If a hot hatch twitches and ripples with more than 400bhp or if it costs in excess of £50,000, does it cease to be a hot hatch? You could argue that it does, because among the genetic building blocks of the hot hatch genus are affordability and useable performance.[Read more…] about Evolution of the Warm Hatch: From 205 XS to Up GTI
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The current Volkswagen Golf R is a legend in its own lifetime. Many previous versions of fast, four-wheel-drive Golfs might have had seemingly more exotic V6 motors, but it’s the 2014, Mk7 generation with its 296bhp, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that really proved how spectacular the hottest Golf could be.[Read more…] about Half Price Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf R Mk7
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The Ultra Low Emissions Zone – or ULEZ as it’s known – is an area covering central London that older diesel and petrol cars must pay £12.50 to enter. It applies 24/7. The ULEZ currently covers the same area as the London Congestion Charge zone, which has a separate charge of £11.50 that applies to any car producing more than 75g/km of CO2 that enters the city between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Later on this year Volkswagen will unveil the eighth-generation Golf, the latest version of the world’s most enduring hatchback. Soon after that a new Golf GTI will emerge, making the current model very much yesterday’s news. But until that happens, the Golf GTI that you’ll still find in showrooms today remains such an accomplished and broadly-capable machine that for most drivers and most situations, it leaves only inconsequential boxes unticked.[Read more…] about 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Review: One last hurrah for the Mk7 GTI