Volkswagen

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 Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva

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Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva

The latest hot Golf variant, the Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon, will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Although the GTD nameplate has been used by the company since 1982, this is the first time it's been affixed to a Golf wagon...

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Volkswagen lifts Polo, Golf, Beetle, CC prices
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Volkswagen lifts Polo, Golf, Beetle, CC prices

Volkswagen Australia says exchange rate and inflationary pressures have forced it to increase the price of a number of models across its passenger car range. The increases, which range from $200 to $1000, apply to the majority of variants in the Polo, Golf hatch and wagon, Beetle and CC model lines...


Volkswagen Beetle R-Line review : A more brutish Bug?
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Volkswagen Beetle R-Line review : A more brutish Bug?

A couple of years ago, Volkswagen pretty much admitted what the rest of the world knew: the Beetle, once the people’s car, had become a bit of a girl’s car.

So it went to great lengths to make the new one more masculine, giving it a few sharper lines, making it much better to punt around, and ditching the vase for your gerbera...


2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review: R-Line
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review: R-Line

The Volkswagen Beetle is a modern motoring icon. The 'new' Beetle appeals to buyers on a range of fronts, with this R-Line model perhaps the pick of the bunch.


Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations
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Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations

Volkswagen and BMW will install a set of almost 100 fast charging stations across the US by the end of 2015. The concerted effort by the two German automakers will expand the existing charging station network operated by Chargepoint. The new charging facilities will be located along the west coast and in the heavily populated north-eastern corner...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is rolling into Australian showrooms this month with sharper exterior styling, an updated interior and subtle specification changes. While Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated Touareg or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived in Australia wearing the lowest price tag ever attached to the compact sedan. The updated model costs $22,790 before on-road costs in 118TSI Trendline manual guise, down $2200 compared with its predecessor. Volkswagen has also reintroduced a sporting variant, the 155TSI Highline Sport, priced from $39,990...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan

They don’t call Australia the big brown land for nothing. Most of us may live near the blue of the ocean and travel on roads that are black, but there is plenty of brown stuff to be found everywhere else. Country folk who want a medium SUV aren’t necessarily looking at parking prowess or kerb-hopping abilities; rather the ability to cross big distance efficiently and effectively, often on dirt, is the score...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut

The 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R has arrived in Australia with a new price tag that’s $2000 lower than before. The updated Scirocco R costs $45,990 in six-speed manual form and $48,490 when equipped with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG (both prices before on-road costs)...


Volkswagen Tiguan : Next-gen SUV confirmed with seven seats, 500-litre-plus boot
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Volkswagen Tiguan : Next-gen SUV confirmed with seven seats, 500-litre-plus boot

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan won’t go on sale until 2017, but it will boast big changes including a longer wheelbase, seven-seat capability and a 500-litre-plus boot, the German brand has confirmed. Volkswagen America CEO Michael Horn spoke with CarAdvice just hours before the opening of the Detroit motor show, revealing that the next Tiguan will also be built in North America as well as Europe...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch gesture control: Experimental interior hands-on impressions

Take your regular run-of-the-mill uber-hot-hatch and fit it out with an experimental interior technology package and you have the Volkswagen Golf R Touch. At the 2015 CES, we got our first taste of what Volkswagen is working on. From the outside, were it not for the car’s grey-on-red body work, there’s no real way to distinguish the Golf R Touch from its showroom brethren...


Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept : Affordable X6 rival revealed
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Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept : Affordable X6 rival revealed

The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept been unveiled on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, offering the latest preview of the brand’s future mid-size SUV model series. The Cross Coupe GTE is an evolution of the CrossBlue Coupe concept that debuted in Shanghai in April, which was itself a spin-off of the seven-seat CrossBlue concept from last January’s Detroit show...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok : Pricing and specification changes
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok : Pricing and specification changes

Details of the 2015 Volkswagen Amarok range have been announced, with the German company increasing equipment and specification levels for its diesel-powered range while also axing the existing petrol version. The Volkswagen Amarok was previously available with the TSI300 engine (a 2...


Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology
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Volkswagen Golf R Touch previews possible touch-enabled and gesture cabin technology

At its first ever CES, the German behemoth unveiled its Volkswagen Golf R Touch, which packs an array of high resolution screens, gesture sensing technology and capacitive buttons into the cabin. As far as the drivetrain goes, we're lead to believe that the Golf R Touch features the same kilowatt-packed 2...


2015 Volkswagen New Cars
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2015 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2015.   Volkswagen Jetta – January An updated version of the slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta mid-size sedan will arrive early in the year, likely bringing with it a new price tag and revised equipment...


Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI

Is the only sporty diesel version of the Volkswagen Golf worth considering? Matt Campbell finds out.

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2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline: week with Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline: week with Review

Dual cab utes are becoming the Tonka trucks of choice for inner city families, but do they work? James takes the Volkswagen Amarok for a week to find out.


Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'
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Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'

With recent recalls and poor customer satisfaction ratings continuing to blemish the Volkswagen marque in Australia and across the globe, the local division has conceded that investment into the group's aftersales and dealer networks has been inadequate...


Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report
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Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report

Volkswagen is mulling how best to develop a new sedan, which should appear before the end of the decade, that will sit between the Passat and next-gen Phaeton. AutoBild understands that Volkswagen is currently considering options for a new sedan to fit between the Passat, in its various guises, and the second-generation Phaeton...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Dave heads to Spain to drive the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on road and on track...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list

Volkswagen Australia is doing all it can to get local buyers behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R wagon and the production version of its T-Roc concept. The hot Volkswagen Golf R wagon was unveiled at last month's Los Angeles auto show, while the as-yet unconfirmed for production, Evoque-rivalling T-Roc premiered at March's Geneva motor show...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz

The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will launch locally in 2015, but its keynote adjustable suspension will not be made available, at least initially. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of our first drive of the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI this week, Volkswagen Group Australia general manager of communications Karl Gehling said the local division is not planning on offering the adjustable 'Sport Select' suspension come the model's second-quarter Australian launch...


Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf
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Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context...


Utes and Tradies

Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...


Utes and Tradies
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Utes and Tradies

Tradies share a special bond with their utes, relying on them for work as well as hauling the family around. CarAdvice introduces four tradies to four very different styles of work utes - the Volkswagen Amarok, Renault Master, Holden Commodore SV6 and the Mahindra Genio.


Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car

The Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion has been revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, debuting a near-production-ready hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system in the German manufacturer’s top-selling small car...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA

The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R wagon will have its global unveiling at this week's Los Angeles auto show. Debuting eight months after our spy photographers spotted the car undergoing testing in Germany, the new wagon features the familiar Golf R mechanical package wrapped up in a more practical, load-lugging body...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Review : An action packed weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Review : An action packed weekender

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van is a popular choice as a courier or delivery vehicle - but can it double as a practical weekend car for active people?

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