Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year
45
Comments

Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year

Volkswagen Commercial still has a little way to go before its Amarok attains the tough image and “street cred” of rivals such as the HiLux, admits its local boss Carlos Santos. But with its recent success in moving the range ‘downward’ by offering base entrants such as the properly work-focused Volkswagen Amarok Core, the company is gradually gaining traction among some of the market’s toughest buyers...


Volkswagen Caddy recalled for starter fix: Vehicle may move when unlocked
1
Comments

Volkswagen Caddy recalled for starter fix: Vehicle may move when unlocked

Volkswagen has recalled older models in its Caddy van and people-mover lines, over concerns that an electrical issue could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly. The carmaker reports that a particular earthing attachment may not have been properly secured during manufacture. If the fault occurs, the process of unlocking the vehicle could cause the starter motor to crank the engine...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter Review
55
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Transporter Review

The 2016 'T6' Volkswagen Transporter range is vast, and more than sufficient to outgun Euro rivals while chasing the top-selling Toyota and Hyundai...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Review
57
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy range raises the bar in the light van class, but the current range is only half-finished...


2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut
61
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Volkswagen Caravelle people-movers have arrived in Australia this week, alongside their ‘T6’ Transporter van cousins. The range is available with between seven (Multivan) and nine (Caravelle) seats, and in a multitude of spec levels from humble shuttle bus through to super-luxury Executive valet options...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter pricing and specs : T6 generation van and cab chassis variants arrive
8
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Transporter pricing and specs : T6 generation van and cab chassis variants arrive

The new ‘T6’ generation Volkswagen Transporter has arrived, bringing in a significant range of updates for what has become Australia’s third most popular mid-sized van range. The newest version of the Volkswagen Transporter van is a rival for the evergreen Toyota HiAce and Hyundai iLoad, plus Europeans such as the Ford Transit Custom, Renault Trafic and Mercedes-Benz Vito...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specifications
4
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specifications

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy van range has arrived in Australia. It’s the fourth generation of what is now Australia’s dominant light-sized van, given its market share of almost 50 per cent. You’d be hard-pressed to spot the new Caddy's differences from outside, but there’s a new cabin with more equipment, extra safety features and a new drivetrain sourced right from the Golf headlining a large swathe of changes...


Volkswagen teases reborn Bulli electric bus for CES debut
4
Comments

Volkswagen teases reborn Bulli electric bus for CES debut

Volkswagen has rolled out a preview for its coming electric vehicle concept, to be unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It was just three days ago that organisers for CES revealed that Volkswagen passenger vehicles chairman Dr Herbert Diess would focus his keynote speech on the future of electric mobility, to be delivered alongside the unveiling of a related concept vehicle...


Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame
105
Comments

Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame

Volkswagen has released a progress report on the investigation into the emissions cheating scandal that came to light in September, pointing to strategy weaknesses and “a chain of errors” as significant factors in the company’s wrongdoings. In a statement today, the company said that there had been deficiencies in official processes and “a mindset in some areas of the company” that led a small number of individuals to breach rules...


2016 Volkswagen Polo Review
139
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Polo Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Polo adds new technology to an already attractive package.


Volkswagen Australia confirms no local models exceed claimed CO2 emissions
122
Comments

Volkswagen Australia confirms no local models exceed claimed CO2 emissions

Volkswagen has concluded that none of its vehicles sold in Australia produce more carbon dioxide (CO2) than claimed, following a thorough internal investigation into a number of models in its line-up. The beleaguered car maker today announced that the majority of the models under investigation did correspond with the CO2 figures originally determined, but confirmed nine variants sold overseas showed slightly heightened levels of CO2 emissions...


Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES
6
Comments

Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES

The head of Volkswagen’s passenger car brand will use January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to offer new insight into the company’s vision for an electrified future. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that former BMW executive Dr. Herbert Diess, now chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars, would present a keynote address at CES, but the details of his speech had not yet been revealed...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Review: 140TDI Highline
103
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Review: 140TDI Highline

The Volkswagen Passat wagon is big inside but in diesel guise it can be frustrating...


Audi AG's top engineer Hackenberg exits, company reshuffle announced
2
Comments

Audi AG's top engineer Hackenberg exits, company reshuffle announced

The Volkswagen Group global reshuffle in the wake of ‘dieselgate’ continues, with the latest heavy hitter to step down being Audi AG board member for technical development, Dr Ulrich Hackenberg. In a symbolic and momentous Friday for the embattled German giant, recently appointed Volkswagen Group chairman Matthias Muller also joined Audi AG’s supervisory board, while Audi’s global head of powertrains Stefan Knirsch took over from Hackenberg as board member for technical development...


2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition Review
62
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition Review

The ultimate automotive manifestation of a wolf in sheep's clothing roars in to the CarAdvice garage.


Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties
36
Comments

Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties

Volkswagen Group plans to save 1.9 billion euros ($2.8 billion) by cutting model variants and trim options from the Volkswagen brand’s passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles as the cost of the emissions scandal becomes clearer. Volkswagen chief labour representative Bernd Osterloh told reporters that reducing manufacturing complexity was a simple way to make big financial savings as it attempts to offset the cost of recalls and fines...


2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline Review
130
Comments

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline Review

The Volkswagen Passat is an impressive car released at an inopportune time for the brand globally. The engine troubles afflicting the German brand shouldn't detract from the inherent quality of this sedan.


Volkswagen details fixes for 1.6- and 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engines in the EU
144
Comments

Volkswagen details fixes for 1.6- and 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engines in the EU

In a submission to Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority, Volkswagen has outlined how it plans to fix two of the EA189 turbo-diesel engines equipped with emissions testing defeat devices. For the 1.6-litre version of the EA189 TDI engine, Volkswagen is planning to fit a flow transformer upstream from the air mass sensor...


Audi reveals new details on 3.0-litre V6 TDI NOx emissions issue
36
Comments

Audi reveals new details on 3.0-litre V6 TDI NOx emissions issue

Audi USA has gone on the record to clarify details regarding the emissions testing issue with the Volkswagen Group's 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine and how the company is progressing with the US authorities. At the beginning of November, the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that certain cars powered by the company’s 3...


75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device
146
Comments

75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device

The Volkswagen Group has admitted that another 75,000 cars, sold in the US with the company's 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, have been fitted with emissions software that the Environmental Protection Agency deems to be illegal. At the beginning of November, the EPA issued its second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year cars powered by the company's 3...