auto China show in Beijing, in the muscular form of the Golf R 400 concept.If the ‘400’ in the name doesn’t give the game away that this is a seriously powerful machine, then the body and bumper modifications and flared wheelarches should give more than a hint.
2 April 2014
Visitors to the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham next week will be the first in the UK to see the new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, which mixes the dynamics of a GTI with the emissions and economy of an electric car.
21 February 2014
Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures of the Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback that combines the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.
6 December 2013
The Golf’s success story enters the seventh generation as the car continues to inspire both customers and the specialist media. The Golf has been honoured with two dozen prestigious awards over the last twelve months.
10 September 2013
Fastest-accelerating production Golf ever makes public debut at IAA
Zero to 62 mph takes as little as 4.9 seconds, top speed is limited to 155 mph
Up to 18 per cent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, despite an extra 30 PS
First Volkswagen with ESC that can be fully de-activated for track use