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  1. enzoalec92

    2022 Toyota GR Corolla

    <Toyota GR Corolla Teased with a Game of I Spy Toyota dropped a teaser on Instagram with tons of hidden clues about the upcoming hot hatch, which is expected to use a 268-hp three-cylinder engine. TOYOTA Toyota teased the upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch with an image shared on Instagram that featured hidden clues detailing the new model. The GR Corolla will be powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine as the global GR Yaris. The GR Corolla is expected to debut sometime next year and go on sale as a 2022 model in the U.S. Ever since Toyota debuted the GR Yaris hot hatch and said that it wouldn't be sold in the United States, we've been itching for a version of one that we could buy here. After all, Toyota needs something to compete with the likes of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf R, and Hyundai Veloster N. Good thing Toyota isn't leaving us behind, because we're getting a GR Corolla soon. The company just dropped a teaser image on its Instagram account that give some hints of the new raucous hot hatch. WHAT WE EXPECT THE GR COROLLA TO LOOK LIKE. | ILLUSTRATION BY BEN SUMMERELL-YOUDE/FOX SYNDICATION | CAR AND DRIVER Naturally, the users over on the GR Corolla forum were quick to point out all the hints, which are scattered around an image of a standard Corolla's interior like a game of I Spy. GR stands for Gazoo Racing and is used on the Supra and the new GR86 sports car. The time indicated on the gauge cluster is G:16, which refers to the G16E-GTS turbocharged three-cylinder engine that's used in the GR Yaris. The 268-hp output of that powerful engine's Japanese version is found on the climate controls in the teaser image. European versions make 268 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and the engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. That's not all. There's even a camouflaged GR Corolla hatchback in the background of the image (we tried to zoom in; you can't see much, sadly). There's a GR Four road in the navigation system, which refers to the advanced all-wheel-drive system that has Torsen limited-slip differentials in the front and the rear and an electronically controlled center differential. Look for more details on the new GR Corolla soon, as Toyota is sure to trickle out details about the new hot hatch before its reveal, likely next year, since it released almost all the details on the new Tundra pickup before its official debut.>
  2. therock

    VW Golf 2017

    Yes, done the search. No thread on this. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-volkswagen-golf-prices-revealed New looks, new engine, a fresh start for VW? Maybe they have fixed the gearbox issue? Interested in this as a good friend's wife is looking at this. So new engines, same drivetrain, more features and safety items Early reviews: http://www.whatcar.com/news/2017-volkswagen-golf-15-tsi-evo-review/ http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/motoring/golf-ups-its-game http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/new-2017-volkswagen-golf-revealed/ More reviews: http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/2017-volkswagen-golf-75-new-car-review-20170214-gud3k1.html
  3. Not many cars can claim a history that spans eight generations, but the Volkswagen Golf has done just that. We look at just what makes the Golf the quintessential hatchback, and how this winning formula has been improved with its latest iteration. Ever since the first Volkswagen Golfs rolled off the production line in 1974, the hatchbacks have always managed to win the hearts of families all around the world, offering an unbeatable combination of high value and practicality which has been slowly improved upon over the years and proven so popular the model name has survived to this present day. And with the first shipment of Golfs here in Singapore already sold out, this latest model already looks set to continue on the success of its predecessors. We look at how Volkswagen has once again improved on the Golf’s winning formula, and why it continues to be so popular here. As practical as ever, despite the sleeker look With the current eighth generation Golf, Volkswagen has improved on the exterior design of the new Golf, giving it a sleeker and visually lowered design. However, that has not compromised on the Golf’s long-standing reputation for being a practical hatchback. The new model leaves shoulder and headroom unchanged for all passengers, making it still the practical hatch for anyone or any occasion. And should those passengers need to ferry extra luggage, a 380-litre sized boot stands at the ready, expanding to a generous 1,237-litres if you fold the rear seats flat. But there are other practical improvements with the new Golf beyond just space. The new model has been shaped for increased aerodynamic efficiency, for example, and also gets increased underbody paneling. These improvements aid to cut its drag coefficient from the 0.3Cd of the previous model to 0.275Cd. This means you not only save fuel when driving on the highway, but also get to enjoy a quieter drive while doing so. More opportunity for individualisation, despite being so popular While many here in Singapore may already have secured their next Golf, that does not mean you can’t stand out from the crowd if you’re thinking about buying one yourself! To start with, there are three different variants available here, so you can add as much sporty character as you’d like. Opt for the Life or Life plus if you’re looking for something discreet, while the R-Line will surely cater to those looking for something more aggressive, thanks to its lowered ride height and those touch and slider controls in the cabin. And the scope for personalization expands further once you step inside, thanks to the Golf’s new MIB.3 modular infotainment matrix. The new system allows you to save your favourite settings for items including the air-conditioning, seating position, and exterior mirrors, so you always have your car just how you like it. Better yet is the fact that you get up to 30 ambient lighting options to choose from, so you can always set the mood up in your Golf as you deem fit. And if that sounds like too much to choose from, then simply pick from Volkswagen’s pre-configured options, all selectable from a cool ‘mood menu’! Digital and connected, despite being so familiar Speaking of MIB.3, the cabin of the Volkswagen Golf has also been reinvented, ensuring that it continues to keep with the new demands for connectedness in today’s digital age while still staying fundamentally familiar to those looking to upgrade from the previous iterations. With the new Mk8 Golf, you get all the intuitive controls and switchgear, assembled up to Volkswagen’s familiar high build quality, but the cabin now gets the firm’s 10-inch discover pro infotainment system or 8.25-inch composition system and 10.25-inch digital drivers display, designed to be as intuitive to operate as any smartphone. New features such as voice recognition and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, also further add to the ease of use of the Golf’s newfound connected systems. Embracing the future, while being down to earth It’s not all just show though, for under the bonnet, the Golf also gets new powerplants that now utilise a host of technologies to improve efficiency. Here in Singapore, we are getting our Golfs with a 1.5-litre engine equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system, allowing easy access to the benefits of electrification without any of the hassle of a fully-electrified vehicle. The new engine also comes with Active cylinder technology, which shuts down two of the engine’s four cylinders when they are not needed in a seamless, interruption-free manner, ensuring that fuel consumption is kept to a minimum without any disruption to your driving pleasure. Want to get behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Golf? Head on down to the Volkswagen showroom at 247 Alexandra Road, or arrange for a roaming test drive here to experience the latest generation of the world’s most iconic hatchback.
  4. Sleepy-T

