The Pragmatic Appeal of Volkswagen’s 2022 Golf R + Golf GTI

Nuance and performance in these dynamic hatchbacks

Back in 1975, in the United States, the first Volkswagen Golf (badged as the Rabbit) was often met with uncertainty. Many Americans didn’t understand the advantages of it, compared with the still-iconic Beetle. Today, many in the US avoid hatchbacks and that’s why the base Golf won’t be sold here anymore. But 45 years since the Rabbit, the eighth-generation Golf will be released here as …

Companies are Converting Classic Cars into Electric Vehicles

Over the years, as electric cars have increased in popularity, companies around the world have begun converting classic automobiles (which are notorious for being bad for the planet) into their eco-friendlier counterparts. In the UK, Lunaz and London Electric Cars are two such companies who give iconic motors modern upgrades, converting cars like the Jaguar XK120 and 1953 Morris Minor, respectively. In the US, EV …

Previewing Volkswagen’s 2022 Golf GTI

The hatchback gets an aggressive makeover

Come 2022, the base Volkswagen Golf will, sadly, no longer be sold in the USA. While this is a design story about the 2022 Golf GTI, it’s important to understand that the Golf—which has been available in the USA since the 1970s—won’t be available in this part of the world because when Americans purchase hatchbacks they prefer aggressive hatchbacks rather than basic ones. The good …