Tag: VW

2016 VW Golf R Variant | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 VW Golf R Variant

Golf R: Check Box for Wagon I test drove a handful of new Golfs during a recent trip to Germany. This 2015 VW Golf R Sportwagen is one of them. My travel cohorts and I each got seat time on and off the autobahns, as well as some interesting secondary roads in between Munich airport and the small, lakeside town… Read more →

Tested: 2015 VW Golf GTI Mk7

Hot Hatch 4 Life! The Golf has long been VW’s bread and butter. More than 30,000,000 of them have been sold since 1974. The first-generation Golf GTI (Mk1 or Mark 1) came a few years later, and was an instant hit upon arriving in European stores in ’76. By the time it came to Canadian showrooms in ’84 – a… Read more →

Jetta GLI crosses the racing line

Volkswagen is in the midst of revamping its entire line-up, with none of today’s models older than two years. This year sees four significant launches, including the Beetle, Passat, Tiguan and the 2012 Jetta GLI. The GLI is the exclamation point on the Jetta range, the sporty version of an otherwise average sedan. With its 200-hp two-litre turbo mill taken… Read more →

Diesel wagon an ultimate road-tripper

Packing a vehicle tightly with gear and suitcases, filling it with people, pets and sustenance, and heading out onto the open road for hours at a time is as Canadian as the Loonie or the CN Tower. Upon picking a 2011 Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI, my wife and I jump on the 401 East and head straight for Montreal for… Read more →