    VW Golf Owners

    Hi All, Starting a thread for Golf owner to share our discoveries of our little bundle of joy and concerns. 1) Sleepy-T White MK6 122bhp
  5. [FB Live] Get Exclusive Prices Across The Entire Volkswagen Range On Our Facebook LIVE featuring Julian and Idris! Get FREE Udders ice cream when you RSVP your interest here! We are back by popular demand! And this time, we have partnered up with Volkswagen to bring you exclusive prices with instant discounts when you catch our e-MarkDown Facebook Live, and don’t miss the virtual tour around Volkswagen’s newly revamped Showroom! Highlights of the event! Free 100ml of udders ice cream (Limited to first 100 paxs) 3 x $100 Petrol Vouchers to be won During Lucky Draw $20 shopping voucher to be won when you like and share during our Facebook Live event! Make sure you look out for attractive prizes during our Facebook LIVE For all the potential car buyers out there, we will be giving away an instant discount off selected car Volkswagen models during our Facebook Live! #noworriesonCOErises! Get FREE Udders ice cream when you RSVP your interest here! Okay, Sold. What am I suppose to do next? Step 1: Click on to this link and register yourself to this event! Get FREE Udders ice cream when you RSVP your interest here! Step 2: Get reminded Step 3: Stand by at your desktop or mobile during 15 Oct, 8pm! Step 4: Like and Share and participate in our fun activities during the FB Live and win attractive prizes! Bonus step: You can also secure your next car with an instant discount! Get FREE Udders ice cream when you RSVP your interest here!
  6. Remember the black Volkswagen mk5 Golf GTI that was spotted racing on CTE at night with an Mitsubishi Evo X before causing a van to crash and flip? Here's a recent cum compilation video of the GTI causing havoc on our roads. As you guys can see these are some pretty reckless driving. A big no-no when dashcams are everywhere. And yes how could we forget the ever-increasing number of Facebook pages that shame bad drivers. Naturally, the comments section on SG Road Vigilante's page has its supporters slamming the driver. On a less serious note, the GTI is a pretty good point and shoot car with its fast-acting DSG box and turbo engine eh?
  7. Nothing new here. This is just another case of street racers causing trouble to the general road users. Shared among group chats in Whatsapp is a series of videos that show a Volkswagen Golf GTI mk5 owner being bombarded with hokkien vulgarities. No, we won't be translating what those words mean in case you are wondering... After some digging, we found out that the GTI driver who was being shouted at, and a Mitsubishi Evo X were zipping left and right through traffic along CTE on 9 Jul 2020 before causing a Toyota Hiace to crash and flip sideways into the bushes at the left side of the highway. We could see that the GTI sustained some damage to its front left hence the driver stopped. We assumed the Evo X driver did not stop and continued on its way. This is not the first time the GTI owner has been caught driving recklessly as you can see from the video above by ROADS.sg. Of course neitzens on facebook are bashing the reckless drivers as we can see from Thelocalsociety's FB page. What are your thoughts on such drivers? Let us know!
  8. We know that all of us should be keeping a safe distance from each other in such times. But we reckon these guys that have been caught on video might have taken it abit too far. This video, as posted by SG Road Vigilante, shows a slow moving camera car (claimed to be doing 80km/h but it looks more like 60km/h to us) that was traveling on KPE towards TPE chancing upon a bunch or cars that were abit too keen to distance themselves from any traffic around them. Apparently this happened on the wee hours of 16th May morning and from what we can gather, the lead car is a R34 Nissan Skyline that zoomed past the camera car at a speed that seemed to double the legal speed limit of the KPE. Its hard to tell from the video but other than the Skyline, we could also identify a few other cars including a Suzuki Swift, a Volkswagen Golf, a Volkswagen Jetta (that might have been the same guy that was charged for organising illegal street racing), a Mitsubishi Evo 9 and a couple of Honda Civics. Interestingly, most of the comments were attacking the camera car for being slow. We wonder why. On the other hand, there will always be keyboard warriors that come out with weird and silly comments like the example below... 95563179_890011821514718_986642270115562833_n.mp4
  9. For most owners who are into cars, they will tend to want to meet owners who own the same car/model as themselves. Hence from time to time, we will see many brand/model-based car clubs gather at places like the indoor stadium to chat and get to know more about their cars. However, we are kind of sure these Volkswagen drivers in the video below won't be friends anytime soon... Uploaded on ROADS.sg, we can see a Volkswagen Golf coming from the opposite direction before colliding straight on with the camera car (a Volkswagen Jetta). The accident happened on the morning of 22nd of April at the PIE interchange between Jurong Town Hall Road and Bukit Batok Road. There were no reports as of press time of what caused the Golf owner to drive into the opposite lane. We hope he did not faint or suffer a heart attack, causing him to lose control of his car. We did noticed the Scirocco (yes, another Volkswagen) moving away from danger as the Golf came closer. Good reflexes dude. Maybe if they stayed at home, such things won't have happened... videoplayback.mp4
  10. clarencegi75

