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.
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review : 155TSI R Line
  • Chassis balance and driving precision is excellent; great driver's SUV; upgraded interior and bodykit additions add to the appeal
  • Cabin is still short on space against the competitors; R-Line model isn't exactly cheap; fuel usage is a littler higher than we'd like in this class

OUR RATING
7 / 10

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review : 155TSI R Line

The introduction of the R-Line package brings the Tiguan in line with other models in the VW fleet, and adds a touch of flair to a solid all rounder.

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Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling
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Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling

The next-generation Volkswagen Transporter van has been teased in a new sketch ahead of its official unveiling in April. Known by a multitude of names — including Multivan, Caravelle and Transporter — depending on the layout and specification, the next-generation van will carry the internal designation T6...


Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review
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Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review

Not everyone wants an SUV and even those who crave one may be better off with a traditional wagon – it is a line we’ve heard before, yet the sales charts scream that the people have spoken otherwise. Neither the Peugeot 308 Touring or Volkswagen Golf Wagon can provide the high driving position of a sports utility vehicle, and likewise they don’t sit high enough that you could slide a baby into a capsule without bending down into the car...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Is it small? Is it medium? Perhaps the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is just right?

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$22,790 - $25,290

Volkswagen planning to kill off slow selling models including the Beetle
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Volkswagen planning to kill off slow selling models including the Beetle

In its bid to rein in costs and increase profitability, Volkswagen is exploring several options including killing off the iconic Beetle nameplate. Sales of the second generation of the new Bug, introduced in 2012, have been disappointing over the last few years, particularly after the international hype that surrounded the car’s launch in 1997...


Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE unveiled with V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain
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Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE unveiled with V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain

The Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE has been revealed in full on the night before the 2015 Geneva motor show. According to Klaus Bischoff, head of design at Volkswagen, "the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is a car that we position above today's Volkswagen CC", that has been developed to "elicit an 'I want to have it' feeling"...


Volkswagen Passat wins 2015 European Car of the Year award
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Volkswagen Passat wins 2015 European Car of the Year award

The next-generation Volkswagen Passat has been presented with the 2015 European Car of the Year award prior to the start of the Geneva motor show. This year's European Car of the Year award was decided by a 58 member jury drawn from publications across the European Union...


Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy
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Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy

What’s the cheapest way to get into a new van? Here are four examples, from four different nations, for your consideration. For about the price of an entry-level small-segment hatchback, you can clamber into a new Italian Fiat Doblo (actually made in Turkey), French Renault Kangoo or German Volkswagen Caddy (Polish built)...


Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE sketches out new VW design language
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Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE sketches out new VW design language

Sketches of the Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which will debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, have been posted online. According to the Wolfsburg-based company, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is the "champion of a new progressive Volkswagen design language". In the words of Walter de Silva, Volkswagen's design chief: "Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupe Concept GTE...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

The slinky Volkswagen Scirocco was spared from local discontinuation last year, so we spent a week with the upgraded model

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$48,490

Volkswagen Touran MPV unveiled ahead of Geneva
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Volkswagen Touran MPV unveiled ahead of Geneva

The next-generation Volkswagen Touran small MPV has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show. Measuring 4527mm from front to rear, the new Touran is 130mm longer than the outgoing model. Much of that increase in length has been passed on to the wheelbase, which now measures 2791mm or 113mm longer than before...


Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan

Sun, sand, surf... Australians love nothing more than going to the beach. Unless of course it’s a Saturday afternoon where we drape ourselves in team colours and cheer on our side to either cross the try line or kick through the middle posts...


2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled
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2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been uncovered ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The second-generation version of the rugged, all-wheel-drive Passat Alltrack wagon (which is based upon the eighth-generation Passat) follows a familiar theme, with off-road-inspired body cladding, heavy duty bashplates on the bumpers, and suspension that's raised by 27...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta from $21,990 driveaway in introductory pricing offer
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta from $21,990 driveaway in introductory pricing offer

The newly released 2015 Volkswagen Jetta will be even cheaper than originally thought, starting from $21,990 driveaway as part of a special introductory offer. The best savings apply to the entry-level Jetta 118TSI Trendline variants. The six-speed manual gets the eye-grabbing $21,990 driveaway sticker, which is down on its regular price of $22,790 before on-road costs – a price that’s already $2200 cheaper than the pre-facelifted model...


2015 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 103TSI
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 103TSI

The Volkswagen Golf R-Line range includes a petrol model that pushes the warm hatch angle - and it does so convincingly.

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$34,990

Towing with Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline
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Towing with Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline

Towing capacities can be a confusing subject. What do the weights mean in the real world?

If you have a small SUV, it will likely have a 750kg unbraked capacity - which means pulling a jetski is within your range...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy revealed
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy revealed

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy compact van has been revealed, gaining new engines, a suite of advanced safety systems, and sharper, more car-like design elements inspired by the brand’s passenger models. The fourth-generation Caddy will go on sale in Germany at the end of June before rolling out into other international markets from the second half of the year, including Australia in the final quarter of 2015...


Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review
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Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review

The hot-hatch genre may be moving at exceptional pace across all price points, but circa-$50,000 fast hatchbacks are also defying stereotypes that used to be a given. Five years ago the Renault Sport Megane was crowned the undisputed king of a segment that stuffs an energetic engine under the bonnet of a relatively small car...


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. Like the GTD hatch, the wagon is powered by a 2...


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...