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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

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline review: Long-term report two – interior space and comfort

Our long-term Volkswagen Tiguan has already proved its mettle as a city-focused medium SUV in many ways, which we’ll detail in later instalments. Here, though, the focus is on the Tiguan’s utilitarian interior. The 132TSI Comfortline model we have in our garage sits in the middle of the Tiguan range and will set you back around $41K before on-road costs...

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure review

We know the Touareg platform is ageing in the face of revised competition, but with this special Adventure edition, Volkswagen has injected some new appeal and value into an already excellent SUV.

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2017 Volkswagen Caddy Runner review

A price that isn't as sharp as it once was, and a ride that is sharper than we'd hoped: those are two elements that make the 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Runner an option that requires some weighing up.

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Volkswagen Videos

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure: Quick Review

See the full article here. How do you inject some excitement back into an ageing – but still excellent – platform? In the case of the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure, you add some lifestyle-focused sorcery, and perhaps most importantly, affix a sharp pricing structure. You’ll know from reading any of our previous reviews, that CarAdvice respects the all-round ability of the Touareg...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline has all the makings of a proper sports model, but without a catchy name. Should it be called the Tiguan GTI? James takes a closer look.

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...

2017 Ford Ranger XLT vs Volkswagen Amarok V6

Double-cab pickups have been getting ever closer to their SUV stablemates in terms of comfort, safety and technology... but it seems power hasn't been a huge focus. Until now. We put the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 up against the Ford Ranger XLT to see if the new car's added oomph is enough to make it king of the utes.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Citroen Berlingo v Fiat Doblo v Volkswagen Caddy comparison

Small vans at small prices – that’s the mantra for this test, with three value-focused compact cargo carriers going against each other to find out which is the best small van you can get. The three vans we have here may not be household names to the majority of passenger car buyers, but if you own a small business – say you’re a florist, plumber, painter, baker or any number of other professions – there’s a chance you know the Citroen Berlingo, Fiat Doblo and Volkswagen Caddy...

Volkswagen Beetle Old v New: 1965 v 2017

Cars of the 1940s and 1950s around the world were big and trimmed to the gills in chrome. While most looked like airplanes and were stunning to look at, they also cost a small fortune to run. Enter the Volkswagen Beetle. First introduced in 1938, the tiny ‘people's car’ shot to prominence after World War II...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen Golf '7.5' launching with sharpened prices

Car companies have traditionally reserved aggressive subsidisation of on-road taxes and charges until a vehicle was further into its life cycle and had lost some of its lustre. But reflecting the extreme competitiveness of the Australian market - one of the world's most fragmented - many brands are offering key models with sharp drive-away deals at launch...

CarAdvice podcast 58: Go behind-the-scenes of the hatchback mega test

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Trent Nikolic on location with this view (above) from the Hunter Valley, while our hatchback mega test is underway. We talk how important the Kia Stinger is for the Korean brand in a special car news report after it received a CarAdvice rating of 9.0 in our latest review...

Volkswagen ID Buzz: Electric Kombi approved for production

The on-again-off-again spiritual successor to the Volkswagen Kombi is on again, with the brand's boss confirming the ID Buzz concept will head into production. Herbert Diess, chief of the Volkswagen brand, told AutoExpress, "Emotional cars are very important for the brand"...

2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year

Today, mere hours after the first clear images made their way online, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an official unveiling. The model replaces the current fifth-generation Polo that made its global debut at the 2009 Geneva motor show, before 2014 brought minor styling tweaks and significant technology changes...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review

After owning a 2009 TDI Golf and then the slightly larger 2013 TDI 2.0 Jetta I decided to upgrade yet again in April 2016 and purchased an ex-demo 132TSI Passat (2015 build) with a little over 400km on the clock. With just over 14,000km now travelled locally plus, three interstate trips, we're both absolutely thrilled with the comfort, quietness, feel and the economy...

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...

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