The Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf GTI and R are the brand’s flagship performance cars. See how they differ in this side by side comparison.
The new Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf R is available with a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual, but the stick is only for the US and Canada.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R near production prototype has a 2L turbo I4 with 235kW (315hp) and 420Nm (310 lb-ft), 7-speed DCT, AWD, and 0-100km/h in 4.7s.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has almost Golf R levels of power and improved looks, but is still FWD.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport prototype previews a new variant with race track inspired looks, including 18-in wheels and two level rear spoiler.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has AWD, raised ground clearance, unique bumpers, and towing capacity of 2,000kg (4,409 lb).
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf Variant has 611L (21.6 cu-ft) trunk (measured up to the roof with rear seats up), and 1,642L (58 cu-ft) cargo space (with rear seats down).
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 2L turbo I4 with 180kW (241hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft), 7-speed DCT, and FWD.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTE and GTD have been revealed as nearly ready for production concepts, and they’re bland, but fast.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept has a 1.4L turbo I4 plug-in hybrid with 180kW (241hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft), and 60km (37mi) WLTP EV range.