2010 Volkswagen Golf GT...

Way back in the mid-’70s, shortly after the introduction of the new Rabbit which would eventually become the Golf, someone at Volkswagen in Germany had the brilliant idea of making a sporty performance car out of the compact sedan, and the “hot hatchback” was born. The GTI took...

AJAC 2009 Canadian Car ...

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has wrapped up its 2009 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year testing session, known as TestFest. Held in Niagara on the Lake, the event culminated on October 24, 2008 with the naming of 14 segment winners who will now go onto...

2009 Volkswagen VW Rout...

“Drivers wanted” was a marketing slogan from Volkswagen used to push the company’s sportier vehicles. Now they can reach out to drivers with larger families – the inventor of the Microbus has co-opted with Chrysler to build a minivan in Windsor, Ontario. The Microbus was as iconic...

Volkswagen VW City Golf...

The City Golf and Jetta came on the scene a year ago, when Volkswagen determined that it needed cars in Canada with which to compete at entry-level prices. VW sub-compacts existed in Europe, but couldn’t be certified to be sold here. And VW in the United States had no particular need...

2007 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen showed the first GTI at the Frankfurt auto show in 1975, a year later it was launched in Europe. Meanwhile, Canada had to wait for the second-generation car and 1984 before finding out what the pocket-rocket (or hot-hatch) phenomenon was all about – before the GTI there...

2007 Canadian Car of th...

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) held their annual Canadian Car of the Year awards ceremony on November 21, 2006 and named the 2007 Car of the Year winners in each class of vehicle. Toyota won four of the 13 categories with the Toyota Camry – best new family car...

Volkswagen Canada score...

Volkswagen Canada, claimed a double victory at the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Canadian Car of the Year Awards, held Tuesday November 21, 2006. The Volkswagen EOS 2.0T won the award for Best New Convertible and the all new Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 topped the field as...

2006 Volkswagen VW Jett...

The Jetta — Volkswagen’s best selling car in North America — has sold more than 2.2 million units since its introduction 25 years ago. For 2006, the fifth generation Jetta gets a complete make over. This all-new model has grown in every respect: It is now 177-mm longer, 25-mm wider...