    It is the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf!

    You've seen the Youtube thumbnail and you know what it is! Volkswagen's ever-popular Golf is put through its paces in this week's video review, here in the 1.4-litre Highline variant! It seems like our tester are likewise really eager to test this car? Check out how dead serious Idris is about talking Julian through the car's tech! Seems like our testers are so impressed with the interior, that they go on to make some crazy statements? So is it a simple case of 'go buy'? It looks like it isn't necessarily so! Exactly what happened during the drive? And what exactly has Julian so vexed about the Golf? Watch the full video to find out!
  11. Hi Guys, I find Astra GTC is quite funky and energetic but Golf 1.4 TSI is popular among buyers. Under the boot, GTC churns out less 20 horeses than its counterpart Golf 1.4 TSI. There are quite a number of Golfs on the road but find that Astra GTC is hard to spot on. What are your opinions on these 2 cars? Would like to hear pros and cons from serious ownership's view.
  12. This Guy Added Rear Keyless Entry To A 2019 VW Golf R!?!?!?!?! source: https://www.motor1.com/news/382722/adding-rear-keyless-entry-golf/ An elegant solution to a simple problem. Let's face it; sometimes we buy a brand new car based solely on all the little stuff that's added to a specific trim or equipment package. I mean, who doesn't want Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, or even cooling and heating front seats? It's the little things that can make us spend that extra bit more on a specific vehicle, even if getting the top spec means it's price is already getting dangerously close to a larger basic spec car. Heck, when I was shopping for a car, I specifically wanted LED headlights and keyless entry. Those two things alone made sure I went for one of the most expensive subcompact cars as a city runabout. But what happens when you think you have it all, only to find out that other markets that sell your same vehicle have that extra bit of convenience that you crave? Well, you find out a way to do it yourself. That's exactly what HumbleMechanic set out to do with his recently acquired Volkswagen Golf R. You see, there will be times that you want your keyless entry to go even further; unlocking the front doors and trunk are good, but what about the rear doors? There are times when our hands are full and we need to store stuff in the car, but not necessarily need the trunk, right? In HumbleMechanic's Golf R, the rear doors do not have a sensor that detects the hand of the user, but the Volkswagen Atlas does. Out of pure laziness, as he puts it, he went out to rectify this problem by providing an informative video guide, comprised of a ton of research and tinkering. The goal is to retrofit the rear door sensors from the Atlas to the Golf. Heck, he even made his own harnesses to plug into the car's junctions, so it really isn't a plug-and-play thing you can order online.
  13. This might be the first few photos of the actual car shot without its camouflage on. The car was photographed recently at its own commercial shoot. As reported on Carscoops, the new Golf Mk8 seen here is painted in the same color as recent prototypes, confirming that the many renderings previewing the latest Golf’s design have been spot on. Design wise, it is still unmistakably a Golf and that is no bad thing. While the guys here don't think that it is the prettiest Golf (that goes to the Mk5) ever produced, it still is no plain jane. Inside, the car will have a fully-digital gauge cluster and a large touchscreen for the infotainment system in the center of the console. It will also support over-the-air updates, which has made VW ensure the car’s software remains safe from cyberattacks by featuring over 100 million lines of code, versus the 10 million needed by a new car a decade ago. The new Golf is expected to be revealed officially in October.
