Volkswagen Golf

Few cars have had the impact of the Volkswagen Golf. With worldwide sales in excess of 30 million, it's fair to say that VW's small-sized hatch is a pretty big deal.

Introduced in Australia in 1976 as a replacement for the classic Beetle, the Golf has undergone a series of growth spurts and facelifts to stay up-to-date and remain a viable option for Australian families. The Golf pulls off a fairly neat trick – it's big enough to seat four in comfort, but small enough to park with ease. It's reserved enough to not draw attention, but classy enough that you don't feel short-changed at traffic lights. It's quiet enough to sit all day at freeway speeds, and interesting enough when you turn onto a back road. The Golf is available as everything from a city-bound hatchback to snarling GTI and R performance versions and even an Alltrack off-road wagon.

Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Editor's Pick

Volkswagen Golf 2017 review

The Golf 7.5, as the name implies, is a substantial mid-life upgrade of the current model. To raise the stakes, and sales (they hope), VW has injected new life into its marquee small-car player.Read more

2018

Volkswagen Golf GTE 2018 review

It might look like a regular VW Golf. Even one with the flavour of the sporty GTI. But, like Clark Kent, this mild-mannered GTE hatch has amazing superpowers hidden under an unassuming exterior.Read more

2017

Volkswagen Golf R wagon 2017 review

Compact performance wagons are something Euro carmakers do extremely well. And happily, the Volkswagen Golf R, is returning to Australia in wagon form from January next year. We took a preview drive.Read more

Volkswagen Golf Comfortline 2017 review: snapshot

Volkswagen's Golf range might not have the same market reach as rivals like Mazda, Toyota and Hyundai, but the new Mk VII.5 Golf is definitely worth a look.Read more

Volkswagen Golf R 2017 review

VW has lightly tweaked its potent Golf R in line with the model's mid-life Mk 7.5 update, but has largely left the important stuff alone. This is a good thing – that stuff is still as good as it gets.Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017 review

Volkswagen has whipped the covers off an updated version of the Golf GTI and Golf R this week, as well as revealing a new, limited edition model known as the Performance Edition 1.Read more

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 2017 review: snapshot

As its name implies, the Golf Alltrack sends drive to all four wheels via Volkswagen's '4Motion' permanent all-wheel-drive system.Read more

Volkswagen Golf Wagon Highline 2017 review: snapshot

Sitting at the head of the Golf wagon train, the Highline offers a choice of 1.4-litre (110kW/250Nm) turbo-petrol or 2.0-litre (110kW/340Nm) turbo-diesel power.Read more

Volkswagen Golf Trendline 2017 review: snapshot

Close to 4.6 metres in length, the Golf wagon is around 30cm longer than the hatch, but only nudges up 15mm in the wheelbase, so passenger accommodation is virtually identical.Read more

Volkswagen Golf Highline hatch 2017 review: snapshot

Sitting at the peak of the (non-performance) Golf hatch pyramid, the Highline hatch is priced at $35,990 for the petrol-powered 110TSI version, and $38,490 for the 110TDI diesel.Read more

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Volkswagen Golf News

VW Golf R400 spied testing

21 May 2015 by Aiden Taylor

McLaren may design VW Golf hot hatch rival

15 November 2013 by Karla Pincott

VW Golf R | new photos and video

4 September 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

VW Golf R revealed

21 August 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

VW Design Vision Golf GTI concept teased

9 May 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

VW Golf set to offer carbon-fibre roof

8 May 2013 by Jeff Glucker