Golf

Beyond SUVs, VW weighs van, Golf pocket rocket for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

VW development chief Hans-Jakob Neusser said VW is close to deciding whether to produce the Golf R400 concept shown at the Beijing auto show in April. The pocket rocket is capable of 395 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds....
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Volkswagen mulls VW van, high-performance Golf for U.S.

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

Volkswagen has more than just an SUV offensive up its sleeve as the company considers adding -- and deleting -- some models in its U.S. lineup. VW executives indicate that a new VW van and high-performance Golf hatchback may make their way stateside....
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VOLKSWAGEN

Waiting for the updated Passat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

After 18 straight months of lower sales in the U.S., VW began to turn the corner with gains in October and November....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Handicapping the finalists for North American Car, Truck of Year

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Automakers love winning awards for best in show. Most would dispatch an executive to Nome, Alaska, in February to pick up some shiny hardware for the company’s trophy case....
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Autoweek names Volkswagen Golf GTI and GMC Canyon as 2015 Best of the Best

7:50 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Autoweek, the auto enthusiast sister publication of Automotive News, today named the Volkswagen Golf GTI and GMC Canyon truck as its Best of the Best car and truck for 2015....
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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET

Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km using electric power or up to 940km with additional power from its gasoline engine....
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VW to bring Golf Alltrack to U.S. in 2016 to take on Subaru

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

VW has decided to offer the Golf SportWagen with 4Motion all-wheel drive in the United States starting in 2016, both as a pure wagon and as a crossover-styled variant called the Alltrack....
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VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

5:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain....
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VW Golf R wagon -- a first -- packs 296 hp

10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

Volkswagen is introducing a wagon variant of its tuned-up Golf R compact this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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Fiat, VW must face lawsuit over fuel figures, group says

Sept. 23, 2014 15:35 CET

An Italian consumer group is inviting car buyers to join a lawsuit against Fiat and VW over allegations that two of the automakers' vehicles were between 18 percent and 50 percent less fuel efficient than stated by the companies....
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Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2014

This month's advertising launch for VW's redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die. The three-minute video is a piece of so-called native advertising, a hot new format in marketing circles in which publishers host content that looks like their own but actually comes from advertisers....
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Report: New look for the 8th-gen Volkswagen Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf due in 2017 will be lower, wider and look much different from the current hatchback, German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported....
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VW will launch new Golf in 2017, report says

Aug. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Volkswagen plans to launch the eighth generation of its best-selling Golf hatchback in 2017, five years after launching the current model, a German magazine reported....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Ford Fiesta, VW Polo make big moves in Web world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014

The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo were big Web winners during the second quarter. Other stars were the Land Rover Discovery, BMW X6 and Toyota Yaris, according to study....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

VW touts new MQB architecture on Golf hatchback

11:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Volkswagen, hoping to boost sales of the new Golf hatchback in the United States, today touted the vehicle's MQB architecture....
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The 'better Golf'

July 21, 2014 08:09 CET

Volkswagen says the Golf Sportsvan combines the agility of the classic Golf hatchback with the roominess, easier access and higher seating position of a minivan, leading some commentators to dub it “the better Golf.”...
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E-Golf marks VW's flexible product path

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014

Volkswagen's e-Golf has all the makings of a "compliance car" -- a vehicle whose sole purpose is to satisfy clean-air regulations in California and other states mandating the sale of zero-emission vehicles....
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VW orders sales halt for Golf, GTI over steering flaw

11:24 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014

Volkswagen has ordered dealers in the United States and Canada to not sell about 800 units of its new Golf and GTI hatchbacks because a mistake in assembly could cause steering problems....
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Citroen's move down-market key part of PSA's turnaround plan

June 22, 2014 12:11 CET

Citroen's C4 Cactus is more than just another compact car. It's a manifesto on wheels for the brand's move down-market as parent PSA struggles to return to profit....
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VW, boxed out of World Cup on TV, finds way to target fans in U.S.

12:17 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014

Volkswagen of America, seeking to get a marketing bump in the United States from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, is rolling out its ambush marketing plans for the Golf GTI against the games' official auto partner, Hyundai Motor America....
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VW goes for value with Golf, GTI

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2014

With its seventh-generation Golf and Golf GTI, now made for the United States in Puebla, Mexico, VW had a chance to drive down costs and lower sticker prices in pursuit of market share. But instead, VW reinvested in smooth powertrains and practical-yet-refined interiors that outclass most rivals....
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Nissan packs new Pulsar with tech

May 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan says its new Pulsar hatchback will be one of the most high-tech, frugal and spacious vehicles in Europe's compact segment, currently dominated by VW's Golf. Nissan pulled out of the segment in 2006 due to poor sales....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Audi TT, minicars on the rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014

The Audi TT, Renault Twingo and Peugeot 108 were big Web winners during the first quarter because of their debuts at the Geneva auto show. The quarter's top performers, however, were the Volkswagen Golf and Land Rover's Range Rover....
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Golf dominance, premium push intensify battle in compact segment

April 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Most volume automakers face double trouble in the crucial compact segment. They need to find a way to win sales from the dominant Volkswagen Golf while also defending against premium brands aggressively pushing into the segment....
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