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Volkswagen Touareg Adventure limited edition on sale from $79,990

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure special edition is now on sale in Australia, priced from $79,990 before on-road costs. Based on the V6 180TDI variant, the Touareg Adventure is powered by - as the name suggests - a 180kW550Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and is pitched at buyers who want an SUV that's as at home "in the high street as the high country"...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

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...

2018 Volkswagen Touareg caught undisguised

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied almost completely without disguise, with only its badge and trim highlights obscured. The big SUV was snapped by a reader of South Africa's Car magazine at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The new Touareg was spotted alongside an undisguised version of the next-generation Polo hatch, possibly the same car photographed last week...

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5: Australian details

Initial Australian specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range have been detailed ahead of its July launch. Pricing, the car maker's local arm says, is still to be finalised. For the new model year, the Golf hatch and wagon range receive a number of added features, along with the availability of new technologies normally reserved for high-end luxury cars...

2018 Volkswagen Polo spied undisguised in South Africa

A car that could well be the new Volkswagen Polo has been photographed completely undisguised in South Africa. The car seen here was spotted by a Cars.co.za reader, and certainly seems to be an undisguised pre-production version of the sixth-generation Polo. Up front, the new Polo features a conservative face that's heavily inspired by the larger Golf...

2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model...

Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development

The Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), and will begin working on "long-term partnership" centred around India and the subcontinent. According to the two parties, the ultimate goal is to expand their offerings through jointly developed products...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 gets matte paint option

The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 has gained a new option: matte paint, in either blue or grey. The premium paint will set buyers back a further $3990. The Amarok Ultimate V6 starts at $67,990 before on-road costs. The entry-level Amarok V6, the $59,990 Highline, cannot be specified with this new option...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

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 podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

Volkswagen chief turns down Fiat Chrysler boss' call for a merger

The head of the Volkswagen Group has flatly stated on the record that he's not interested in a merger with Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Earlier this week, Marchionne told Bloomberg and other media outlets at the Geneva motor show that he had "no doubt that at the relevant time VW may show up and have a chat" about a merger between the two automakers...