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The last-generation SEAT Leon wasn't quite a superhero...

So there's a new SEAT Leon in town now. It's all angular, pointy, and "better than ever," and so on. However, last year we took out the old (then current) Leon Supercopa -- a special edition of the Leon FR+ hot hatch.

By October 8, 2013

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VW Scirocco R: The car that makes you feel dangerous

Tucked among Volkswagen's lineup sits the Scirocco, but you won't find it on a US dealer lot. CNET got behind the wheel of a European-spec Scirocco R to see what a real hot hatch was like.

By September 3, 2013

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VW shows off new hybrid system, engine in Detroit

At the 2013 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen unveiled two cars using key components for future fuel efficiency: a Passat with a new-generation direct-injection engine, and a concept car with a new hybrid system.

By January 15, 2013

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2012 VW Golf R: Less fun than the GTI

Volkswagen launches the all-wheel-drive, 256-horsepower Golf R, which should be the king of the hot hatchbacks, in the U.S. this year.

By March 23, 2012

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Samsung Series 9 skinny laptop on sale Saturday

Samsung's new Series 9 ultrabook will be on sale from Saturday, 25 February. Read up on it here.

By February 22, 2012

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VW goes greener with electric Beetle, Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen pushes fuel economy with its new E-Bugster concept and Jetta Hybrid, which launches in North America at the end of 2012.

By January 11, 2012

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ABCs of Car Tech: Back to basics

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature that where we will be explaining the whats, whys, and hows of car technology.

By November 21, 2011

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Volkswagen's superhot Beetle

Volkswagen showed off its Beetle R concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show, making a serious push to introduce R as its performance brand.

By November 16, 2011

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Hyundai remixes the Veloster, Genesis Coupe at SEMA 2011

Hyundai shows off five custom examples of its brand-new 2012 Veloster and a pair of 450-horsepower Genesis Coupes.

By November 3, 2011

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The Jetta for drivers

Volkswagen announces details of the 2012 VW Jetta GLI.

By February 10, 2011