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Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit
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Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit

One of the first prototype mules for Volkswagen’s new sub-Tiguan small SUV has been snapped during testing, disguised as a three-door Golf. The new baby SUV from Volkswagen is anticipated to launch around 2018, competing in the hotly-contested small and compact SUV segment that is currently occupied by the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Captur...


Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia
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Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia

The recently-launched 2016 Skoda Superb, its small Yeti stablemate and the current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan have been recalled in Australia this week. The Superb's recall centres on a fault with the sunroof, while the Yeti and Tiguan have both been called in over an airbag issue...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been removed from sale in Australia. The drop-top VW Golf model was seen out by the 2015 Exclusive edition, which added extra equipment over the model that had been on sale since 2011...


Volkswagen Crossblue-based large SUV spied testing
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Volkswagen Crossblue-based large SUV spied testing

The production version of Volkswagen’s large CrossBlue SUV, unveiled in 2013, has been spied testing in a clever disguise that focusses more on misdirection than camouflage. Revealed initially as a six-seat concept, the CrossBlue was quickly confirmed as a preview of Volkswagen’s new entrant into the large seven-seat SUV market, where it will face off against offerings like the Toyota Kluger and the big new Mazda CX-9...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years pricing and specifications: $48,990 flagship here from June
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years pricing and specifications: $48,990 flagship here from June

The extra-powerful and extra-special 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition is nearing its Australian launch, and today the car maker has handed down details on what we can expect when it arrives in June. Celebrating the GTI hero’s 40th birthday, this new variant was revealed in September last year with the GTI Clubsport badge...


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...


2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for loose bearing clip
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2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for loose bearing clip

Volkswagen Australia has this week recalled 10,100 of its Touareg SUVs built between 2011 and 2016. The recall centres on concerns that a circlip (a type of fastening ring) located on the bearing bracket of the brake pedal may become detached. This could cause a pin to become dislodged from one of the bearings in the mechanism...


2015-2016 Volkswagen Passat recalled over sunroof issue
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2015-2016 Volkswagen Passat recalled over sunroof issue

Volkswagen has recalled around 700 of its Passat wagons built between 2015 and 2016 over concerns that the sunroof may close on obstructing objects when operated via the remote key. The German carmaker reports that the specified limits of the sunroof’s roll-back function could be exceeded when closed remotely...


Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads
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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun legal proceedings over Volkswagen's 'Clean Diesel' advertising campaign. Overnight, the FTC filed a complaint against Volkswagen in the US District Court covering San Francisco...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review

LWB compact vans are handy around town and a practical alternative to larger commercial vehicles for tradies who need a multi task vehicle. The Caddy Maxi Crewvan even suits family duties.


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 Review
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Transporter range proves that one size doesn't fit all.


Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter

Commercial vans are increasingly proving an important part of the Australian automotive landscape. Vans of all sizes – small, medium and large – saw sales increases in 2015, and it’s that middle segment that takes up the majority of sales. There’s a clear sales leader and, surprise, surprise – it’s a Toyota...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR was unveiled overnight and this race-ready Golf been specially developed for the TCR International touring car series, as well as the numerous regional series that employ the same rules. This racing version of the Volkswagen Golf is based on the road-going GTI model...


Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine
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Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine

It has been claimed that Volkswagen held back on a public announcement regarding its emissions testing cheating scheme because it wanted to negotiate a more manageable fine with the US governemnt. Reuters has seen a 113-page report that Volkswagen has submitted in its defence to the Braunschewig local court...


Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014
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Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014

The Volkswagen Group has issued a preliminary statement admitting that its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, was informed of the emissions cheating scheme back in the middle 2014. This latest development coincides with the company submitting a formal statement of defence in a shareholder lawsuit being heard at the Braunschewig district court...


Volkswagen Beetle squashed, axed from Australian sale
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Volkswagen Beetle squashed, axed from Australian sale

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that it will “phase out” the second-generation New Beetle later this year, only three years after this iteration entered sale. But before it clears extant stocks, Volkswagen Australia will give interested buyers one last bite of the cherry, with plans to launch a special model called the Beetle Classic, a stripped-back variant with a unique look and no options...


Volkswagen Phideon: New China-only limousine revealed in Geneva
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Volkswagen Phideon: New China-only limousine revealed in Geneva

The China-only Volkswagen Phideon luxury sedan has made its debut on the night before the 2016 Geneva motor show. Measuring 5.05 metres long, 1.87m wide, standing 1.48m tall, and riding on a wheelbase that's over three metres long, the new Phideon is targeted squarely at China's chauffeur-driven limousine market...


Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences
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Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences

The Volkswagen Amarok is the first vehicle to be recalled in Australia as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen Australia today announced the recall would begin with 8694 affected Amaroks. Owners were contacted via email this morning. The company says the recall comprises a software upgrade done by a dealer technician, which will take fewer than 30 minutes to complete per car...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

It's the second generation of Volkswagen's popular off-road oriented wagon. The Passat Alltrack launches in Australia this week and we get behind the wheel for a drive.