  14. Looks like the hot Hatch category getting interesting next Year You Have the Renault RS which is zero to 100 in about 5.7 to 6 sec New engine. Not as ricey as the Civic and tamer. Functional Diffuser. 4 Wheel Steering, which may not be everyone's liking. Hopefully, they nail it this time round. Its downsize to 1.8T instead of 2.0 T so I suspect no replacement for displacement means the 150 to 200 kmh range will be slower on the straight. Comes stock at 280 bhp while GTi is 235 bhp. vs Civic 308 bhp. Let see what kind of prices. If the number falls in the 145 to 155 K range, probably have very good takeup rate.
  15. During its recent Annual General Meeting, Volkswagen teased us with a digital the interior of the new Golf but now spy photographers can show us the real thing. As published by Carscoops, the Golf's interior is very different from today's model. Adopting a minimalist interior like most of the newer cars today, the dash features two large screen, one as the instrumental cluster and one for the infotainment system. A third smaller screen seemed to have been placed in between the aircon vents to display the climate control's status. Elsewhere, we can see a new steering wheel and new door panels with aluminum trim. The new car is set to be revealed in October and according to the German company, the car will once again “set the benchmark in the compact class.” In particular, they said the car will have class-leading comfort and connectivity as well as good fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. They will be available with mild- and plug-in hybrid variants and the plug-in hybrid models will be able to travel up to 80 km on electricity alone.
  16. Volkswagen's Golf GTI TCR is the last of the special editions for the mk7 generation of the GTIs. So is it the best one of them all? Inspired by the TCR International Series, the Golf GTI TCR is not the most hardcore of the Mk7 GTIs but with 286bhp from its 2.0-litre turbo four paired exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels, it is far from soft. Watch what Carfection's Henry Catchpole has to say about the car in the video below!
  17. Adrianli

    My 3 days with a VW Golf GTI

    Thank you to MCF for picking me as a winner for the lucky draw to drive the Golf GTI for a weekend. Selected the available weekend slot from VCS, Fri to Mon. Met Amanda from VCS at 2pm on Fri to collect the car. Signed the agreement form and proceeded to take delivery of the car. Amanda gave me a very detailed brief of the car from exterior to interior, it was like I bought a brand new car. She handed the car over with full tank of fuel and there is no top-up required by me. And I was also surprised that VCS allowed me to drive the car to Malaysia. However I was not able to due to commitments in SG, attending NDP preview. First look at the Golf GTI exterior, it was stunning, looks big. Mine is white colour. The distinctive red GTI line across the front from head lamp to head lamp stands out, typical of the GTI heritage. The LED headlight and DRS was so beautiful, I liked it. The rest of the body was similar to the rest of the Golf cars. The rear lamps was nothing different to me. And this Golf GTI comes with front sunroof, thou I am not a fan of sunroofs.
  18. It has been 45 years since Volkswagen commenced production of the Golf and more than 35 million units have been sold worldwide since. The Golf, which is also its best-selling model ever, is in its seventh generation now. The Golf Mk1 started production on 29th of March 1974 at Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg and was designed as the replacement of the iconic Beetle. It was an instant hit with buyers and just two years later, in October 1976, the German company sold its one millionth example. Fast forward to today's seventh generation, Volkswagen reckons that on average, someone is buying a new Golf every 41 seconds, every day, without interruption, for 45 years now. This year is likely to see the debut of the new eighth generation of the Golf. Information found on the web suggests that the car will debut around September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
  19. Noctis

