2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been revealed, with the German hot-hatch adopting a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the availability of a six-speed manual gearbox.. The new engine - which is borrowed from the EA888 powerplants developed by Audi - replaces the 1.4-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder unit...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine will get more power and will be more fuel efficient when it goes on sale early next year. Fuel consumption of both the 150kW tune and the high-power version, which is up from 180kW to 193kW, both fall to 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, representing economy improvements of six and eight per cent respectively based on European data...


Volkswagen Lamando: Jetta-size four-door "coupe" revealed in China
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Volkswagen Lamando: Jetta-size four-door "coupe" revealed in China

The Jetta-sized Volkswagen Lamando four-door "coupe" has been unveiled at the Chengdu auto show in China. Although it's aesthetically similar to the Jetta sedan, the new Lamando "coupe" rides on the more modern and flexible MQB architecture, meaning that the new car has more is common with the latest generation Golf...


Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover
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Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover

Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company's failed takeover bid of Volkswagen. Bloomberg is reporting that a Stuttgart appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision in April that stated that there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with the case brought against the two by prosecutors in December 2012...


Volkswagen Golf freeway death to be reviewed based on "new data" of vehicle issues - report
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Volkswagen Golf freeway death to be reviewed based on "new data" of vehicle issues - report

The case of a Melbourne woman who died when her Volkswagen Golf was hit from behind by a truck on a freeway will be reopened, with her family set to launch an independent review of the coronial inquest into her death. The family of Melissa Ryan has won the right to have the inquest reviewed after her stepfather Phil O’Donnell complied fresh evidence that the family believes should be considered...


2015 Volkswagen Polo Review
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2015 Volkswagen Polo Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo makes a good thing even better.


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015

A rugged new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon that hasn’t even been revealed yet is confirmed to be coming to Australia. CarAdvice has previously reported that the new, off-road-styled Golf Alltrack wagon was under consideration, but at this week’s launch of the new Polo light car, Volkswagen Australia managing director John White confirmed the vehicle will be sold in Australia...


Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected
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Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected

The slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta could soon receive a much-needed jab in the arm. The Jetta – which is essentially a mid-size sedan that sits separately to the Golf hatchback with higher pricing and varied equipment levels – has floundered this year, with sales dipping 35 per cent to the end of July...


2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices
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2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo has arrived in Australia, bringing lower pricing, revised styling, and new engines. The facelifted Volkswagen Polo will go on sale this weekend with pricing kicking off from just $15,990 driveaway for the entry-level 66TSI Trendline manual model, putting it close to sharply priced Japanese rivals such as the Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris and runout Mazda 2...


Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years
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Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is still two years away, but the new version will be worth the wait. That’s according to Volkswagen Australia’s managing director, John White, who told CarAdvice that the all-new Tiguan – which will be built off the same modular architecture as the seventh-generation Golf – will be a game-changer for the brand...


Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia

The sporty Volkswagen R-Line option pack will be available to order on more models in Australia in the coming months. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it will soon be selling an R-Line package for the Golf Wagon and a revised version of the Tiguan SUV, joining the current R-Line-equipped models that consists of the Touareg, Beetle and Golf hatch...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard

The Volkswagen Tiguan line-up is set to see some shuffling in the latter part of 2014, including the addition of a standard reverse-view camera on all models, and a new sporty R-Line model...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Scirocco R isn't dead in Australia, after all. Earlier this year Volkswagen Australia confirmed it was reassessing the need for the Scirocco R sports hatch as part of its line-up, particularly given the brand had models such as the Polo GTI, Golf GTI and GTI Performance and Golf R as part of its range...


Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report
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Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report

A new, more practical four-seat version of the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 is expected to become a reality, according overseas reports. UK publication Autocar states a new four-seater model based on the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid diesel is in the works, as the brand looks to expand its eco-conscious range of vehicles in anticipation of a number of high-tech rivals - namely the production Honda FCEV and Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell models...


The blurred lines between premium and mainstream
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The blurred lines between premium and mainstream

The notion of blurred lines does not only apply to a certain morally ambiguous pop hit that took over the airwaves last year. No, it applies to Australia's new vehicle market as well. Specifically in the area of luxury cars, the definition of which is an arbitrary concept to even those who aspire to it...


Volkswagen fires production chief over MQB production problems
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Volkswagen fires production chief over MQB production problems

Volkswagen has let go of its global production chief, Dr Michael Macht, due to significant problems in the production of cars built around the MQB modular toolkit. Dr Macht, board member responsible for group production, is the first senior management casualty from the roll out of the much vaunted MQB modular platform, with Volkswagen saying that Macht left by "mutual agreement"...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Volkswagen Golf GTI gearbox comparison : Manual v DSG
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Volkswagen Golf GTI gearbox comparison : Manual v DSG

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is currently, and has long been, one of the best and most popular examples of the hot-hatch formula – as much as many would like to argue the point. With its front-wheel-drive layout, punchy engine and compact dimensions, the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI is not only supremely competent, it’s also vastly entertaining...


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


2015 Volkswagen Touran spied
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2015 Volkswagen Touran spied

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Touran MPV has been spied undergoing testing in Germany ahead of a possible debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October. The boxy-bodied small car is designed to give buyers an alternative to the SUV crowd in much the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...