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.
New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants

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New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants

It's been confirmed that new versions of the CC four-door "coupe" and Alltrack all-wheel drive wagon will be spun off from the just launched next-generation Volkswagen Passat...

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is hitting showrooms now, with all models gaining vital new equipment. As CarAdvice has previously reported, all 2015 Tiguan models gain a reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors and touchscreen media system, and the additional gear has attracted a price increase of between $500 and $1500, depending on the model...


Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges
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Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges

Volkswagen R-Line versions of the Golf Wagon and Tiguan compact SUV are now available, bringing the total number of sportily styled variants to five. As CarAdvice has previously reported, the move to add more R-Line packages is a conscious one to offer consumers "tougher looking" cars with more equipment...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

The new-look Volkswagen Scirocco R takes a good thing and makes it better.


Volkswagen recalls 1.1m vehicles globally : Beetle affected in Australia
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Volkswagen recalls 1.1m vehicles globally : Beetle affected in Australia

Volkswagen has recalled more than 1.1 million vehicles around the world over an issue with their rear suspension systems. The recall affects about 581,000 cars in China, 442,000 in the US and 126,000 in Canada, as well as a small number in other markets, including Australia and Germany...


A jaunt through WRC's heartland

A jaunt through WRC's heartland

The asphalt is clear. The buzz of insects intersperses the idle chatter of a crowd patiently awaiting the main event. They, and I, have gone to great lengths to see what we are about to see. A drive of hours through past vineyards and corn fields followed by a hike up a hill bordering on mountain-esque, with people flanking us carrying step-ladders, camping chairs and most importantly, slabs of Kronenbourg...


Volkswagen says PHEVs just a bridge to pure-electric future
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Volkswagen says PHEVs just a bridge to pure-electric future

The Volkswagen Group may be putting a huge investment into plug-in hybrid vehicle technologies across a number of its brands, but it remains simply a “bridging” technology on the path towards longer-range pure electric vehicles, according to its global drivetrain chief...


Volkswagen Polo and Passat R models still in the mix
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Volkswagen Polo and Passat R models still in the mix

“Unbelievable” sales of the new-generation Golf R the world over means Volkswagen is thinking about just how broad it can go with its performance range.  Volkswagen AG’s board member in charge of powertrain development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, told Australian media recently that the “emotional” R brand could spread to models such as the next-generation Polo or brand new Passat, or anywhere else for that matter...


2015 Volkswagen Passat Review
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2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is the eighth iteration of VW's top-selling vehicle worldwide, and it's a noticeable step up from the current one


Volkswagen Australia chief "comfortable" with delayed Passat launch
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Volkswagen Australia chief "comfortable" with delayed Passat launch

Volkswagen Australia managing director John White says he is comfortable that local examples of the new-generation Volkswagen Passat won’t arrive for more than 12 months after the European launch taking place this week...


2015 Volkswagen Passat specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Passat specifications

When the 2015 Volkswagen Passat launches locally - but not for about 12 months, as explained here by Volkswagen Australia managing director John White - it will be available in 132TSI guise with a 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine with circa 132kW/250Nm, and a 135TDI turbo-diesel expected to offer 140kW/400Nm from the same displacement...


Volkswagen Golf Wagon: week with Review
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon: week with Review

Everyone knows their way around this particular VW at CarAdvice... or do they? James tries to spend the week with the Volkswagen Golf Wagon.


Volkswagen XL2 Sport: Ducati-powered VW coupe concept intrigues in Paris
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Volkswagen XL2 Sport: Ducati-powered VW coupe concept intrigues in Paris

Volkswagen sprang something of a surprise on the eve of the Paris motor show at its annual Group Night, revealing a lean and mean sports coupe concept with ample production potential, developed with help from its famed motorcycle arm Ducati.  The wing-doored Volkswagen XL2 Sport, a performance derivation of the groundbreaking XL1 plug-in diesel hyper-miler, is pitched as a “driving machine unlike any other”...


Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015

The limited edition Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label will add a stylish edge to the rugged work ute when it arrives in Australia early next year. Volkswagen will bring 300 Amarok Dark Label models to our market, priced from $56,990 for the TDI400 manual and $59,990 for the TDI420 automatic...


Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed
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Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will be among the German giant’s reveals at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show.  The electrified take on its new-generation mid-sized staple takes on the GTE moniker premiered on the Mk7 Golf in February, and features a 160kW/400Nm powertrain that boasts claimed fuel use of less than 2...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review

Not so long ago, buying a little car meant making big compromises. While some contenders had their strong suits, none could claim the all-round ability of those in the next class up despite costing just a few thousand dollars less. But before you head out and buy a Corolla, know this: the city car class of 2014 is growing up fast...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review

Tegan and Tim put the new Honda Jazz and the updated Volkswagen Polo head to head in a battle of two of our favourite city cars.


2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack unveiled
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack unveiled

The rugged new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon has been revealed days before the 2014 Paris motor show. The new model has already been confirmed for the Australian market with an expected on-sale date by mid 2015, with Volkswagen Australia previously stating the car would follow the same mantra as the Passat Alltrack - and it's clear from these images that the resemblance is not in the name alone...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015

A new generation Volkswagen Transporter - the T6 - will be launched in 2015, it has been revealed. The announcement comes following the unveiling of the Volkswagen Tristar concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, where Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said the brand is set to "embark on an intensive period" after announcing an extra night shift at the German plant where the vans are built...


Volkswagen Tristar concept previews next-generation Transporter
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Volkswagen Tristar concept previews next-generation Transporter

The Volkswagen Tristar concept was revealed overnight at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover, and it previews the look of the next-generation Transporter. Reports indicate that the next-generation Transporter will debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show that takes place in March...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been revealed, with the German hot-hatch adopting a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the availability of a six-speed manual gearbox.. The new engine - which is borrowed from the EA888 powerplants developed by Audi - replaces the 1.4-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder unit...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine will get more power and will be more fuel efficient when it goes on sale early next year. Fuel consumption of both the 150kW tune and the high-power version, which is up from 180kW to 193kW, both fall to 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, representing economy improvements of six and eight per cent respectively based on European data...


Volkswagen Lamando: Jetta-size four-door "coupe" revealed in China
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Volkswagen Lamando: Jetta-size four-door "coupe" revealed in China

The Jetta-sized Volkswagen Lamando four-door "coupe" has been unveiled at the Chengdu auto show in China. Although it's aesthetically similar to the Jetta sedan, the new Lamando "coupe" rides on the more modern and flexible MQB architecture, meaning that the new car has more is common with the latest generation Golf...


Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover
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Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover

Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company's failed takeover bid of Volkswagen. Bloomberg is reporting that a Stuttgart appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision in April that stated that there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with the case brought against the two by prosecutors in December 2012...


Volkswagen Golf freeway death to be reviewed based on "new data" of vehicle issues - report
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Volkswagen Golf freeway death to be reviewed based on "new data" of vehicle issues - report

The case of a Melbourne woman who died when her Volkswagen Golf was hit from behind by a truck on a freeway will be reopened, with her family set to launch an independent review of the coronial inquest into her death. The family of Melissa Ryan has won the right to have the inquest reviewed after her stepfather Phil O’Donnell complied fresh evidence that the family believes should be considered...


2015 Volkswagen Polo Review
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2015 Volkswagen Polo Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo makes a good thing even better.

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Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected
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Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected

The slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta could soon receive a much-needed jab in the arm. The Jetta – which is essentially a mid-size sedan that sits separately to the Golf hatchback with higher pricing and varied equipment levels – has floundered this year, with sales dipping 35 per cent to the end of July...


2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices
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2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo has arrived in Australia, bringing lower pricing, revised styling, and new engines. The facelifted Volkswagen Polo will go on sale this weekend with pricing kicking off from just $15,990 driveaway for the entry-level 66TSI Trendline manual model, putting it close to sharply priced Japanese rivals such as the Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris and runout Mazda 2...


Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years
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Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is still two years away, but the new version will be worth the wait. That’s according to Volkswagen Australia’s managing director, John White, who told CarAdvice that the all-new Tiguan – which will be built off the same modular architecture as the seventh-generation Golf – will be a game-changer for the brand...


Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia

The sporty Volkswagen R-Line option pack will be available to order on more models in Australia in the coming months. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it will soon be selling an R-Line package for the Golf Wagon and a revised version of the Tiguan SUV, joining the current R-Line-equipped models that consists of the Touareg, Beetle and Golf hatch...