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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R announce performance features as release date nears

2022 Volkswagen Golf R front profile

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R Release Date 

Both the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R have been giving drivers the power and performance they want and need on the road to have an exciting driving experience for years. For the new model year, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R will continue to deliver these qualities with even more to offer when it comes to performance. With the release date of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R getting closer, Volkswagen is offering a sneak preview of the offerings of these two iconic and high-performing hatchbacks. Keep reading to learn more about the some of the performance features you can expect to find in the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R when they arrive at Herman Cook Volkswagen

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Debut at Chicago Auto Show

a 2022 VW Golf GTI and a 2022 VW Golf R next to each other

2022 VW Golf GTI & Golf R Release Dates and Starting Prices

The Chicago Auto Show is always home to surprise after surprise after surprise, and the 2021 Chicago Auto Show was no different – especially when Volkswagen took the stage to show off the upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R. That’s right, both of these exciting new 2022 VW Golf hatchbacks made appearances at the latest Chicago Auto Show, and both blew the crowd away – and it’s sure not hard to see why. But that still leaves a few questions that need to be answered. First, when are the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R coming to lots like ours here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA? And how much will they cost? We’re going to answer both of those questions right here as we check in on the release dates and starting prices for the 2022 VW Golf GTI and Golf R.

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How Powerful are the 2021 VW Golf and Golf GTI Models Available at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

rear view of a red 2021 VW Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf and 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Power Ratings

Our two favorite Volkswagen hatchback lineups have made their grand 2021 model year debut here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, and that’s got all of our customers up and down the California Coast who love a fuel efficient and dynamic ride very excited. And that’s because both the 2021 Volkswagen Golf and the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI house engines that are equal parts powerful and fuel efficient under their hoods. But which is more powerful? And which is more fuel efficient? We’re going to answer those questions right here as we check out the power ratings for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf and the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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Volkswagen Scores Four Big Wins as Car and Driver Announces Its 2021 Editors’ Choice Picks

2021 VW Golf GTI next to a 2021 VW Jetta GLI

Four 2021 VW Models Named Editors’ Choice Picks by Car and Driver

Here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, we’re rarely surprised when the automotive award season rolls around and the new Volkswagen models we offer start filling up their trophy cases. But even we have to admit we were a little taken aback when we heard just how many 2021 VW models were named Car and Driver Editors’ Choice picks – if only because there were so many. In fact, four of the 2021 Volkswagen models we feature here on our Herman Cook VW lot near Carlsbad and Escondido, CA, were name Editors’ Choice picks by Car and Driver. And that’s not all, as you’ll quickly learn right here as you read on.

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Car and Driver’s Newest 10Best List Features a Couple VW Favorites – 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI next to each other

2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI Earn Spots on Car and Driver 10Best List

The 2021 model year started here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, a while ago, but it really kicked into full gear recently thanks, in part, to the arrival of both the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI lineup and the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI lineup. That’s right, both of these supercharged – and super fun to drive – lineups are here on our Herman Cook VW lot, and we’re all set to talk them up in some big ways. But that’s going to have to wait until another post, because this time around, we’re going to let the experts at Car and Driver do the talking for us. Why? Because those experts were so impressed by the 2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI lineups that they named both to the latest 10Best list.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and Golf GTI Earn Spots on the Car and Driver “10Best” List for 2020

side view of a red 2020 VW Jetta GLI

Car and Driver 10Best List Features 2020 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI

Car and Driver magazine has unveiled its prestigious 2020 “10Best” List and two of the most fun to drive 2020 Volkswagen lineups here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, have earned spots on the list. That’s right, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI have each earned spots on the Car and Driver “10Best” List, once again proving just how powerful, capable, fuel efficient, and fun to drive they truly are. But how did the Car and Driver “10Best” List end up featuring the 2020 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI? Well, let’s find out right here, right now. Read the rest of this entry >>

Let’s Check Out What’s Inside of and Under the Hood of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA

front interior of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

Power Ratings and Interior Space Specs for the 2019 VW Golf GTI

If you’re looking for a hot new hatchback, then you’re definitely going to want to check out the multiple new Volkswagen Golf models available here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. But if you’re looking for the hottest of the hot new hatchbacks, then you need to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Why? Because its combination of dynamic, fun to drive power and a spacious interior makes it the perfect new hatch for daily commutes, errand runs, weekend adventures, family road trips – and everything in between. To see what we mean, let’s check out the power ratings and interior space specifications for the 2019 VW Golf GTI. Read the rest of this entry >>

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bestows Top Marks on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

front end of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Earns Top Safety Pick Rating from IIHS

Anyone and everyone who’s ever gotten behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen car, hatchback or SUV knows exactly how safe they are – but now we’ve got even more proof that the new Volkswagen models featured here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, are some of the safest new vehicles on the road today thanks to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Read the rest of this entry >>

Volkswagen Golf GTI Named in Popular Mechanics 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards for Second Year in a Row

front view of a black 2019 VW Golf GTI

2019 VW Golf GTI Named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics

The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards winners have been released and, for the second straight year, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has found itself listed as an award winner. That’s because, after the 2018 VW Golf GTI was named one of the More Fun for the Money award winners during the 2018 Automotive Excellence Awards, the 2019 VW Golf GTI was named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics during the 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards. So, let’s dive a little deeper and find out why Popular Mechanics is so enamored with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Read the rest of this entry >>

Which of the Many 2019 Volkswagen Golf Models at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA is Right for You?

two 2019 VW Golf models

Comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Lineups at Herman Cook VW

For those new to Volkswagen, the sheer number of 2019 Volkswagen Golf models available can be overwhelming – and a little confusing. Are they all one 2019 VW Golf lineup? Technically, no. Do they share similarities? Yes. Is it hard to figure out which 2019 VW Golf model is right for you? Well, that depends on whether you read the rest of this post or not. That’s because we’re going to compare the 2019 Volkswagen Golf lineups available here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, right here. Read the rest of this entry >>