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Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R to be offered with optional Oettinger extras

Oettinger may not be a name familiar to you unless you're a fan of all things German, but the Teutonic accessories specialist has been adapting versions of the Volkswagen Golf for as long as it has been around...

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Company Car: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review three
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Company Car: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review three

Dave jumps in the CarAdvice long-term Volkswagen Golf GTI to see how the Germans handle the Aussie staple, long-slog drive from Melbourne to Sydney...


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...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI: Dominant sales expected for performance SUV
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI: Dominant sales expected for performance SUV

Volkswagen Australia's research suggests at least one-in-five Tiguan buyers will go for the hotted-up 162TSI Highline derivative. The pseudo Golf GTI on stilts will arrive next week at a starting price of $48,490 plus on-road costs, around $54k drive-away, slotting it just below the 140TDI Highline. Yet the Tiguan 162TSI is shaping up to be a top-seller within its line-up...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review

The CarAdvice Melbourne team drives the "40 Years" Golf GTI during the week and compares with our current standard GTI.


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia
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2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R hatch will launch in Australia from the third quarter of next year priced at about $50,000, matching its rivals, the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R. Honda’s long-awaited hot hatch, the first Type R version sold here since 2011, is being touted as a massive return to form for a brand that admits it has been rather beige and listless of late...


2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German
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2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...


Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years review
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years review

The best Golf GTi in the model's 40 year history is here - but is it that much better than the regular GTI, and should you choose it over a Golf R?


2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review
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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?


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison
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Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison

An internal email recently did the rounds asking the entire CarAdvice editorial team to discuss daily-drivers we’d love, but which aren’t produced. The answers to this straw poll revealed a surprising penchant for hotted-up wagons that combine loading space, cool design and spunky performance...


2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range
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2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...


Volkswagen Golf GTI and R sales fly in down July
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Volkswagen Golf GTI and R sales fly in down July

Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R hot hatch sales in July were a bright spot in a less-than-stellar month for the German brand’s Australian arm. Almost a quarter of the 1622 Golf models sold last month were the GTI (251) and the R (117), which is one of — if not the — highest proportional results in the world...


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 Driving Experience
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Volkswagen Driving Experience

When tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice tour went on sale, some of the biggest venues in the world sold out in just minutes. Well, so did places in the Volkswagen Driving Experience. Okay, so maybe not quite as fast as the concert tickets that were snaffled up in record time, but the six sessions held in Sydney recently were sold-out in less than 30 minutes...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...