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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

World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

To say Slovenia has gone through a few rough patches throughout history is beyond an understatement. But with the relative calm and stability of post 1990s independence, the northern region of the former Yugoslavia, much like its southern neighbour Croatia, has become an increasingly popular destination for the smart and discerning traveller...

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original: Quick drive

The 'purist' GTI is back. Three doors, limited options, and a good whack cheaper than the regular model. That's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original. Volkswagen's Australian arm confirmed the new $37,490 offering in August last year, after having first offered the GTI Performance Edition 1 three-door at just over $10,000 more than the Original...

2018 Volkswagen Arteon review

Volkswagen gets arty with a new flagship passenger car, but can the Arteon keep style-conscious executives out of A5 Sportbacks, 4 Series Gran Coupes or C-Classes?

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review

At $58K, the Wolfsburg Edition is all the Volkswagen Golf R you can eat. But do extra goodies without added performance make it desirable enough for the VW fan who wants it all?

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Volkswagen Videos

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review

See the full article here. There is a battle royale on at the moment for the adventurous sporty types and the SUV is clearly winning. We have such an obsession with large ambling SUVs in Australia that a casual cruise by the local school at drop-off time had me lose count of the large vehicles occupying, at best guess, 60 per cent of the local parking spaces...

2018 Volkswagen Arteon review

See the full article here. Remember the Volkswagen Phaeton? While it never came to Australia, it became globally renowned for being somewhat of an over-engineered (Bentley-based) oddball. The people’s limousine, as it were, was produced for 15 years, but the Bentley-based model missed sales targets, flopped early in the crucial US market, was reportedly one of Europe’s biggest loss-makers, and failed to transform VW’s brand image as hoped...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

With a slight power climb, added tech and that same AWD composure, the Volkswagen Golf R has few rivals in the performance hatch stakes.

Volkswagen T-Roc unveiled at Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen has revealed its all-new T-Roc compact SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.  ...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

2017 Ford Transit Custom 290S auto v Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 auto comparison

A growing majority of tradies and delivery drivers are choosing automatic transmissions for their vans, in a bid to give their left feet a rest in the daily grind of gridlock. The majority of these vans sold are the fleet-favoured (but ordinary to drive) Toyota HiAce and the evergreen Hyundai iLoad, but here we're looking at the next rung down...

2018 Nissan Navara SL v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You've got a dilemma. You need a workhorse and bells and whistles but don't want to spend mega bucks. You could opt for a poverty pack ute and deal with the missing features, or, you could stump up the cash for the latest work-oriented dual-cab utes from Nissan and Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen ID Vizzion previewed ahead of Geneva

Volkswagen has handed down a first look at its new ID Vizzion concept, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut next month. The big sedan, complete with fashionable sloping roofline, previews the looks and technology you'd expect to see in a "fully automated premium-class saloon" from the brand...

Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021

Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 pricing and specs

The special-edition Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has been detailed ahead of its March launch, priced from $64,990 drive-away. Limited to 120 units, the Kombi 70 is based on the Multivan TDI340 Comfortline, and comes exclusively with a DSG transmission. The special model celebrates 70 years "since the conception" of the original Kombi van, adding a range of retro-styled equipment to celebrate the milestone...

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110 TDI Adventure (Special Ed) review

When the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan first broke cover in April 2016 at the Berlin International Media Event, it was love at first sight for me. I remember watching first-drive impression videos over and over again on YouTube from channels all around the world, some even in foreign languages with no subtitles. Did I care? No...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110 TSI Comfortline review

I am a longtime supporter of Volkswagen and Subaru, having owned several of each. Recently, I had to choose between the Forester and the Tiguan for my work drive car. I spent a lot of time comparing four cars to come up with the answer. In my review were the Hyundai Tuscon, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and the newly arrived VW Tiguan...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

Motoring journalists just don’t get it. Whenever I read an article about the Golf R, it always seems to involve a racetrack and a comparison with a Focus RS, Honda Type R or some other hardcore device. The reality is track performance has no relevance to the 99 per cent of car enthusiasts. I feel the reviewers are missing something obvious...

2017 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

A family medical situation earlier this year forced us to recently upgrade our 2010 Mazda 6 diesel wagon (a manual, which we loved) to a car with an automatic transmission – our first automatic in over 14 years! As a family with three young boys we love station wagons as they’re practical, good to drive and not SUVs...

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