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Gallery: 2014 GTI Treffen am Wörthersee

Story and photos by John LeBlanc REIFNITZ, Austria — Inaugurated by a few Volkswagen GTI fans 33 years ago getting together over Germany’s traditionally long Father’s Day weekend at the end of May, GTI Treffen am Wörthersee has turned into one of the largest show ‘n shine car shows in the world.

First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

Story and photos by John LeBlanc MUNICH, Germany — After a couple of days embedded in the annual GTI Wörthersee fan festival in Austria, it seemed all-too-appropriate to make my half-day return drive to my awaiting flight in Germany in what is known as the ultimate Volkswagen Golf, the R.

2014 New York: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Story and photos by John LeBlanc Volkswagen has been continually updating its best-selling front-wheel-drive, five-passenger Jetta compact four-door sedan since the current generation went on-sale for 2011. And Jetta updates for 2015 are targeted at saving more at the fuel pumps, with a new, more fuel-efficient turbodiesel engine and subtle tweaks to its bodywork for […]

2014 New York: Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI 4Motion Concept

Story and photos by John LeBlanc All the bits and pieces for the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI 4Motion Concept currently exist: the body comes from the next-generation Golf SportWagen coming to Canada; the TDI engine is the updated turbo-diesel that also debuted here in New York in the 2015 Jetta; and the manual transmission is […]

2014 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc Concept

Story and photos by John LeBlanc GENEVA – Just as Jeep was unveiling its Renegade and Nissan was showcasing a refresh of its Juke and Hyundai rolled out its Intrado Concept here at the Geneva show, Volkswagen debuted its thoughts on the burgeoning small-and-sporty crossover segment: the T-Roc Concept, a Golf-based, Targa-roofed two-door crossover that […]

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