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Volkswagen Golf GTE : Plug-in hybrid hot-hatch revealed
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Volkswagen Golf GTE : Plug-in hybrid hot-hatch revealed

Tagged a sporty plug-in hybrid, the Volkswagen Golf GTE will join the existing GTI and GTD  variants in the Mk7 hatchback range at next month’s Geneva motor show. The Golf GTE – the ‘E’ stands for ‘Electric’ – combines some of the sports styling cues of the Golf GTI hot-hatch with the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Audi A3 e-tron that’s due to launch later this year...


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar

A hard-wearing, high-riding Volkswagen Golf Alltrack variant will join the German manufacturer's popular small car line-up, and the local division is keen to introduce the wagon-based model to Australia. Confirming plans for the rugged Golf wagon, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice the forthcoming Golf Alltrack is one of the variants under consideration for our market...


Volkswagen CrossBlue : local division "very keen" on seven-seat SUV
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Volkswagen CrossBlue : local division "very keen" on seven-seat SUV

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it is "very keen" to offer local buyers the production version of the seven-seat Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV to fill a gap in its existing product range. Speaking at the local launch of the all-new Golf wagon, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice a seven-seat production car based on the 5...


Volkswagen Taigun : sub-compact SUV not under consideration for Oz
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Volkswagen Taigun : sub-compact SUV not under consideration for Oz

The Volkswagen Taigun will not enter Australia's booming sub-compact SUV market in the foreseeable future, with the local division declaring it is not under consideration for our market. Speaking at the local launch of the all-new Golf wagon, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice that while production was expected to begin soon, the sub-compact Taigun was "not something that we’re considering"...


Volkswagen Golf wagon Pricing and specifications
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Volkswagen Golf wagon Pricing and specifications

Starting at $25,540, the new Volkswagen Golf wagon has joined its hatch sibling in local showrooms. Matching the line-up of the all-new Mk7 Golf on which it is based, except without manual transmission availability, the Volkswagen Golf wagon teams three trim specification levels with three turbocharged four-cylinder engines – two 1...


2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Review : 118TSI DSG
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Review : 118TSI DSG

Adding a DSG to the base Tiguan 118TSI lowers auto-entry by $5K and renews its bid for class leadership in the process...


Volkswagen Beetle : 417kW Global Rally Cross car revealed
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Volkswagen Beetle : 417kW Global Rally Cross car revealed

Volkswagen of America and Andretti Autosport have joined forces to create a modern-day Superbug – a high-performance Volkswagen Beetle prepared to take on the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship. Powered by a 417kW-plus direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine and underpinned by an all-wheel-drive system, the GRC Beetle will hit the road and dirt for the first time at the X Games in Austin, Texas in June...


Volkswagen Taigun mini SUV : second iteration concept receives several tweaks
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Volkswagen Taigun mini SUV : second iteration concept receives several tweaks

The Volkswagen Taigun concept baby SUV has been shown in "near-production" guise bearing a number of changes over the original version at the 2014 Delhi auto show. The second iteration of the tiny Taigun concept comes 15 months after the original version debuted at the Sao Paolo motor show in 2012, and the changes are chiefly focused on the back end of the car...


US Government bodies push for Vehicle-To-Vehicle technology
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US Government bodies push for Vehicle-To-Vehicle technology

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a new push to enable future new cars with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology...


