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Video: This stealthy big-block VW Bus is a daily driver!

When the 1963 Volkswagen Bus was new, it had a tiny 1200cc engine. The owner of this one, Mike “Hotrod” Rowe, has a 468 Big Block Chevrolet engine in his, which came directly out of a boat. To make it even quicker, there's some nitrous added for good measure...

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Photo Gallery: Unbelievable Beetles!
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Photo Gallery: Unbelievable Beetles!

For half-a-century, the Volkswagen Beetle has been customised. Lightly, heavily, subtly, or maniacally, everything that can be done to the Beetle has been done. Well, maybe not everything... but close. Most of the time it's the engine that gets a makeover, but every now and again you see a Beetle with an outrageous paint job, cut in half or even stretched...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing. It appears the large SUV is beginning to shed some of its disguise, with black-and-white camouflage replacing the thick black sheets that adorned previously-spotted prototypes, however, the second prototype does wear the thick black disguise...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI update brings a power bump to 169kW, and adds state-of-the-art infotainment tech as an option. It's hard to envisage a better all-round hot hatch.


2017 Volkswagen Golf review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf review

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf update is subtle in many ways, but the running tech changes bring worthy improvements to our benchmark small car offering...

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Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD
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Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD

The Volkswagen Golf GTD diesel-powered hot hatch partner to the GTI petrol remains no chance of returning to Australia after a five-year absence, nor does the slinky Skoda Octavia-rivalling wagon derivative bearing the same badge. We put the question to VW this week on the global launch of the updated 2017 Golf 'Mk7...


Volkswagen Australia rejects lower CO2 engine
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Volkswagen Australia rejects lower CO2 engine

Volkswagen Australia will not offer the company's new low-emission 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine when the updated 2017 Golf arrives on July 3, having opted instead to retain the familiar 1.4-litre 110 TSI in its place The German brand's local arm cites the higher cost of the newly developed engine, which it says would require it to pass on an unsatisfactory price hike to its buyers here...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For our third instalment in the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review, we asked Brett Sullivan, producer, videographer and editor, to tell us his thoughts. To keep it simple, we asked him the same questions. You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? In general, I think it’s fantastic...


Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door may return
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Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door may return

The Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door derivative is on the cusp of an Australian comeback, to fill the void created by the discontinuation of the Scirocco. Volkswagen Australia told us it was actively exploring the idea of bringing back the three-door hot hatch derivative after a five-year absence, potentially as a special edition...


Volkswagen Golf update, Australian details
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Volkswagen Golf update, Australian details

The updated Volkswagen Golf ‘7.5’ will launch in Australia on July 3, about five months after its European market premiere, and like the new Tiguan before it, will be pushed slightly upmarket. We don't know all the specifics, but German brand’s Australian division says it will axe the current base 92TSI engine option, and instead kick off the range with the 110TSI turbo-petrol powertrain, alongside the familiar 110TDI diesel and high-performance GTI and R derivatives...


Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison
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Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf remains one of the best selling small cars on the market. So you can imagine why Holden was so keen to get the all-new 2017 Holden Astra into Australia, launching the vehicle in late 2016, following on from it winning the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For this instalment from the production team, we asked young gun Sam Rawlings – our video production co-ordinator – to give us his thoughts on the Caddy. Here’s what he said: You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? I think it’s a great van...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

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...


Volkswagen Atlas accessorises, Australian launch "increasingly unlikely"
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Volkswagen Atlas accessorises, Australian launch "increasingly unlikely"

This weekend's Chicago motor show will play host to an accessorised Weekend edition of the new Volkswagen Atlas, adding unique wheels, a clever new expanding roof pod and other holidaying goodies. But, kitted up or not, the new SUV's Australian potential is looking slim...


2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled
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2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Golf wagon and Passat models over concerns the vehicles may not indicate when its lights are malfunctioning. According to the German manufacturer, a software error may cause an inoperative dipped beam, main beam, daytime running light, rear fog light or indicator bulbs to not be indicated to the driver...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok pricing and specs
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok range is now complete, with revised four-cylinder models joining the recently launched Amarok V6 in Australia. Revealed alongside the V6 model in May last year, the update brings some subtle exterior tweaks, a new-look cabin and upgraded technology...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...


CarAdvice News Desk
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CarAdvice News Desk

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 usually presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. This week it's Matt Campbell, because Tegan's not in...


2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing some extra equipment and style to the German brand's high-riding family wagon. The newly added Wolfsburg Edition version of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack sees the addition of new 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels (an inch larger than the standard rims), while the newly added LED headlights are said to offer a "unique light signature"...


Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal
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Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen finished 2016 as the world's number one automotive company, edging out Toyota, which has just reported its global sales numbers for last year. Both companies are expected to finish well ahead of General Motors, which should take out the final podium spot. Earlier this month, the Volkswagen Group announced that it had sold a total 10,312,400 cars and trucks throughout the 2016 calendar year, a 3...