    Golf

    Let this be a thread for golfers, any? Professional, novice, play for fun Come in and share some tips and exchange pointers! [wave]
  20. Wish69

    Volkswagen Golf Variant 2018

    Hi bros out there, is the Active Info Display A fully digital instrument cluster presents data and information about the vehicle directly in the cockpit via a 12.3-inch high-resolution display....really useful? The look so trendy...
  21. Upon reaching adulthood, you're faced with two choices. You can either take your chances with our public transport network to get to work or spend half of whatever amount of money you have left to your name to buy a car. If you've decided to go with the latter, why not get a hatchback? It's probably the most sensible option for a tiny island country such as ours. In recognition of that, MyCarForum has partnered with Volkswagen to present you one of our favourite hatchbacks - the Volkswagen Golf. Click here to register! Last date of reg is 20 May JOIN US FOR OUR MCF HANGOUT WITH VW, PART 2 @ 24th MAY 2018, 6 PM, 247 ALEXANDRA ROAD S(159934) If you know someone who plans on buying a car, share this thread with them and invite them to join us for this exclusive event. We will be discussing the advantages of owning a hatchback and how you can get the most out of it. Volkswagen Golf vs Class Competition Introducing the heavyweight of the hatchback segment, the Volkswagen Golf. We've brought in the big guns for this one, guys. You'll experience firsthand how this heavy-hitter holds its own against its competition in the same category. Click here to register! Is the Volkswagen Golf the only model available? Nope! We've arranged for you to test drive the entire Volkswagen model lineup between 6 pm and 9 pm. You'll be able to get behind the wheel of hot favourites like the Golf, Passat, Touran and many more. But, of course, the star of the show is the Volkswagen Golf. That's why we have arranged for our Editorial team to share with you their insights into how a small car can have such a huge impact on you (if you own one, of course). Okay, count me in. Where do I sign up? You've made the right choice, my friend. Thank you for your interest in joining our next MCF Hangout. Registration is now open. Be warned, though. We have limited slots and will only be able to register 50 MCF members for this exclusive event. Oh, we almost forgot. You also stand a chance to win a three-day, two-night Volkswagen test drive if you attend the event. And everyone who joins this event is a winner! Volkswagen Singapore spoke to the MCF team, and they know you guys are the car lover. And since you guys like cars, We have line up a discounted grooming package which you can sign up! Click here to register! Last date of reg is 20 May Check out the grooming package! Programme lined up specially for you 600PM – Registration 615PM – Dinner to be served! 630PM – Event Starts 645PM – Editorial Talk – Comparing the Volkswagen Golf with the Class Competition. 730PM – Test Drive of your Favorite VW cars! 915PM – Last test drive 930PM – Lucky Draw / Group Photos - Event Ends -
  22. So_nice

    Renew COE for mk5 gti?

    Saw some nice mk5 golf gti in the used car market. Got a few with one owners. Just thinking if it’s worth to buy one and renew coe? Is the mk5 gti a difficult car to maintain? Especially the dsg gearbox. Do share your views pls. Thanks!
  23. Ilmw

    VW Golf Update: 2017 Sep

    Was at VW Alexandra 1st week of Sep 2017. According to SE, Golf facelift (mk7.5) is already in Tuas, undergoing LTA homologation process. All SEs have already been there to look at the cars, with photos in their mobile phones. Spec sheets have already been drawn up, which I got a glimpse on SE's mobile phones. Some sketchy (I don't have complete picture) details: Current Golf 1.2 will be replaced with facelift 1.0 New 1.4 will again have two versions, named ComfortLine or TrendLine or HighLine or something. Facelift 1.5 is nowhere in sight. GTI and R is also in the works. Active Info Display is "deemed a high-end feature", and only available in the highest models: GTI and above. ACC (adaptive cruise control) is again nowhere in sight. Currently clearing Golf stocks (all ex-stock, limited colors) to make way for the facelifts. They shouldn't have any problems since Cat A just drop a massive 7K on 06-Sep 2017.
  24. Dear all, Esso is running a promotion to give out golf umbrellas: https://www.essosmiles.com.sg/promotions/synergy-umbrella?utm_source=smilessite&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=home&utm_campaign=warchest-promo-2 Redeem a golf umbrella with $50 gross spending on fuels AND 200 Smiles points for 5000 & 2000, OR 150 Smiles points for 8000.
  25. Darryn

    Golf at Istana

    So I went to Istana on Tuesday. Was very very surprised to see a GOLF course inside. So has any bro played golf there? Who was it designed / constructed for and why?
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