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The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!
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The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!

Rod wants the impossible: a vehicle that'll tow a pretty decent sized caravan, but that doesn't feel like a truck to drive.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


Volkswagen Scirocco retires
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Volkswagen Scirocco retires

The most recent iteration Volkswagen Scirocco has been laid to rest, with the coupe-styled sibling to the popular Golf quietly ending production this week. Despite still being on sale up to this point, the Scirocco is actually based on the 'PQ35' platform that underpinned the fifth- and sixth-generation Golf, along with the most recent 'A5' Beetle...


2018 Nissan Navara SL v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison
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2018 Nissan Navara SL v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You've got a dilemma. You need a workhorse and bells and whistles but don't want to spend mega bucks. You could opt for a poverty pack ute and deal with the missing features, or, you could stump up the cash for the latest work-oriented dual-cab utes from Nissan and Volkswagen...


Former Volkswagen and Audi engine boss arrested for role in Dieselgate - report
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Former Volkswagen and Audi engine boss arrested for role in Dieselgate - report

Wolfgang Hatz, former head of engine development at the Volkswagen Group, has reportedly been arrested as part of investigations into the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. According to a joint investigation by the Suddeutscher Zeitung newspaper, and the NDR and WDR television networks, Hatz was arrested earlier this week by prosecutors in Munich who are investigating the affair on behalf of the German government...


2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review
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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review

The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.


Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100
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Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100

Toyota has come out on top of all other automotive marques in the 2017 Interbrand Best Global Brands report, with luxury marques Mercedes-Benz and BMW rounding up the top three car manufacturers. While the Top 100 list is dominated by technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft, Japan's Toyota managed seventh in the overall rankings...


Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works

Volkswagen Australia is calling on its apprentices to prepare a race-ready version of the Amarok V6 ute for this year's World Time Attack Challenge next month. If you've been wondering what Volkswagen's response to news of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would be, this might be it.  But wait, it gets crazier...


The Shortlist: Replacing a Holden Vectra...
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The Shortlist: Replacing a Holden Vectra...

With $30,000 to spend, Rod needs a small or mid-sized car that can handle the city and the country.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


Greenpeace protestors board ship delivering VW diesels, more break into holding yard
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Greenpeace protestors board ship delivering VW diesels, more break into holding yard

Activists from Greenpeace in the UK have conducted a publicity stunt against Volkswagen as the group attempts to turn people away from diesel cars in the wake of the company’s ongoing emissions cheating scandal. A claimed 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000-tonne cargo ship Elbe Highway, delivering German-made Euro 6-compliant VW diesels (and plug-in hybrid petrol-electric cars) into the UK...


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...


Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla
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Volkswagen 'truly respects' EV pioneer Tesla

Volkswagen, which as a group aspires to be the world leader in electric cars, says it has nothing but respect and admiration for industry agitator Tesla, Inc. The German brand’s board member who oversees global sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann, told us recently in Frankfurt that the Silicon Valley titan had “come from nothing, from an interesting angle” and earned a spot at the big table as an industry leader...


L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe
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L3Pilot autonomous driving test program launched in Europe

The European Research Project L3Pilot for autonomous drive systems has been launched this week, led by the Volkswagen Group. As part of the four-year program, the L3Pilot initiative includes a total of 13 vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes and universities, operating 100 vehicles with 1000 drivers to test automated driving technologies for both Level 3 and Level 4 standards...


Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family
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Volkswagen boss discusses I.D. electric car family

Volkswagen’s I.D. family of various mass-market electric cars - to enter production in 2020 at market-defining prices - will continue to grow, and run parallel to existing nameplates such as Golf, Tiguan and Passat. The company has so far previewed three EVs, headlined by the eponymous I.D...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline now available from $45,990

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Sportline has joined the Australian line-up this week ahead of deliveries commencing in December, starting at $45,990 before on-road costs. Slotting in under the 162TSI Highline variant, the Sportline trim brings a more affordable option to the performance Tiguan range in similar fashion to the Golf GTI Original and R Grid models recently announced for the Australian market...


Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught
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Volkswagen Australia's hot hatch onslaught

Australian buyers purchase more Volkswagen hot hatches per capita than almost every other market worldwide, giving the company's local arm an excuse to roll out new models and special editions over the next year or so. Around 25 per cent of all Golfs sold here, for instance, wear GTI or R badges...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear

Volkswagen's Australian division desperately needs a small crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Qashqai, and it has the perfect new model waiting in the wings - potentially. The chic little Volkswagen T-Roc made its official premiere this week at the Frankfurt motor show ahead of a rollout across Europe beginning from November...


Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490
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Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490

The Volkswagen Arteon luxury car will arrive in Australia this November - shortly after its world premiere - as the company's new flagship passenger car, part of its push into the premium part of the market. The spiritual successor to the CC takes the MQB architecture of the Passat but replaces the safe sedan/wagon design with a more daring, lean look that bears more than a passing resemblance (from some angles) to the Audi A5...


2018 Volkswagen Golf R wagon quick drive
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R wagon quick drive

The Volkswagen Golf R wagon becomes a fully-fledged offering in Australia from early 2018. But we're in Germany for the Frankfurt motor show, so we may as well have an early steer.


Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020
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Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020

Volkswagen has presented a sequel to the radical I.D Crozz electric crossover concept it premiered this past April in Shanghai — both of which preview the production car that’ll go on sale, with a range of up to 500km, in 2020. This 4.6-metre long (bigger than a Tiguan) coupe crossover will go on-sale at the same time as the $40k VW Golf-sized I...


2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures
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2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures

Details for the upgraded 2018 model-year Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan ranges have been released this week, via new brochures on the company's Australian website. While we're waiting to get the official word from Volkswagen Australia, keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, Nick, spotted the updates while configuring a Tiguan on the company's local online configurator...