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Order books open for range-topping 300 PS #Volkswagen Golf R

Order books open for range-topping 300 PS #Volkswagen Golf R

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2013 09:30 GMT

UK customers can now place their orders for the most powerful production Golf yet, the 300 PS Golf R, ahead of the first deliveries in March 2014. Prices for the range-topping R start at £29,900 for the three-door model with six-speed manual gearbox, and £31,315 for the three-door with six-speed DSG gearbox. The five-door versions cost £30,555 and £31,970 respectively.

Volkswagen Golf crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013

Volkswagen Golf crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2013 09:00 BST

Volkswagen’s best-selling family hatchback, the Golf, which went on sale in the UK in January and has since won a string of accolades, has added a new title to its name after winning both the Family Car and, for the first time, the overall prize at the 2013 Scottish Car of the Year awards. The award was presented last night at a ceremony held in Glasgow.

Volkswagen Golf triumphs at What Car? Used Car of the Year awards

Volkswagen Golf triumphs at What Car? Used Car of the Year awards

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2013 08:43 BST

The Volkswagen Golf has been named Used Car of the Year by What Car? magazine, Britain’s biggest car buyer’s guide. The 2010 Golf SE 1.4-litre TSI five-door model claimed victory in the Family Car class ‘over £6,000’ category, before going on to win the overall Car of the Year accolade. The Golf is no stranger to What Car? Used Car awards, having also won its class last year.

Volkswagen Group launches bold offensive for age of electric mobility

Volkswagen Group launches bold offensive for age of electric mobility

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2013 11:45 BST

► Group sets sights on market leadership in electric mobility by 2018 ► Multi-billion investment in new technologies, 70,000 employees trained ► Initially choice of 14 electric and hybrid models by 2014 ► Winterkorn: “We are starting at exactly the right time”

Successor to versatile Volkswagen Golf Plus makes debut at IAA in Frankfurt

Successor to versatile Volkswagen Golf Plus makes debut at IAA in Frankfurt

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2013 11:05 BST

► Golf Sportsvan Concept made world debut at Frankfurt Motor Show ► Successor to the Golf Plus now uses MQB platform and new technologies ► New name is unlikely to be used in the UK when sales start in mid-2014 ► Versatile rear seating system allows leg- or luggage-space to be optimised

Volkswagen electrifies high volume production with world debuts of e-Golf and e-up! at Frankfurt

Volkswagen electrifies high volume production with world debuts of e-Golf and e-up! at Frankfurt

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2013 11:22 BST

► The e-Golf. Das e-Auto. 190 km driving range and LED headlights as standard ► The e-up! The world champion of efficiency. 11.7 kWh/100 km for €3 sets benchmark for efficiency

Volkswagen prepares to reveal 53-car motor show stand at IAA in Frankfurt next month

Volkswagen prepares to reveal 53-car motor show stand at IAA in Frankfurt next month

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2013 11:28 BST

The Volkswagen brand will be present at the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt from September 12-22 with almost 9,000 square metres of exhibition space in Hall 3.0. The brand highlights are the world premiere of the e-Golf and the new Golf R, plus one further model. Apart from “Think Blue.” the main themes at the stand are 4MOTION (four-wheel drive) and the WRC.

The new Golf R: Volkswagen releases first details of 300 PS super-hatch

The new Golf R: Volkswagen releases first details of 300 PS super-hatch

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2013 15:10 BST

Volkswagen has released the first details of its powerful new Volkswagen Golf R, which is set to take to the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. With a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 300 PS and 280 lbs ft, and transferring its power to the road via the latest 4MOTION four-wheel drive system, the new Golf R is the fastest-accelerating production Golf yet.

Get into the new Volkswagen Golf GTD for under £200 a month

Get into the new Volkswagen Golf GTD for under £200 a month

Press releases   •   Aug 02, 2013 10:06 BST

The new Golf GTD will be in Volkswagen showrooms from Monday, and customers can get behind the wheel from just £199 a month, using Solutions PCP from Volkswagen Financial Services, or from just £25,285 on the road.

New Volkswagen Golf Estate: loads better, not loads more cash

New Volkswagen Golf Estate: loads better, not loads more cash

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2013 12:48 BST

The new Golf Estate opens for ordering today , with prices starting at just £17,915 on the road – only £765 more than the equivalent Golf hatchback. Like the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback, the Golf Estate is available in S, SE and GT trim levels, with the same high levels of equipment, refinement and safety.

