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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Volkswagen Golf: What's changed? New technology detailed

The facelifted seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has just been unveiled. Given that it doesn't look that different to the car that's currently in showrooms across the world, we'll take a dive into the differences between the pre- and post-facelift models. Exterior Visually, the Mark 7.5 facelift is a delight for trainspotters...

2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...

2017 Volkswagen Golf update will have fewer variants, CEO confirms

The updated Volkswagen Golf range, which will be unveiled next month, will be have the number of options and variants rationalised as part of the company's push to improve its profitability. Herbert Diess, CEO of the core Volkswagen brand, has confirmed to Autocar that the revised Golf lineup will be trimmed as a part of a push to boost its slim profit margins...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...

2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will debut next month with a much anticipated styling and technology makeover, the company has confirmed this week. As recent spy photos of the revised Golf R wagon, as well as leaked renderings, have revealed, the update will include a mild facelift for the evergreen small car range...

Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear

Three Volkswagen Group notices in the US have seen more than 280,000 vehicles recalled for fuel leaks. Models affected include the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7. Largest of the three notices is one concerning 143,214 examples of the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs, produced from 2009 to 2012 and 2007 to 20012 respectively...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted again, this time lapping the famed Nurburgring race circuit. While this black wagon appears to be the same vehicle spotted in the European Alps a fortnight ago, the prototype has had some small modifications since we last saw it...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied

A prototype of the facelifted Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted roaming around in the European Alps. Industry talk has it that the updated Golf will debut during the northern autumn, quite possibly at the Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. With the seventh-generation Golf nearing its fifth birthday, the timing for a facelift seems to be right...

2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press

The anticipated 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the only recently spied 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online today, thanks to a revealing set of leaked images. The refreshed 2017 Golf was already expected to make its debut at October's Paris motor show, but these leaked images offer a first look at what showgoers will see...

2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...