This is Volkswagen’s special gift to fans attending the annual GTI Treffen gathering in Wörthersee, Austria. It’s powered by a 496bhp turbocharged direct injection…
While some might refer to the Design Vision GTI as bonkers, there’s actually much about Volkswagen’s Wörthersee concept which makes a lot of sense….
This is the ‘hot-hatch’ version of Kia’s redesigned pro_cee’d, due for launch in the second half of 2013, although the term ‘hot’ might just be a little ambitious for a model powered by a 200bhp 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo engine and offered with either a six-speed manual or double-clutch transmission.
Seat’s cars have always been known for their good value, but sometimes we forget just how appealing this can sometimes be. The new Ibiza Cupra provides a worthy reminder.
The Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig, Germany, which opens its doors on 2 June, will see the first appearance of the new Scirocco GTS, together with other new models including the Volkswagen CC R Line, Beetle Fender and CrossPolo ‘Urban White’.
Volkswagen will launch a GTI version of the new Volkswagen Golf cabriolet at next month’s Geneva motor show, making this only the second GTI Cabriolet in the Golf’s 38-year history.
If you’re a UK Audi customer, then you’ll need to petition loudly if you hope to park a new A1 Quattro on your driveway, but will many of you bother? Just 333 examples of the A1 Quattro are scheduled to be made, but they’re all left-hand-drive and bound for mainland Europe in the second half of 2012.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen has announced the first details of the latest special edition Golf GTI model – the Golf GTI Edition 35. With an increase in power of 25 bhp over the ‘standard’ car, the Edition 35 develops 232 bhp and is the most powerful production Golf GTI to date.
The original Volkswagen Beetle built between 1938 and 2003, became the longest-running and most-produced vehicle in the history of the car, with over 21 million units sold in its 65-year lifespan. It was developed by Ferdinand Porsche under instruction from Der Führer himself, Adolf Hitler, as the Type 1 Volkswagen – which literally means “people’s car” in German.
Lexus have revealed the UK pricing and specifications of the new CT 200h, its fully-hybrid powered entry into the UK’s small luxury car market. The entry level CT 200h SE-I is being positioned head-to-head with BMW’s 118d SE and Audi’s A3 2.0 TDI SE with prices starting at £23,485 climbing to £30,635 for the CT 200h SE-L Premier.
ROAD is all on track this issue. We’ve got a test of the £175,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera at Snetterton. There’s the incredible Ariel Atom V8 launch. And, in the more affordable ‘real world,’ there’s the Mk6 Golf GTi, at Castle Combe circuit.
We also proudly announce our tie-in with the exciting Global Tuner GP event, in California, at Laguna Seca.
So is Volkswagen’s PunchDub game succeeding or have you become tired of these social media campaigns?