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Peugeot caused a lot of unrest late last year when it announced that it is going to retire its GTI brand. Seeing the public disapproval of the move, the French carmaker then revealed that it will continue to honor its sporting pedigree and teased about the future. Now, French hot hatch fans will definitely be pleased as the Peugeot 308 GTI has been… …read the full post

In what is a pretty surprising move, Peugeot is now rumored to be working on a hot hatchback variant of its 308 model, which might see the resurrection of the GTI badge. As you all know, the French company revealed some time ago that it will retire the badge, because hot hatches aren’t that profitable (we beg to differ though). Shortly thereafter,… …read the full post

Many hot hatchback fans were disappointed in Peugeot at the end of last year when it announced that it will not launch any more GTI-badged models, effectively axing its impressive history created by the 205 GTI (pictured above) or the 306 GTI. But after the brand’s re-imagination, which started with the restyled logo and culminated with the SR1… …read the full post

The hot hatchback market definitely has many members these days, from the Golf GTI to the Ford Focus RS or Honda Civic Type R. But an iconic series of models paved the way for these models in the hearts of many people: Peugeot’s GTI lineup. Mostly remembered due to the fantastic 205 GTI, which made history not only on the streets but also in… …read the full post

We’ve been hearing a lot of things about the recent Volkswagen Polo, from rumors that a GTI performance version will be launched to the possibility of either a four-door sedan or an estate version of the entry-level car from the German manufacturer. Now, it seems that diesel fans have one more reason to be excited, as new rumors have surfaced… …read the full post

Volkswagen has some big plans for its small hatchback, the Polo, as product chief for VW, Dr. Ulrich Hackenburg, has declared to Autocar that multiple new versions of the Polo, including a four-door sedan or a possible Estate (Polo Variant), might be made. He said that the four-door version will have normal boot, not a hatch, and will be targeted at… …read the full post

Volkswagen really wants to control all of the markets, as it has just announced that it is currently testing a new Polo GTI, which will be a high performance version of the economical Polo (featured above). Set to feature the supercharged and turbocharged 1.4 liter four-cylinder engine, it will be able to output almost 200 HP. As I’ve said,… …read the full post

After the hype that came with the “undercover” release of photos and tehnical details about the new generation VW Golf, rumors have started going around about the high performance models the GTI and R32. According to Autocar, who states personal VW insiders, the new GTI will have 11 more bhp, thus reaching a total of 211, mostly due to… …read the full post

Here is a recording of the “Top Gear” show in which Jeremy Clarkson and The Stig test the Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 Concept. Watch the video to see their conclusions.…read the full post  Read More →

After two days ago we presented the Ford Edge by H&R, here’s another creation from H&R. The modified Volkswagen GTI got a power upgrade, now developing 240 HP, a stylish body kit, 18 inch OZ Racing wheels, Brembo brake-discs , plus a modified interior with a more powerful multimedia system with touch screens and loudspeakers. …read… …read the full post

At the Wörthersee 2007 Auto Show Volkswagen unveiled its hotted up Golf GTI W12 650 concept car, a race inspired hot hatch packing a Biturbo W12 engine developing peak power of 650hp (477kW) at 6,000rpm and torque of 750Nm. The first thing that pops into your eyes is the exterior, which has been modded with a full wide-bodykit, the GTI now measures… …read the full post