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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

Volkswagen Driving Experience

When tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice tour went on sale, some of the biggest venues in the world sold out in just minutes. Well, so did places in the Volkswagen Driving Experience. Okay, so maybe not quite as fast as the concert tickets that were snaffled up in record time, but the six sessions held in Sydney recently were sold-out in less than 30 minutes...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review

We head to Germany to test drive the updated Volkswagen Amarok. The highlight is that newly added turbo-diesel V6 engine, which will land in Australia in two trim grades. Will it be worth the big spend?

2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

A fan of the ruggedly-styled Volkswagen Passat Alltrack but need something smaller? Enter the 2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack...

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review: Long-term ownership report one

We put our money where our mouth is and BUY a Volkswagen Golf GTI...

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Volkswagen Videos

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Review

Read the article here. Call the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance boring. Call it bland. Call it the populist choice that will ensure you’re forever anonymous, running round in a sea of other Volkswagen Golfs. You can call the GTI Performance all those things but there’s one other title you should also bestow upon it - the most complete, all-round hot-hatch benchmark...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline v Volkswagen Golf R Review : Wagon track battle

Read the article here. At CarAdvice, we argue about cars. A lot. On almost a daily basis, protagonists will stake claims, draw battle lines, spit dummies, and grudge matches play out around the office with rarely any resolution reached. It’s not the imbalanced bravado and colourful language that makes such conflict unfit for publication, it just doesn’t really fit the largely objective mould of critical review...

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years/Clubsport : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen has confirmed to CarAdvice that it will bring the five-door Golf Clubsport, the most powerful Golf GTI ever, to Australia around mid year. But as the Clubsport nameplate is currently used by Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), the Golf Clubsport will be called the ‘Golf GTI 40 Years’ locally when it goes on sale here around mid-year...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy's famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque's go-fast parts bin, this 'regular 595' is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.

Peugeot 308 GTi 270 v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Comparison

How does Peugeot's wicked new 308 GTi 270 flagship hot hatch fare against the established might of Volkswagen's GTI Performance edition? We hit the twisty back-roads to find out.

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Volkswagen News

CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...

Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report

A new report indicates that the Volkswagen is close to agreeing a US$10.2 billion ($13.8 billion) deal with the US government to settle the 'dieselgate' emissions tests cheating scandal. Two sources have told the Associated Press that the Volkswagen Group has reached a tentative agreement with various government agencies, and that full details of the settlement will be announced on Tuesday (US time) by San Francisco district court judge Charles Breyer...

Volkswagen AG details plan for cleaner future, as shareholder meeting turns acrimonious

Volkswagen AG says it will fit particulate filters to petrol engines, advocates independent emissions testing on its cars, and wants to be a leader in vehicle electrification and vehicle autonomy. But key shareholders remain furious over dieselgate...

Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report

The Volkswagen Group will reportedly axe around 40 models to cut costs and make way for an electric vehicle onslaught. Sources within Volkswagen told German newspaper Handelsblatt that the automaker will cut a total of around 40 models from its mainstream Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 125 TSI Review

The Tiguan is a joy to drive. The Tiguan has been good to own, mostly. With a turbocharged 2.0 engine mated to a 6-speed torque-converter transmission, the car accelerates keenly with a silky-smooth urgency. We struggle to hear or feel the car changing gear in either direction. In fact the car's mechanicals generally feel a class above some of its competitors...

2012 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

In 2011, I acquired a small business where I found a requirement for a vehicle capable of towing 3.5T. Upon researching the options available at the time, I found the VW Touareg. Here was a limousine capable of real work. There was nothing to compare with the “Tow-rag”...

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

Let me guess, most of your driving is done on your own, sitting in traffic on your way to work. While you dream of punting a sports car along a clear winding road, the reality is that, at best, you get this opportunity once a week. You feel you need a big car to carry people and belongings but again in reality, its invariably just you and your briefcase...

2010 Volkswagen Polo 7 Tsi Comfortline Review

I purchased my 2010 Polo 77TSI Comfortline 1.2 Manual at 108,000km for an absolute steal. It'd been well cared for and the seller was genuinely leaving the country. Upgrading from my beloved 2001 Mazda 323, first impressions were good. I could actually see at night and the wipers worked. However, I soon came to realise that all was not peachy...

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