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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range has been joined this week by the anticipated 2017 Golf R flagship models, not revealed with the wider range in November. As expected, the R hatches (which still includes a three-door option in Europe) and wagon pick up the same styling tweaks gifted to the rest of the line-up, including new bumpers and updated LED lighting at both ends...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 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. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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...