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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1...

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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos
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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped photos of a prototype of the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R400 in the town of Nurburg, Germany. Outwardly, the prototype looks like a regular seventh-generation Golf R hatchback, but a closer inspection reveals a few telltale signs, including some external and internal diagnostic equipment...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.


Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee

Thirteen apprentices from Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg facility and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have collaborated to produce the one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine that debuted today at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The Dark Shine concept unveiled today at the Worthersee festival in Austria started life nine months ago as a body-in-white three-door Golf GTI Performance hot-hatch...


Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster
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Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster

Volkswagen apprentices from Zwickau have produced one of the highlights of this year’s Worthersee festival: the Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon. Fourteen apprentices from the German car maker’s Zwickau production plant collaborated on the bright blue Biturbo Wagon concept that was unveiled in Austria today...


Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee
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Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee

The enthusiast-made Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi may have upstaged the Volkswagen Group's factory-backed concept cars at the 2015 Worthersee festival in Austria. Constructed by Fred Bernhard, a trained coach builder, the T1 Race Taxi was a labour of love over six years. It all began when Bernhard, a Swiss national, bought a rusting 1962 split-window Volkswagen T1 Transporter from a scrap dealer...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept was unveiled overnight at the annual Worthersee festival in Austria. Under the concept's white, blue and black body is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that develops a total of 295kW of power and 670Nm of torque. Beneath the bonnet there's a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine borrowed from the Polo R WRC...


Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

Read the article here. The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI? Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition

Fresh images of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept have been released, giving us our clearest idea yet of what to expect from the 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition that’s set to be released in 2016. Today’s images come less than 48 hours after Volkswagen initially released a pair of design sketches of the Golf GTI Clubsport concept, which is making its debut at this week’s Worthersee festival in Austria...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines
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Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines

German company Volkswagen Group has unveiled what could be the high-performance bookends of its future engine range: a new powered-up 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a beefy 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The Volkswagen Group's new W12 TSI engine is claimed to be the "most economical twelve-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment", with the 6...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?
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Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?

Volkswagen AG has been in the news for a lot of reasons lately. There has been the sensational fracture at its very summit, resulting in the departure of scion Ferdinand Piech after he failed to gain support to oust incumbent CEO Martin Winterkorn. There's the less-than-ideal profit breakdowns in recent times, with both Audi and Porsche yielding higher operating profits than Volkswagen Passenger Cars in 2014, which dropped 14...


Volkswagen Australia notches new sales record
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Volkswagen Australia notches new sales record

Volkswagen swept up the sales charts in April, finishing in sixth position on the back of 13.8 per cent growth over the same month in 2014. Australia’s top-selling European brand recorded 4572 deliveries in April and netted 5.6 per cent market share, enough to leap ahead of both Mitsubishi (4077) and Nissan (4188), and not all that far off Ford (5163)...


More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review

Need to move a lot of gear in a hurry and hate SUVs? The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is your perfect car.


2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Golf goes off-road with the jacked-up Alltrack Estate all-wheel-drive variant.


Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Golf R Estate has at last been confirmed for an Australian launch, with the first examples to arrive around October this year. As the name suggests, the hottest Golf wagon derivative uses all the same go-fast mechanicals as the familiar Golf R hatch and shares the same styling cues, but adds an extra level of practicality...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

Evolution rather than revolution, the revised Volkswagen Touareg remains an impressive all-rounder with plenty of appeal.

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