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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years Review

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is much more than a bodykit and sticker pack – in fact it's a faster, sharper, more powerful GTI.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts

The special new 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years lands in Australia this week, following its international unveiling as a concept early last year. The new birthday car made its production debut quickly after, in September, and fans here held their breath until February this year for the company's local arm to confirm an Australian debut...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim
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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

It's been out for a while, but does the Volkswagen Touareg still have the goods? We get behind the wheel of the Touareg V6 TDI to have a look.

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$81,990

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car's RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped. Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the Trendline 110TSI with a 1...


2016 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

Does a little extra fairy dust help the ageing Volkswagen Scirocco R retain its shine?

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$45,990

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. At a little over $27k, the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't just the GTI for those who can't afford a Golf GTI, it's a properly good thing in its own right. But we want to know how it’s going to handle the track here at Sandown Raceway. One of the most competitively priced and well-specced light hot hatches on sale, the 2016 Polo GTI comes standard with a 6...


2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave hits Sandown Raceway in the updated 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI - arguably the most 'GTI' of all Volkswagens, since the 1976 original...

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$27,490 - $29,990

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six has retro appeal and modern-day smarts.

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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims

The offices of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been raided as part of a German investigation into steel price fixing. The three German automakers are accused of being part of a six company automotive cartel that engaged in anti-competitive practices to depress the price of steel...


Volkswagen and LG to develop connected car platform
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Volkswagen and LG to develop connected car platform

The Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with LG Electronics to collaborate on the research and development of a new connected car platform. Aimed at enhancing vehicle connectivity, the two companies will work together on Volkswagen’s next-generation Cross-Over-Platform...


Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars
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Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars

Volkswagen Australia confidently claims its cars do not typically require specific, localised suspension calibration to perfect the ride and handling for local roads. Touting its Australian-based global development work on advanced next-generation safety systems this week, the company’s local arm couldn't help also suggesting that its (generally European-oriented) ride and handling tunes were ideal for our road network already...


Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court
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Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court

Volkswagen will return to the Federal Court in Sydney this Thursday morning, July 7, over the defeat-device diesel emissions saga. Email updates were sent out today from firms Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn, which are undertaking ‘no win, no fee’ open class action suits against the German car-maker, including the Audi and Skoda divisions...


Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel
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Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel

Volkswagen Australia managing director Michael Bartsch jumped firmly onto the front foot this morning, contending that strong sales of its diesel-dominated van and ute range in June was another example of buyers “not being swayed by sensationalism” regarding Dieselgate...


2017 Volkswagen Crafter previewed ahead of September debut
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2017 Volkswagen Crafter previewed ahead of September debut

A first set of teaser sketches for the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Crafter has been handed down this week, ahead of an unveiling set for September. As the largest of Volkswagen's commercial vans, the Crafter sits above the Transporter range in the company's global line-up...


Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor

Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor

A man who was never going to live an ordinary life, Steve Pizzati is as well known for his skills as a driving instructor, race driver, presenter and journalist, as he is for his quirky sense of humour, passion for the motoring industry and infectious love of driving and cars...

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CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...