New Warwickshire venue for GTI International 2013 on July 6-7

New Warwickshire venue for GTI International 2013 on July 6-7

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2013 14:14 BST

GTI International, Britain’s biggest event for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models, is now in its 26th year. For 2013, the event also has a new venue, and will take place at the Shakespeare County Raceway, near Stratford-upon-Avon from 6-7 July.

30 millionth VW Golf rolls off production line in Wolfsburg

30 millionth VW Golf rolls off production line in Wolfsburg

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2013 11:17 BST

As landmarks go, this is a pretty big one: the world’s 30 millionth Golf has rolled off the assembly line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg – a new production record for the most successful European car ever. Production of the original Golf began in early 1974. Since then, statistically speaking, an average of over 2,000 people have purchased a new Golf every day for the past 39 years.

Doing it our way: new Golf GTI ad breaks cover

Doing it our way: new Golf GTI ad breaks cover

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2013 12:22 BST

Volkswagen has launched a new campaign to kick off the UK launch of the seventh generation Golf GTI under the tagline “Often copied. Never equalled”. The ad begins with various YouTube-sourced interpretations of Frank Sinatra’s classic ‘My Way’, and the GTI makes its entrance to the sound of the original version, reminding viewers that, like the Golf GTI, the original is still the best.

Volkswagen scores a hat-trick at honestjohn.co.uk awards

Volkswagen scores a hat-trick at honestjohn.co.uk awards

Press releases   •   May 16, 2013 22:02 BST

Volkswagen has picked up a further three awards this week, courtesy of honestjohn.co.uk, recognising the popularity of the brand’s cars with the users of the honestjohn.co.uk website. The awards were presented at an event held earlier this evening in London.

Volkswagen apprentices pay homage to Woerthersee as Golf GTI Cabrio Austria is unveiled

Volkswagen apprentices pay homage to Woerthersee as Golf GTI Cabrio Austria is unveiled

Press releases   •   May 10, 2013 16:35 BST

The Golf GTI Cabrio Austria with 333 PS is doubly significant: not only is it the first time Volkswagen apprentices have designed a cabriolet for the annual GTI Festival at Lake Wörthersee in Austria, it is also the first time that apprentices from Wolfsburg and Osnabrück have collaborated on a joint project.

New images available of Volkswagen Design Vision GTI at Woerthersee gathering

New images available of Volkswagen Design Vision GTI at Woerthersee gathering

Press releases   •   May 09, 2013 14:07 BST

Volkswagen has released a number of new images of its Woerthersee concept, the Design Vision GTI. With 503 PS and track-ready looks to match it's turning heads at the enthusiast's event in Austria this week.

VW Golf adds two more Car of the Year awards to its name, thanks to Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car

VW Golf adds two more Car of the Year awards to its name, thanks to Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car

Press releases   •   May 08, 2013 12:02 BST

Volkswagen launched its seventh-generation Golf in January this year, and since then the new car has scooped a few hefty accolades including the European and World Car of the Year awards. This week the trophy cabinet is once again opening its doors to accommodate four new gongs, thanks to Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car magazine.

Volkswagen unveils Design Vision GTI at Wörthersee: 503 PS racing Golf shown at enthusiast gathering

Volkswagen unveils Design Vision GTI at Wörthersee: 503 PS racing Golf shown at enthusiast gathering

Press releases   •   May 08, 2013 01:04 BST

Volkswagen will today showcase a new Golf GTI concept for the track – the Design Vision GTI – at the annual enthusiasts’ meeting on the shores of Lake Wörthersee in Reifnitz, Austria. Around 150,000 fans are expected to attend the gathering between now and Saturday, and take their turn to see the concept, designed by Volkswagen engineers and designers.

Volkswagen retains star director for new Golf GTI advert

Volkswagen retains star director for new Golf GTI advert

Press releases   •   May 03, 2013 16:38 BST

 New Golf GTI advertising campaign kicks off  TV ad directed by Paul W.S. Anderson  Also new: Print ads and mobile website

The new Golf BlueMotion: more driving, less fill-ups!

The new Golf BlueMotion: more driving, less fill-ups!

Press releases   •   May 01, 2013 17:26 BST

From today, UK customers can order one of the world’s most fuel-efficient family cars: the new Golf BlueMotion. This car offers fuel economy of 88.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2 emissions of just 85 g/km, yet like its predecessors it still offers customer all the Golf’s traditional attributes of practicality, comfort and safety.