Volkswagen Golf

Over 340,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Ram pickups accounted for bulk of the total to address tailgate unlatching

Ford Escape and Fusion, Volkswagen Golf, Golf Wagon and Tiguan, and Audi A6, A7, S6, S7 and RS7 also recalled large numbers for variety of problems. Read More

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About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more Read More

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Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem Read More

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More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed Read More

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Control home functions from your Volkswagen

Company to offer SmartHome technology through infotainment touchscreen Read More

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Audi airbag, coolant recalls affects 583,000 vehicles

Q5 SUV most affected, but also A4, A5, A6, A7, Q7 and a couple VWs

Vehicles with 2.0T engines may have water pump fails; sunroofs on Q5s may leak into side air-curtains; and, others may have faulty front restraints. Read More

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FIRST DRIVE - VW Golf Alltrack challenges the Subaru Outback

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack features AWD but no diesel

VW's latest Golf iteration, the Alltrack is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) wagon that is now a top trim level for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen. Read More

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VW apprentices show off powerful concepts

GTI Heartbeat concept beats most powerful GTI Clubsport S by 90 hp

It took nine months for the 12 aspiring car makers (training in five different disciplines) to put together the GTI Heartbeat from a standard GTI. Read More

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AJAC Car, Utility of the Year down to 3

Civic, Golfs up for Car award; Kia, Mazda, Volvo vie for SUV award

The six finalists were shortlisted from nine “Best New” category winners announced in fall 2015 after four days of back-to-back testing by 71 writers. Read More

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VW recalls 92,000 turbos for cam problems

Camshaft lobe breaks could result in deteriorating brake performance

Recall affects 2015-2016 Beetle, Beetle convertible, Golf, Golf wagon, Jetta and Passa models fitted with 1.8 and 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Read More

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EPA alleges emissions fraud in VW, Audi cars

Independent testing uncovers defeat devices in diesel models

Allegedly, sophisticated software on certain cars detected a car undergoing emissions tests and turned on full emissions controls only for the test. Read More

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Volkswagen recalls 7 models for airbag connections

Faulty steering wheel electric connection could result in airbag failure

VW CC (2010-14), Eos (2010-13), Golf/GTI (2011-14), Jetta (2010-13), Jetta SportWagen (2011-13), Passat (2010-14) and Tiguan (2010-14) all affected. Read More

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Edmunds, Parent offer Top-10 family car choices

Utility vehicles still hot but hatchbacks popular for budgetary reasons

The car is an extension of home for a family — the place where days are rehashed ... and quality time is shared.~ Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points. Read More

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Volkswagen concepts get public unveiling in Austria

One off models and production cars make annual trek to Lake Wörthersee

Visitors often numbering in the hundreds of thousands come from all over the world to catch a glimpse of what VW has coming down the road. Read More

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World Car Awards finalists revealed in Geneva

'Top Three in the World' selected in each of five World Car Award categories

In addition to World Car of the Year, categories include World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design. Read More

Golf and F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year

Winning vehicles were selected by a jury of 57 American and Canadianautomotive journalists

The Golf won over the Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis as top car while the F-150 beat the Lincoln MKC and Chevrolet Colorado for truck honours. Read More


Ten choice used car buys for under $15,000

Used vehicles outsell new ones by a ratio of almost two to one for good reasons

Reliability is an especially important factor when buying used and these ten have proven their mettle in customers' hands. Read More

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New Golf R for North America

Hot Volkswagen Golf R makes North American debut at the Detroit auto show

The most powerful production Golf ever to be sold in North American has an estimated 290 horsepower and a new 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. Read More

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ROAD TEST: 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW's 2.0 TDI diesel is arguably one the best engines in the world

While its design may be evolutionary, the current Golf is vastly changed beneath its familiar skin, with a distinctly premium feel to the interior. Read More

New Cars Aug 21, 2013, 10:00 PM

Volkswagen to launch new diesel engine

The new diesel will be offered in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Jetta and Passat

The new four-cylinder diesel engine, designated EA288, will ultimately replace the current 2.0-litre TDI in all its Audi and Volkswagen applications. Read More

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Volkswagen Golf VII is the 2013 World Car of the Year

It won't go on sale here until 2014 as a 2015 model but the new Golf already has a world-wide rep

World Car jurors described Volkswagen's new Golf as, "as close to the perfect hatchback design as any car company has come yet." Read More

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New VW Golf to make North-American debut in New York

But the seventh-generation Golf won't go on sale here until 2014, as a 2015 model

The North-American launch of the next-generation Golf will be delayed to accommodate production in VW's Puebla, Mexico plant where the Jetta is built. Read More

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Finalists announced for World Car Awards

Four widely different entries vie for the overall World Car of the Year title

World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year to be announced at New York International Auto Show. Read More

2013 Golf R

VW's understated AWD performance compact is a true sleeper

The limited-edition 2013 Volkswagen Golf R is the most expensive Golf in history, as well as the fastest, most refined and best-equipped. Read More

New Cars Jan 30, 2013, 6:00 PM


More Golf R's coming to Canada for 2013

But only 250 of the AWD SuperGolfs will be available to Canadians

The 2013 Golf R features a 256-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine, a six-speed manual transmission and VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. Read More

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Details on 2014 VW Golf

Volkswagen unveiils newest Golf in Berlin

2014 VW Golf: 36 years after its original introduction, more than 29 million Golfs have hit the road. Read More

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