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Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5...

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Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990
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Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September. Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features...


Volkswagen V-Charge pairs automated valet parking with wireless EV charging
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Volkswagen V-Charge pairs automated valet parking with wireless EV charging

Volkswagen is building on its autonomous parking technology with the unveiling this week of the new V-Charge project. Developed together with Bosch and a group of international universities, V-Charge partners remote self-parking technology with a wireless charging system for electric vehicles...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison Review

City cars are enjoying a resurgence in Australia this year, with sales at their highest levels in recent history. Sharp prices, lots of equipment and high quality have been hallmarks of the newest arrivals, while performance hasn’t been forgotten either – as is the case with the reigning champion, the Ford Fiesta ST and the newly arrived Volkswagen Polo GTI...


Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company
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Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company

The new-generation Volkswagen T6 model range could be sold with a hybrid drivetrain at a moments’ notice if there was demand for it, according to insiders. At the launch of the new-generation Volkswagen T6 models – which includes the Transporter commercial van and the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – it was confirmed to CarAdvice that a hybrid powertrain is developed and ready to be implemented...


Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date
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Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...


Light van sales growing at a rate of knots
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Light van sales growing at a rate of knots

Small SUVs may be capturing the modern automotive zeitgeist better than other vehicles, but there is one part of the market growing even faster in percentage terms — light-sized vans. The Vans/CC < 2.5t segment, which includes the Volkswagen Caddy, Renault Kangoo, Suzuki APV, Citroen Berlingo and Fiat Doblo, remains small in numerical terms — just 2267 registrations YTD, up from 1740 at this point last year...


Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record
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Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record

A Volkswagen Golf TDI has set a new fuel economy record by visiting all 48 contiguous US states and consuming less than 385 litres of diesel along the way. During the 13250.5 kilometre journey through each of the lower 48 states — that's every one except Alaska and Hawaii — the 112kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Golf drank an average of 2.9 l/100km...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...


Volkswagen Australia confirms new SUVs: Cross Coupe, sub-Tiguan SUV coming
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Volkswagen Australia confirms new SUVs: Cross Coupe, sub-Tiguan SUV coming

Go where the growth is – that’s the clear objective for Volkswagen Australia, with the brand confirming it will offer a range of new SUVs in the coming years as high-riding models reach new heights in terms of popularity. The SUV segment is up 13.8 per cent so far in 2015, and so far this year SUVs have accounted for 34...


Volkswagen Transporter T6 Review
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Volkswagen Transporter T6 Review

The new-generation Volkswagen Transporter has arrived with more efficiency and more technology.


2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details
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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details

The first details of the new-generation 2016 Volkswagen T6 model range – which incorporates the Transporter van along with the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – have been revealed. CarAdvice attended the launch of the new-generation T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan model lines in Sweden last week, where it was made clear that there will be some change to the ranges, but buyers aren’t likely to be shocked by the options on offer...


Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review

The heritage-inspired Volkswagen Generation Six van harks back to the original Microbus, but brings plenty of modern day technology.


Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda
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Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda

The announcement of a wide-ranging list of updates from Volkswagen Australia this week appears to show that the German brand is serious about being even more successful Down Under. The updates across the majority of the brand's passenger car range may not have seen heavy discounts akin to some bigger-volume sellers in Australia, but it's clear the brand is pushing its own agenda in the competitive local market under the guidance of John White, the company's managing director...


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features

Volkswagen Australia recently announced a number of updates to its 2016 passenger model range, and it appears likely that some of those tweaks will flow through to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, too. The updates announced for the Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan include new media systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the addition of a standard reverse-view camera across the model ranges...


Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports
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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports

An outsider contractor working at a Volkswagen factory in Germany has been crushed to death by a robot. Heiko Hillwig, a Volkswagen spokesman, confirmed to the Associated Press that a team including the 22-year old man were involved in setting up a stationary robot at the company's factory in Baunatal, Germany, around 100km north of Frankfurt...


Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model. Just as market demand moved the company to reintroduce a manual transmission into the Volkswagen Polo GTI as part of April's mid-life facelift, those prayers have been answered once again...


Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard
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Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard

Volkswagen Australia has announced a range of sweeping changes across most of its forthcoming MY16 passenger car and SUV range, which it has billed as the “biggest model year update in the local company’s history”. In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard...


Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report
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Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report

Reports out of Europe claim the 12 brands belonging to the Volkswagen Group will be restructured into four distinct holding companies in a major reorganisation of one of the world’s largest automotive groups. The restructure will reportedly see three brands grouped together under each of the four holding companies in an arrangement designed to improve efficiency and speed up decision making within the business...