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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars...

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2017 Volkswagen Passat and Golf GTE - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Volkswagen Passat and Golf GTE - 2016 Paris Motor Show

Hybrids are big news at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and Volkswagen is pulling no punches with their GTE lineup. The Golf mirrors the sporty look of a GTI, but has a 1.4-litre petrol engine and hybrid drive system to allow a 1.7L/100km fuel consumption. It even has tartan seats!


Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020
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Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020

The Volkswagen I.D. concept car revealed at the Paris motor show this morning is as significant for the German brand as the original Beetle and Golf, the company claims. The electric hatchback concept previews the first road car to be based on Volkswagen’s new MEB architecture, which only supports fully electric cars — no plug-ins, and no internal combustion...


Volkswagen I.D. concept revealed in Paris, production version due in 2020
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Volkswagen I.D. concept revealed in Paris, production version due in 2020

The electric Volkswagen I.D. concept has been revealed and detailed in full, just hours after an early leak exposed the vehicle's design. Powering the I.D. is a 125kW electric motor. On a fully charged battery, the I.D. has a claimed range of between 400 and 600 kilometres. The I.D is the first car based on the company's modular electric drive kit or MEB...


Volkswagen I.D. electric revealed early in Euro press
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Volkswagen I.D. electric revealed early in Euro press

The Volkswagen I.D. concept car has been revealed early on the cover of a French magazine ahead of the car's debut at the Paris motor show this week. Automarket, a Romanian website, has obtained and published the front cover of the latest edition of L'Automobile magazine. The cover shows both the Renault Trezor concept and Volkswagen I.D...


2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review

The Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a swift and sure executive express, but is it a match for its spiritual predecessor?

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$57,990 - $59,990

Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later
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Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later

The Volkswagen Scirocco and Volkswagen Beetle have both been axed from the brand’s line-up, with special edition models of each to see those cars out. The Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg edition brings a few extras, and the retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle Classic will be limited to just 53 examples in Australia...


Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed
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Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...


Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test
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Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline
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Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline

The ever-evolving small car class is again under the spotlight for this test, with the upgraded Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 here to take on the stalwart Volkswagen Golf. All of these vehicles have seen some updates and changes since the start of the year, and we figured it was time to see where the flagship version of each sits among its peers in the class...


Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute
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Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle. And with competition soon to come in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz utility – which will be based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan through a collaboration between those three makers – there’s an expectation that VW won’t necessarily be the Euro ute of choice anymore...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The all-new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is bigger than ever, and yes - it is considerably better, too.

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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia
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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...


Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


Volkswagen Beetle hits 330km/h at Bonneville Salt Flats: Will the real Bumblebee please stand up?
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Volkswagen Beetle hits 330km/h at Bonneville Salt Flats: Will the real Bumblebee please stand up?

The 2016 World of Speed event at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, has witnessed a heavily modified Volkswagen Beetle reach a speed of 330.111 kilometres per hour. Forget the Camaro, this is the Autobots' real Bumblebee. Sadly, this is not your typical Beetle that you can buy from your local dealership. The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) has the same 2...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested

Forget cargo – the Trakka Trakkadu AT is a VW Transporter Van that you can camp in.

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$120,000

2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied

A prototype of the facelifted Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted roaming around in the European Alps. Industry talk has it that the updated Golf will debut during the northern autumn, quite possibly at the Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. With the seventh-generation Golf nearing its fifth birthday, the timing for a facelift seems to be right...