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Volkswagen T-Roc: Small SUV forced off Australian agenda, for now

A worldwide production shortfall has forced Volkswagen Australia to take the chic little T-Roc crossover — its premium-positioned Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR rival — off the agenda for the time being, though it will revisit the business case in 12 months time...

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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...


CarAdvice podcast 67: Driving Holden's new Commodore
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CarAdvice podcast 67: Driving Holden's new Commodore

Joining Mandy Turner this week, are Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes, the new Ford CEO backing away from 2021 target for full autonomous cars, the Ferrari boss is shying away from a modern version Dino, Skoda Kodiaq gets a diesel, and the 2018 BMW M5 has been revealed...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed

The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc has been officially revealed overnight, joining the larger Tiguan, Touareg and Atlas/Terramont in the company's global SUV line-up. Serving as the crossover companion to the Polo hatch like the Tiguan is to the Golf, the T-Roc is Volkswagen's first foray into the compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V...


Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report
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Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report

The upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc crossover could potentially spawn an all-out 'R' variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, the company's research and development boss, Frank Welsch, said he had a development vehicle already commissioned "for testing" because he "likes the idea" of such a model...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of August debut - video
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of August debut - video

The upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc SUV has been teased again this week, following the release of a less revealing video earlier in the month. The look of the new T-Roc, set to be unveiled on August 23, will walk the line between the light Polo hatch and larger Tiguan SUV, showing more of Volkswagen's new-generation styling themes...


2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona
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2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona

The 2018 Seat Arona has been officially revealed in its home market of Spain this week, slotting below the larger Ateca in the company's line-up. Set to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke, the Arona rides on the Volkswagen Group's MQB 'A0' architecture for compact vehicles, which already underpins several models including the Audi Q2 and new-gen Volkswagen Polo...


Volkswagen eyeing hot R-badged SUVs - report
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Volkswagen eyeing hot R-badged SUVs - report

The boss of Volkswagen is said to have confirmed the company is working on high-performance 'R' versions of its SUV models, according to a new report out of the UK this week. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess said the company is right now developing several SUV R models to expand its performance line-up...


Seat Arona leaked in online images
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Seat Arona leaked in online images

The Seat Arona small SUV has been leaked online this week, giving a first look at the Spanish company's rival to the Nissan Juke, which is set to debut in the coming months. Images published by MQB-Coding & Retrofit show the stylish crossover in silver, looking very much like a baby version of the larger Ateca - Seat's twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Tiguan...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 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...


2019 Volkswagen T-Roc teased in new video - UPDATE: Australian debut over a year away
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2019 Volkswagen T-Roc teased in new video - UPDATE: Australian debut over a year away

The new Volkswagen T-Roc crossover has been teased in an official video from the German automaker, ahead of an Australian debut now unlikely to occur before 2019. Although the pre-production model shown in the video is wearing a camouflage wrap, it actually gives us a good look at the shape and design of the T-Roc's headlights, grille and tail-lights...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc spied almost without disguise
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc spied almost without disguise

The Volkswagen T-Roc crossover has been spied in Europe with a very minimal level of disguise. Volkswagen has done away with the full-body camouflage used on earlier prototypes, with this car's disguise limited primarily to gobs of deliberately obfuscating chrome around the grille, headlights, sills, and driving lights...


Volkswagen to reveal production T-Roc at Geneva - report
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Volkswagen to reveal production T-Roc at Geneva - report

The production version of the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV concept is set to be revealed at the 2017 Geneva motor show next March, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar reports that the German automotive giant is planning to present a small crossover model that will be influenced by the 2014 T-Roc concept...


Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018
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Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018

Volkswagen Australia has pledged to dramatically expand its comparatively meagre SUV range by adding five brand new models inside the next 30 months. The German brand’s Australian arm this week once again acknowledged its lack of SUV offerings in a market where these high riding options are growing sales at a rate of knots...


Volkswagen Australia looks to bolster thin SUV stocks with range of new models
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Volkswagen Australia looks to bolster thin SUV stocks with range of new models

Volkswagen Australia admits its coverage of the booming SUV market lags behind key rivals, but is planning to make up lost ground in a hurry. SUV sales are quite literally driving the Australian vehicle market to record growth, up 13.8 per cent and comprising 38 per cent of the market in 2016 — almost the same percentage as passenger vehicles, which are down 8 per cent...


Volkswagen small SUV rendered: Polo companion likely for 2018
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Volkswagen small SUV rendered: Polo companion likely for 2018

A speculative rendering of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo hatch’s anticipated SUV companion has surfaced online, ahead of a possible 2018 launch. Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of a sub-Tiguan SUV concept for some time now, unveiling the T-Roc, T-Cross Breeze and Taigun concepts in recent years...


Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible baby SUV unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible baby SUV unveiled

It seems the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has started something of a trend, with the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible SUV making its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. If the Volkswagen T-Cross name sounds familiar, that's because the German brand has used a similar moniker for a concept model smaller than the Tiguan in the past - that show car was known as the T-Roc...


Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia

The Volkswagen SUV range is set to expand dramatically, with a pair of models to slot below the Tiguan, along with a new Tiguan-based ‘coupe’ and more practical seven-seater. Volkswagen Group head of powertrain development, Heinz-Jacob Neusser, told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that there are plans to grow the SUV range in the short-term...


Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?
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Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?

The next all-new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is a number of years away yet, but the company is considering an additional, and rather fascinating, idea to complement it. Firstly, Volkswagen’s next properly new soft-top Golf, rather than being spun off the current Golf VII, looks set to be based on the eighth-generation Golf due in 2017/18...