Volkswagen Amarok: upgraded ute spied with LEDs, xenon headlights
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Volkswagen Amarok: upgraded ute spied with LEDs, xenon headlights

An upgraded Volkswagen Amarok with redesigned headlights has been spied undergoing winter testing in Europe. The Amarok dual-cab spotted features high-tech xenon headlamps surrounded by U-shaped LED daytime running lights along the lower edge of the ute’s headlight assembly. The new design is reminiscent of the headlights adorning the Volkswagen Amarok Power Pickup concept – a 200kW/600Nm 3...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: will come with a manual transmission
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: will come with a manual transmission

The updated Volkswagen Polo GTI will finally see the addition of a manual transmission, according to a report from UK publication Autocar. The current-generation Polo GTI, which went on sale in Australia in November 2010, has only ever been offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Toyota claims 2013 global sales crown; sets sights on 10m in 2014
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Toyota claims 2013 global sales crown; sets sights on 10m in 2014

Toyota expects to become the first car maker to sell more than 10 million vehicles in a calendar year in 2014 after beating General Motors and Volkswagen to the global sales crown for the second consecutive year. Sales of Toyota Motor Corp vehicles (including subsidiaries Daihatsu and Hino) increased 2.4 per cent to 9...


Volkswagen Golf GTE : performance plug-in hybrid rumoured
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Volkswagen Golf GTE : performance plug-in hybrid rumoured

Volkswagen is reportedly planning to build on its GTI hot-hatch origins with a new futuristic plug-in hybrid performance variant dubbed the Golf GTE. UK publication Autocar reports the German brand is planning to develop the new Golf GTE model using the same powerplant as is seen in sister brand Audi's A3 e-tron. That car features a 1...


Volkswagen Polo facelift revealed : three-cylinder engines join new looks, technology
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Volkswagen Polo facelift revealed : three-cylinder engines join new looks, technology

The updated Volkswagen Polo will feature revised styling, new technology and a range of new three-cylinder engines when it goes on sale internationally in April and in Australia in the second half of 2014. Taking inspiration from the all-new Golf Mk7, the refreshed Volkswagen Polo scores a new grille and a redesigned, chrome-lined lower intake...


Volkswagen Golf R Evo : 275kW concept tipped for Beijing debut
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Volkswagen Golf R Evo : 275kW concept tipped for Beijing debut

An extreme hot-hatch dubbed the Volkswagen Golf R Evo is expected to preview future high-performance powertrain and construction technologies from the German manufacturer at April's Beijing motor show. Autocar reports the Golf R Evo concept will be powered by a significantly uprated version of the production car’s turbocharged 2...


Members slam ADAC over rigged Volkswagen Golf award
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Members slam ADAC over rigged Volkswagen Golf award

Members of Europe's largest and most influential car club, ADAC, have slammed the organisation after it was revealed the results of its survey naming Germany's favourite car were manipulated. ADAC communications director Michael Ramstetter has resigned after admitting that he meddled with the results of the club’s renowned ‘Yellow Angel’ award for Germany’s favourite car, which was presented to the Volkswagen Golf last week...


Volkswagen confirms seven-seat SUV for US in 2016
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Volkswagen confirms seven-seat SUV for US in 2016

The seven-seat Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV will make the transition from concept to production when it launches in North America in 2016. Production confirmation of Volkswagen's largest SUV has been expected since the CrossBlue concept debuted 12 months ago at last year's Detroit auto show, and was made official today by CEO Martin Winterkorn at this year's event...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept previews the German car maker's vision for a mild crossover based on the latest version of its iconic small car and inspired by beach buggies of the past. The tougher-looking, harder-wearing Beetle Dune concept is believed to be a strong chance to make the transition from show car to showrooms, with Volkswagen to gauge public reaction at its Detroit auto show debut this week...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased

The temperature may be hovering around freezing in much of the US, but the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept will aim to bring a little summer to Detroit when it debuts at the city's auto show next week. Dubbed "the sportiest Beetle ever" by the German manufacturer, the Dune concept is a modern interpretation of the beach-bashing buggies based on the original Bug...


Volkswagen: New Cars 2014
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Volkswagen: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Volkswagen Australia's showroom in 2014. Volkswagen Golf wagon (February) The versatile Golf wagon will be first the cab off the rank for Volkswagen in 2014, arriving almost a year after the seventh-generation hatchback on which it’s based. At 4562mm long, the wagon is 307mm longer than the hatch...