AS THERE EVER BEEN a more exciting time for hot hatches? There’s a Leon Cupra with what feels like in excess of 300hp, a four-wheel-drive Focus RS with a drift mode, a turbocharged Civic Type R with a fabulously unnecessary complement of aero add-ons, and, of course, the Renault Sport Megane, recently retired but still … [Read more…]

2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Evo

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Mild tweaks aim to keep the Golf at the peak of its powers Has Volkswagen really done enough to distinguish the facelifted Golf from its hugely successful predecessor car that notched up more than 900,000 sales worldwide in 2016 alone?

Volkswagen Atlas Preview


What it is:  VW’s new three-row crossover, challenged with lifting the smoggy skies that have been shrouding the brand since the diesel cheat broke. This Honda Pilot–sized SUV packages seating for six or seven along with ample cargo space. For the time being, the pricier, two-row Touareg will continue to sell alongside the Atlas.

All-new Polo Comes Up With Futuristic Features


The new Polo features a more dynamic-looking exterior that, VW officials suggest, will help broaden its sales appeal. Redesigned headlights, a more heavily sloping roofline and a more structured rear-end design were among the elements evident in recent sightings of a clay model of the new Polo at Volkswagen’s design base in Germany.

The Bright and The Bully – Volkswagen I.D vs Honda Civic Type R


Volkswagen is planning a squeaky clean future.. luckily Honda still knows how to make them mean Well, it hardly takes a professor of automotive semiotics to decipher what’s going on here. The signs are clear. There’s something of the night about the Honda. Wearing brushed-black paint, it gesticulates with razor-edged aerodynamic aids and shouts with … [Read more…]

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

VOLKSWAGEN’S Tiguan SUV is set to become more of a rival for the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Nissan X-Trail when a seven-seat version arrives next summer. It’s called the Tiguan Allspace, and we’ll see it first when it gets its world debut at next month’s Detroit Motor Show, but Auto Express was able to … [Read more…]