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Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division

One of the key figures behind Volkswagen's dominant return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been appointed managing director of the German manufacturer's ever-popular 'R' performance arm...

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2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up

Pricing and specifications for the wider 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' R range have been revealed this week ahead of its August arrival, marking the return of the limited-edition Wolfsburg models, while the more practical wagon version is back as a permanent member of the family from January 2018...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE

Update: Volkswagen Australia has said the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon could include a manual version. See bottom of article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and R performance range have been detailed this week, ahead of an expected arrival in mid-August...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R will soon be offered in Europe with a Performance option, and although not yet confirmed for Australia, the company's local arm says it is far from written off. In a short clip released in March, the German company teases several performance-oriented options that will allow owners to "squeeze even more out of your new Golf R"...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details - UPDATE

Australia details have been revealed for the newly updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf R and GTI sports models, along with the 110TDI wagon - although pricing will not be confirmed until next month. Forming part of the wider Golf '7.5' update due here in May, the updated models were revealed late last year: November for the GTI and core range, and December for the hero R...


Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R to be offered with optional Oettinger extras
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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. And it's a name that may become more familiar in Australia in the coming years..


2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range has been joined this week by the anticipated 2017 Golf R flagship models, not revealed with the wider range in November. As expected, the R hatches (which still includes a three-door option in Europe) and wagon pick up the same styling tweaks gifted to the rest of the line-up, including new bumpers and updated LED lighting at both ends...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

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...


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...


2017 BMW 1 Series Review: M140i and 125i
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2017 BMW 1 Series Review: M140i and 125i

The updated BMW 1 Series range is headlined by the brilliant new M140i and Golf GTI-baiting 125i.


2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted again, this time lapping the famed Nurburgring race circuit. While this black wagon appears to be the same vehicle spotted in the European Alps a fortnight ago, the prototype has had some small modifications since we last saw it...


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?


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied

A prototype of the facelifted Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted roaming around in the European Alps. Industry talk has it that the updated Golf will debut during the northern autumn, quite possibly at the Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. With the seventh-generation Golf nearing its fifth birthday, the timing for a facelift seems to be right...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...


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...


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...


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...


Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition getting a manual gearbox for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition getting a manual gearbox for Australia

Purists rejoice! The powered-up Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition will be available in Australia with a six-speed manual gearbox from the third quarter of 2016. The manual gearbox version will join the already confirmed six-speed DSG automatic offering. As we know, the 40 Years limited edition is the most powerful production Golf GTI to date, with outputs from its 2...