Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports
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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports

An outsider contractor working at a Volkswagen factory in Germany has been crushed to death by a robot. Heiko Hillwig, a Volkswagen spokesman, confirmed to the Associated Press that a team including the 22-year old man were involved in setting up a stationary robot at the company's factory in Baunatal, Germany, around 100km north of Frankfurt...


Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model. Just as market demand moved the company to reintroduce a manual transmission into the Volkswagen Polo GTI as part of April's mid-life facelift, those prayers have been answered once again...


Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard
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Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard

Volkswagen Australia has announced a range of sweeping changes across most of its forthcoming MY16 passenger car and SUV range, which it has billed as the “biggest model year update in the local company’s history”. In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard...


2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault
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2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault

Just shy of 100 2015 Volkswagen Polo models have been recalled locally due to a fault with the light cars' front seats. Affecting 96 examples of the freshly updated Volkswagen Polo, the recall relates to the backrest frames used in the front seats...


Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report
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Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report

Reports out of Europe claim the 12 brands belonging to the Volkswagen Group will be restructured into four distinct holding companies in a major reorganisation of one of the world’s largest automotive groups. The restructure will reportedly see three brands grouped together under each of the four holding companies in an arrangement designed to improve efficiency and speed up decision making within the business...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok recalled
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled 1611 model-year 2015 Amarok utes over a potential issue with the bolts for the front brake callipers. The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the bolts may not have been tightened with the specified torque...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan spy photos
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan spy photos

Our spy photographers have snapped images of the next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan during testing on public roads in Europe. Unlike earlier spy photos, which revealed prototypes wearing stretched and widened versions of the current Tiguan's body, this vehicle has been equipped with the new car's body work...


Volkswagen Tiguan update brings more powerful engines, new infotainment systems - UPDATED
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Volkswagen Tiguan update brings more powerful engines, new infotainment systems - UPDATED

An updated Volkswagen Tiguan, featuring revised engine options and new infotainment units, has been detailed in Europe. Under the bonnet, the revised Tiguan will be available with two upgraded diesel engines. A 110kW version of the company's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel replaces the current 103kW edition...


Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report
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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf due in 2016 will reportedly feature segment-first gesture control technology that will replace many of the car’s physical buttons and dials with touch-sensitive surfaces. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed some of the gesture control technology previewed earlier this year in the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept would make its way into the popular small car within 18 months...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1.2-litre, and 92kW and 110kW 1.4-litre units...


Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos
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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped photos of a prototype of the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R400 in the town of Nurburg, Germany. Outwardly, the prototype looks like a regular seventh-generation Golf R hatchback, but a closer inspection reveals a few telltale signs, including some external and internal diagnostic equipment...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.


Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee

Thirteen apprentices from Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg facility and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have collaborated to produce the one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine that debuted today at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The Dark Shine concept unveiled today at the Worthersee festival in Austria started life nine months ago as a body-in-white three-door Golf GTI Performance hot-hatch...


Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster
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Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster

Volkswagen apprentices from Zwickau have produced one of the highlights of this year’s Worthersee festival: the Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon. Fourteen apprentices from the German car maker’s Zwickau production plant collaborated on the bright blue Biturbo Wagon concept that was unveiled in Austria today...


Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee
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Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee

The enthusiast-made Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi may have upstaged the Volkswagen Group's factory-backed concept cars at the 2015 Worthersee festival in Austria. Constructed by Fred Bernhard, a trained coach builder, the T1 Race Taxi was a labour of love over six years. It all began when Bernhard, a Swiss national, bought a rusting 1962 split-window Volkswagen T1 Transporter from a scrap dealer...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept was unveiled overnight at the annual Worthersee festival in Austria. Under the concept's white, blue and black body is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that develops a total of 295kW of power and 670Nm of torque. Beneath the bonnet there's a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine borrowed from the Polo R WRC...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition

Fresh images of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept have been released, giving us our clearest idea yet of what to expect from the 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition that’s set to be released in 2016. Today’s images come less than 48 hours after Volkswagen initially released a pair of design sketches of the Golf GTI Clubsport concept, which is making its debut at this week’s Worthersee festival in Austria...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines
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Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines

German company Volkswagen Group has unveiled what could be the high-performance bookends of its future engine range: a new powered-up 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a beefy 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The Volkswagen Group's new W12 TSI engine is claimed to be the "most economical twelve-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment", with the 6...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...