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 Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1...

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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos
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Volkswagen Golf R400 spy photos

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped photos of a prototype of the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R400 in the town of Nurburg, Germany. Outwardly, the prototype looks like a regular seventh-generation Golf R hatchback, but a closer inspection reveals a few telltale signs, including some external and internal diagnostic equipment...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.


Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee

Thirteen apprentices from Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg facility and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have collaborated to produce the one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine that debuted today at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The Dark Shine concept unveiled today at the Worthersee festival in Austria started life nine months ago as a body-in-white three-door Golf GTI Performance hot-hatch...


Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster
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Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster

Volkswagen apprentices from Zwickau have produced one of the highlights of this year’s Worthersee festival: the Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon. Fourteen apprentices from the German car maker’s Zwickau production plant collaborated on the bright blue Biturbo Wagon concept that was unveiled in Austria today...


Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee
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Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with twin-turbo Porsche drivetrain on show at Worthersee

The enthusiast-made Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi may have upstaged the Volkswagen Group's factory-backed concept cars at the 2015 Worthersee festival in Austria. Constructed by Fred Bernhard, a trained coach builder, the T1 Race Taxi was a labour of love over six years. It all began when Bernhard, a Swiss national, bought a rusting 1962 split-window Volkswagen T1 Transporter from a scrap dealer...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept was unveiled overnight at the annual Worthersee festival in Austria. Under the concept's white, blue and black body is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that develops a total of 295kW of power and 670Nm of torque. Beneath the bonnet there's a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine borrowed from the Polo R WRC...


Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI?

Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept previews anniversary edition

Fresh images of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept have been released, giving us our clearest idea yet of what to expect from the 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition that’s set to be released in 2016. Today’s images come less than 48 hours after Volkswagen initially released a pair of design sketches of the Golf GTI Clubsport concept, which is making its debut at this week’s Worthersee festival in Austria...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines
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Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines

German company Volkswagen Group has unveiled what could be the high-performance bookends of its future engine range: a new powered-up 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a beefy 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The Volkswagen Group's new W12 TSI engine is claimed to be the "most economical twelve-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment", with the 6...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?
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Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?

Volkswagen AG has been in the news for a lot of reasons lately. There has been the sensational fracture at its very summit, resulting in the departure of scion Ferdinand Piech after he failed to gain support to oust incumbent CEO Martin Winterkorn. There's the less-than-ideal profit breakdowns in recent times, with both Audi and Porsche yielding higher operating profits than Volkswagen Passenger Cars in 2014, which dropped 14...


Volkswagen Australia notches new sales record
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Volkswagen Australia notches new sales record

Volkswagen swept up the sales charts in April, finishing in sixth position on the back of 13.8 per cent growth over the same month in 2014. Australia’s top-selling European brand recorded 4572 deliveries in April and netted 5.6 per cent market share, enough to leap ahead of both Mitsubishi (4077) and Nissan (4188), and not all that far off Ford (5163)...


More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review

Need to move a lot of gear in a hurry and hate SUVs? The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is your perfect car.


2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Golf goes off-road with the jacked-up Alltrack Estate all-wheel-drive variant.


Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf R Estate confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Golf R Estate has at last been confirmed for an Australian launch, with the first examples to arrive around October this year. As the name suggests, the hottest Golf wagon derivative uses all the same go-fast mechanicals as the familiar Golf R hatch and shares the same styling cues, but adds an extra level of practicality...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

Evolution rather than revolution, the revised Volkswagen Touareg remains an impressive all-rounder with plenty of appeal.

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Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?
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Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?

The next all-new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is a number of years away yet, but the company is considering an additional, and rather fascinating, idea to complement it. Firstly, Volkswagen’s next properly new soft-top Golf, rather than being spun off the current Golf VII, looks set to be based on the eighth-generation Golf due in 2017/18...


Volkswagen Golf R400 confirmed for production - report
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Volkswagen Golf R400 confirmed for production - report

The red-hot Volkswagen Golf R400 has been given the green light for production. Volkswagen Group head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser told UK publication Car his team is hard at work honing the most insane production hatchback in the company’s history. “We have the Golf more sporty than ever, since we soon will have the Golf R400 – we will do this car,” Neusser revealed...


Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech steps down after unsuccessful move against CEO
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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech steps down after unsuccessful move against CEO

After unsuccessfully attempting to oust current Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, Ferdinand Piech has fallen on his sword and stepped down as the company's chairman. Yesterday we summarised the goings-on in the upper echelons of Volkswagen over the past few weeks, with Volkswagen chairman and scion Ferdinand Piech (above) looking to unseat the company's current CEO, Martin Winterkorn...


Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level - reports
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Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level - reports

Volkswagen scion and chairman, Ferdinand Piech, is reportedly trying to oust the company's CEO despite having failed once already, reports claim. The machinations taking place at board level at Volkswagen have filled the pages of both German newspapers and automotive trade publications over the last few weeks...


Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report
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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report

A report today indicates that Volkswagen is considering a tie-up with Chinese car maker Great Wall in order to produce a budget car. Manager Magazin believes that Volkswagen is looking for ways to produce a budget car primarily aimed at the Chinese market. One scenario involves Volkswagen co-operating with Great Wall on just such a project, with the German conglomerate possibly taking a financial stake in Great Wall...


Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed
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Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed

The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept makes its debut this week at the Shanghai motor show, giving us a good look at what to expect from the company’s forthcoming Chinese-market luxury limousine. At more than five-metres long — close to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class — the concept is clearly previewing Volkswagen’s new-range topping passenger family...


Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced
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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. Volkswagen Choice works identically the Skoda Choice program announced by the German car maker’s Czech sister brand last month, allowing VW customers to know the minimum value of their car at the end of their term and being free to either retain, return or trade it in...


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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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...