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Volkswagen was founded in 1937 and became famous for the Beetle (which was designed by Ferdinand Porsche). Today the German company owns Audi, Bugatti, Skoda, Lamborghini, SEAT and Porsche. Volkswagen has managed to grow its marketshare in Australia substantially over the last decade to take 9th position ahead of Honda with models such as the Golf, Passat, Polo, Touareg & Tiguan. Volkswagen aims to become the world's largest manufacturer and currently sells 14 different models in Australia.

Volkswagen Reviews

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate review

Ultimate by name, but does the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate live up to its claim?

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-line Wagon review

Is the new flagship Passat wagon the most premium vehicle the so-called 'semi-premium' carmaker from Wolfsburg currently produces? We hit the road for 2500 kays to find out.

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review

The CarAdvice Melbourne team drives the "40 Years" Golf GTI during the week and compares with our current standard GTI.

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Volkswagen Videos

2020 Volkswagen ID Concept - 2016 Paris Motor Show

The Volkswagen ID is the future of affordable EV motoring according to VW. Expected to be available in production form by 2020, the ID brings long-range EV power and autonomous technology for an affordable price.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline Review

Read the full review here. Could this – the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline – be the sweet spot in the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan range? Well, it could be – if you’re looking at spending less than $45,000, and you’re after a mid-sized SUV that has more space than most of its rivals, and one of the best cabins of anything at this price point...

2017 Volkswagen Passat and Golf GTE - 2016 Paris Motor Show

Hybrids are big news at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and Volkswagen is pulling no punches with their GTE lineup. The Golf mirrors the sporty look of a GTI, but has a 1.4-litre petrol engine and hybrid drive system to allow a 1.7L/100km fuel consumption. It even has tartan seats!

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4x4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand name that is known and has the backing of a strong dealer network. Well, these two utes – the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ and Volkswagen Amarok Core – could be for you...

Medium wagon comparison: Hyundai i40 v Mazda 6 v Volkswagen Passat

At the risk of flogging the proverbial horse, we often wonder why more people don’t buy mid-sized wagons over medium SUVs. We understand the appeal of the latter body type’s high riding position, with its greater visibility, ease of access and feeling of safety. But with some equanimity we'd counter that passenger car alternatives often offer more, for less...

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year

The US-market long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan, which will be known here as the Tiguan Allspace when it arrives in the first half of 2018, has been officially revealed at the Detroit motor show this week. Based on the company's modular MQB architecture – which underpins an array of models from the Golf hatch to the Atlas large SUV – the stretched Tiguan features up to seven seats and a wheelbase that is 112mm longer than the short-wheelbase version already on sale in Australia...

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed

The latest member in the family of Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, a modern-day interpretation of the VW Kombi or Microbus – and it looks like this time it might actually make it to production. The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept follows on from the brand’s I.D...

Brands that lost the most sales in 2016

The Australian new car market hit an all-time sales high last year, up two per cent to nearly 1.18 million units. Many brands experienced record highs, substantial yearly growth, or both. But some went the other direction. Brands that lost out in 2016, by volume, include: Jeep – down 11,798 units to 12,620 The American icon had a bad time in 2016, almost halving its sales over the previous year and falling behind the likes of Isuzu Ute and Land Rover...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2003 Volkswagen Golf GTi review

As a teenager, it seems few things actually matter in life – having a ‘fully sick’ turbocharged car is one of the few things you think actually does matter. Here in South Australia, as well as in a number of other states, turbocharged cars were outlawed for P-platers because, it's believed, that tiny little bit of boost was too much for the small minds and feeble hands of rookie drivers to manage...

2016 Volkswagen Golf 92 TSI Comfortline review

Before I purchased my new Golf TSI Comfortline in March this year, I spent many hours searching various motoring websites for car reviews, and Forum sites for a list of cars that might suit me (e.g.; Mazda3, Kia Cerato, Hyundai i30 and Elantra, Toyota Corolla – and I even test-drove a Kia Si Sportage Diesel)...

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTi Performance Review

Traditionally I have been a loyal Subaru fan (WRX and Liberty GT & 3.6R) but you outgrow the Subaru range. I read all the media hype regarding the VW Golf and took the plunge with a red VW Golf GTI Performance Pack with HP bump, R brakes, Dual Xenon’s and LED, LSD, Alcantara and Adaptive Chassis Control. At just over 2 years in, I am still in love...

2016 Volkswagen Golf 92TSI Review

The Volkswagen Golf is a really well put together and great handling small car let down by a clunky dual-clutch gearbox. We purchased this basest of base model 92TSI Golfs as an ex-demo with around 4k on the odometer for $22,000 dollars - pricing that seems pretty competitive with other small cars on the market, discounting what will probably be higher servicing costs...

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