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Volkswagen Golf R Estate

Just when you thought you’d seen the absolute best that 2014 could possibly have to show you (given we’re now almost into December), along comes Volkswagen with the drool worthy VW Golf R estate. The engine remains the same as the hatch – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine which develops 300 PS from 5,500 to 6,200 rpm. 0-62 is despatched in a smidge over 5 seconds and fuel economy of more than 40 miles per gallon is achievable.

Despite its performance, the Golf R Estate does not compromise on space. With a luggage capacity of 605 litres (up to the back seat backrest), this Volkswagen offers an impressively large boot even with five people on board. With the seats flat and loaded up to the backs of the front sports seats, capacity grows to 1,620 litres.

Your local dealership will be taking orders in 2015, with first deliveries in Summer. No confirmation as yet on the price but it shouldn’t be too much of a markup against the outgoing hatch.

We at Car Articles say pace and space – what’s not to like?


The IAM Provides Driving Advice For Heavy Rain Conditions

November 19, 2014

Kiran Devgun from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) shares her advice with motorists travelling in the heavy rain. With more showers on their way road surfaces are expected to get extremely slippery and dangerous. Here are her top tips on how both riders and drivers can make their journey as safe as possible. The […]

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2015 Rallycross Calendar Dates Relased

November 18, 2014

The FIA and World RX Championship promoter IMG Motorsports have jointly agreed on a draft calendar for next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The provisional calendar will consist of 12 events including a new round in Barcelona, which will be staged at the F1 circuit from 18-20 September. Some of the […]

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Mercedes-AMG GT Ordering Open

November 17, 2014
Mercedes-AMG GT

This is the Mercedes-AMG GT – the all new sports car designed and engineered by the famous German marque in Affalterbach. Orders are now being taken with expected first deliveries in April 2015. The car will initially be available in GT S and GT S Edition 1 guise, each powered by an all-new 4.0-litre biturbo […]

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Telegraph Cars Reviews Nissan Pulsar

November 16, 2014

Have you seen the Nissan Pulsar yet out on the street? This review from Telegraph Cars shows off the new family car from Nissan. A smaller hatch to the larger SUV Qashqai, the Pulsar is an alternative to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. Does it cut the mustard however compared to these well established […]

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Audi A1 Gains A New Three Cylinder Engine

November 15, 2014
Audi A1

Superminis should be fun to drive, economical and use the most of the interior space on offer. Audi also adds luxurious and refined to that mix to offer a real treat on four wheels. The Audi A1 has been revised very recently and offers a raft of kit as well as a new 1 litre […]

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Meet Fuzz Townshend At NEC Classic Motor Show 2014

November 13, 2014

TV presenter, writer, classic car expert and musician Fuzz Townshend spends another typical weekend of dynamic action at the NEC Classic Motor Show 2014, one of the biggest events in the European classic car scene. Meet him at the Carole Nash Classic Car Insurance stand (Hall 9, stand 390), where he is going to be […]

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Vauxhall – Not Just A Car Company

November 12, 2014
Vauxhall Employees

V Here at Car Articles, we are firm believers that it is not always doom and gloom. We believe that you’ll get the most out of life if you look on the bright side. That’s why we really love feel-good stories like the one following, which shows that Vauxhall (and other car companies no doubt) […]

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James May Knows Which Car Changed The World…

November 11, 2014
James May

The Car That Changed The World: it’s a debate that rages whenever a few petrol-heads get together… There are dozens of pretenders to the throne, all with merit. But the London Classic Car Show ­– taking place at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 8-11 January 2015 – might just have the definitive answer. A special […]

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Top Gear Live Announces First Ever UK Arena Tour In 2015

November 10, 2014
Clarkson Hammond May Stig

Here at Car Articles, some news is bigger than others. This however is just about some of the biggest news we have featured in a long time. The absolutely brilliant Top Gear Live is coming to arenas across the UK in 2015! In association with Live Nation, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May all […]

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