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.
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Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced

Volkswagen Australia has introduced the Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value program, designed to give customers peace of mind about the value of their vehicle at the end of their financing period...

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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show
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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show

The Volkswagen Scirocco GTS will make its official debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show, which kicks off next week. Like the original Scirocco GTS, which was introduced way back in 1982, the new iteration features a drivetrain shared with the contemporary Golf GTI. That means that under the striped bonnet lives a 162kW version of Volkswagen's 2...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

You asked for it and they delivered: the Volkswagen Polo GTI manual is back! Five years after switching from offering its pocket rocket exclusively with a manual gearbox to selling it solely with a dual-clutch automatic (DSG), Volkswagen has released the facelifted Polo GTI with the choice of transmissions as it attempts to satisfy every potential buyer...

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$27,490 - $29,990

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has landed in Australia with its long-awaited manual transmission alternative from $27,490 plus on-road costs. The six-speed manual’s price makes it the cheapest current-generation Polo GTI ever offered in Australia, undercutting even the discontinued three-door variant, and makes it just $500 more than the previous-generation Polo GTI manual that was last sold here in 2010...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled

The sixth-generation Volkswagen Transporter has been unveiled with, what can be best described as, an evolutionary design philosophy. Volkswagen describes the Transporter line as "a classic in design", therefore the company has decided that it should be "modernised cautiously". Motivation, at least in Europe, will primarily come via Volkswagen's EA288 Nutz turbo-diesel engine...


Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online
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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online

The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform. Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive:: New model adds extra equipment
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive: New model adds extra equipment

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been upgraded with a new Exclusive model now the sole variant for buyers to choose. The upgraded model sees the addition of plenty of standard equipment, including new 18-inch alloy wheels, and an updated media system with a 6.5-inch screen that includes satellite navigation and acts as a display for the standard reverse-view camera...


2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG

The Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hasn't changed, but its rivals have... is it still the benchmark?

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$28,140

VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review
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VW Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review

Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hatch review

The Volkswagen Golf is a critical darling, and we’re often asked why. It’s a good question.

Indeed, it’s rare to see a Golf of any stripe losing in a comparison test to one of its small-car rivals...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review : 155TSI R Line
Rating: 710 /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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$44,990

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...