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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

Company Car: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI long-term review three

Dave jumps in the CarAdvice long-term Volkswagen Golf GTI to see how the Germans handle the Aussie staple, long-slog drive from Melbourne to Sydney...

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI update brings a power bump to 169kW, and adds state-of-the-art infotainment tech as an option. It's hard to envisage a better all-round hot hatch.

2017 Volkswagen Golf review

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf update is subtle in many ways, but the running tech changes bring worthy improvements to our benchmark small car offering...

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For our third instalment in the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review, we asked Brett Sullivan, producer, videographer and editor, to tell us his thoughts. To keep it simple, we asked him the same questions. You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? In general, I think it’s fantastic...

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Volkswagen Videos

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

Read the full review here. When it arrived in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok redefined what was capable for a double-cab ute. A car-like cabin, and car-like ride made the VW pickup feel different to the trucks we were used to. It felt, well… car-like. But time moved on, and competitors caught up to the Amarok...

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!

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf remains one of the best selling small cars on the market. So you can imagine why Holden was so keen to get the all-new 2017 Holden Astra into Australia, launching the vehicle in late 2016, following on from it winning the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award...

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...

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Volkswagen News

2018 Volkswagen Arteon teased ahead of Geneva debut

Tightly cropped front and rear views of the coming Volkswagen Arteon five-door 'coupe' have been teased ahead of the car's full reveal at the upcoming Geneva motor show. The Arteon's twin-headlight setup, and grille bars that blend into the LED driving lights were leaked in a series of renderings published August last year...

CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...

2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing. It appears the large SUV is beginning to shed some of its disguise, with black-and-white camouflage replacing the thick black sheets that adorned previously-spotted prototypes, however, the second prototype does wear the thick black disguise...

Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD

The Volkswagen Golf GTD diesel-powered hot hatch partner to the GTI petrol remains no chance of returning to Australia after a five-year absence, nor does the slinky Skoda Octavia-rivalling wagon derivative bearing the same badge. We put the question to VW this week on the global launch of the updated 2017 Golf 'Mk7...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

After owning a Ford Falcon XR6 for over three years, I thought it was time for a change. I decided to go for a 2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI with a seven-speed DSG, and what a change it was. Everything about the Polo, from the engine note to the interior, screams refinement. It has a little 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that pumps out 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque...

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 125TSI review

When the Volkswagen Tiguan went on sale in Australia back in 2008, it seemed to take the market by force, at least from where I was sitting. No longer were the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 and the Land Rover Freelander kings of the medium SUV world...

2008 Volkswagen Golf GTi Review

I was looking to buy a first car which would be fun and looked good but would also never let me down. It was safe to say it was love at first sight when I saw my car. It had everything I wanted in a car, plus a few optional extras hard to find in cars in the 14 to 15 thousand dollar range, such as sun roof; sat nav and premium sound system...

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...

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Volkswagen Galleries

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

2017 Volkswagen Golf review

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