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Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets record at WTAC

An apprentice-tuned Volkswagen Amarok V6 has broken the two-minute barrier around Eastern Creek at this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC). The special ute is based on a stock Amarok V6 Highline...

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Volkswagen looking to better differentiate its volume brands
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Volkswagen looking to better differentiate its volume brands

The Volkswagen Group is looking to diffuse emerging tensions among its mass-market marques by giving them more clearly-defined roles in the future. According to a report from Reuters, the automotive giant wants to cut the overlap between Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen vehicles, in an attempt to better take advantage of its manufacturing scale...


Volkswagen Scirocco retires
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Volkswagen Scirocco retires

The most recent iteration Volkswagen Scirocco has been laid to rest, with the coupe-styled sibling to the popular Golf quietly ending production this week. Despite still being on sale up to this point, the Scirocco is actually based on the 'PQ35' platform that underpinned the fifth- and sixth-generation Golf, along with the most recent 'A5' Beetle...


2018 Nissan Navara SL v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison
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2018 Nissan Navara SL v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You've got a dilemma. You need a workhorse and bells and whistles but don't want to spend mega bucks. You could opt for a poverty pack ute and deal with the missing features, or, you could stump up the cash for the latest work-oriented dual-cab utes from Nissan and Volkswagen...


2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets 3.5-tonne tow rating
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2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets 3.5-tonne tow rating

An upgrade for the new model year has led to the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 ute being given a 3500kg braked towing allowance - up from the 3000kg rating that still applies to previous examples. The new rating comes courtesy of engineering changes to the Amarok's rear step setup, and the availability of a 3.5-tonne genuine Volkswagen tow bar...


Nissan 350Z Races Porsche 911 GT3, Both Get Beaten by Surprise Challenger!
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Nissan 350Z Races Porsche 911 GT3, Both Get Beaten by Surprise Challenger!

While the majority of us live under the control of our nanny government's speed limits, commuters on parts of the German autobahn have the luxury of not being confined to any such limits. It's thanks to this that we are blessed with videos like the above, showing what happens when a supercharged Nissan 350Z tackles a Porsche 911 GT3, but that's not all! Wait until a surprise contender comes out of nowhere...


Former Volkswagen and Audi engine boss arrested for role in Dieselgate - report
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Former Volkswagen and Audi engine boss arrested for role in Dieselgate - report

Wolfgang Hatz, former head of engine development at the Volkswagen Group, has reportedly been arrested as part of investigations into the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. According to a joint investigation by the Suddeutscher Zeitung newspaper, and the NDR and WDR television networks, Hatz was arrested earlier this week by prosecutors in Munich who are investigating the affair on behalf of the German government...


2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review
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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review

The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.

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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works

Volkswagen Australia is calling on its apprentices to prepare a race-ready version of the Amarok V6 ute for this year's World Time Attack Challenge next month. If you've been wondering what Volkswagen's response to news of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would be, this might be it.  But wait, it gets crazier...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R review
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

With a slight power climb, added tech and that same AWD composure, the Volkswagen Golf R has few rivals in the performance hatch stakes.


Greenpeace protestors board ship delivering VW diesels, more break into holding yard
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Greenpeace protestors board ship delivering VW diesels, more break into holding yard

Activists from Greenpeace in the UK have conducted a publicity stunt against Volkswagen as the group attempts to turn people away from diesel cars in the wake of the company’s ongoing emissions cheating scandal. A claimed 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000-tonne cargo ship Elbe Highway, delivering German-made Euro 6-compliant VW diesels (and plug-in hybrid petrol-electric cars) into the UK...


Volkswagen T-Roc unveiled at Frankfurt motor show
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Volkswagen T-Roc unveiled at Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen has revealed its all-new T-Roc compact SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.  ...


Volkswagen T-Roc R spied at the Nurburgring
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Volkswagen T-Roc R spied at the Nurburgring

A prototype believed to be the rumoured Volkswagen T-Roc R has been spied this week near the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Compared to the standard model - which was revealed just weeks ago - this development vehicle sports unique LED daytime-running lights (strips on this car compared to the circular ones of the market version) and quad tailpipes out the back...


Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla
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Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla

Volkswagen, which as a group aspires to be the world leader in electric cars, says it has nothing but respect and admiration for industry agitator Tesla, Inc. The German brand’s board member who oversees global sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann, told us recently in Frankfurt that the Silicon Valley titan had “come from nothing, from an interesting angle” and earned a spot at the big table as an industry leader...


L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe
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L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe

The European Research Project L3Pilot for autonomous drive systems has been launched this week, led by the Volkswagen Group. As part of the four-year program, the L3Pilot initiative includes a total of 13 vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes and universities, operating 100 vehicles with 1000 drivers to test automated driving technologies for both Level 3 and Level 4 standards...


Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family
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Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family

Volkswagen’s I.D. family of various mass-market electric cars - to enter production in 2020 at market-defining prices - will continue to grow, and run parallel to existing nameplates such as Golf, Tiguan and Passat. The company has so far previewed three EVs, headlined by the eponymous I.D...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline has joined the Australian line-up this week ahead of deliveries commencing in December, starting at $45,990 before on-road costs. Slotting in under the 162TSI Highline variant, the Sportline trim brings a more affordable option to the performance Tiguan range in similar fashion to the Golf GTI Original and R Grid models recently announced for the Australian market...