• Posts Tagged ‘Volkswagen’

    Sheer joy in VW Golf GTI Performance

    by  • April 2, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    How about 0-100kph in 6.4 seconds in a car you’d be comfortable bringing to any occasion? Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance (Mark 7). It’s a fabulous car. While it’s not particularly good looking, it is stunning to drive. Those in the know will recognise the GTI badge, the large red GTI brake calipers...

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    Volkswagen Golf GTE for Geneva launch

    by  • February 21, 2014 • Motoring News

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    Volkswagen says its new Golf plug-in hybrid is a ‘a zero-emission and long-distance vehicle all in one’. The German car company describes the new Golf GTE as ‘combining electric mobility and the dynamics of the GTI idea’. The car has a 1.4 TSI 150ps petrol engine along with a 75kW/102 PS electric one. Relying...

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    Out with the Golf Plus, in with the Golf SV

    by  • February 13, 2014 • Motoring News

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    The Golf SV is to replace the Golf Plus, Volkswagen has announced. The new model will debut in production form at the Geneva Motor Show next month and is expected to be available in Ireland in July. Volkswagen says the new Golf SV has a more flexible interior than the Golf Plus. The new...

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    Volkswagen Golf World Car of the Year

    by  • March 28, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 Volkswagen Golf exterior front

    The new Volkswagen Golf has been named World Car of the Year 2013 at the New York International Auto Show. This is the second year in a row Volkswagen has taken the prestigious title, with city car the Volkswagen up! named last year’s winner. The World Car of the Year jury is made up...

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    Volkswagen up! goes electric

    by  • March 15, 2013 • Motoring News

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    The Volkswagen up! will fly the flag for the German carmaker as it ventures into the world of electric cars. The new Volkswagen e-up! will be the first fully electric production vehicle from the company. Volkswagen says the four-seater will have a range of 150km and will offer ‘excellent everyday practicality’, be it around...

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    June arrival for VW Golf GTI

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior front left dynamic

    The new Volkswagen Golf GTI, which is being debuted at the Geneva Motor Show next week, is expected in Ireland in June. Powered by a 2-litre turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine (TSI) with 220ps, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has a top speed of 246kph and can accelerate from 0-100kph in 6.5seconds. Volkswagen says the...

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    Fabulous drive in Volkswagen Golf Mk7

    by  • February 6, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    It’s hard to understand the allure of a Volkswagen Golf……until you’ve driven it. Although the Golf is an iconic car and hugely popular across the world, it’s not the most attractive looking hatchback – it has come a long way since its launch in 1974 though. Volkswagen has very much taken the ‘If it...

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    Retro glory in the Volkswagen Beetle

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior front right dynamic

    There’s always a little bit of fear when you first sit in to what is a modern take on an iconic car (or even the latest version of a much loved car) – Will it live up to expectations? Have they ruined a classic? Could they possibly have improved upon an absolute gem? Thankfully...

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