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Skoda considered an Amarok of its own

Skoda considered its own version of the first-generation Volkswagen Amarok, but it was deemed that the market relevance where the Czech brand was present was too small. The Volkswagen-owned brand didn’t proceed with its plans, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, because it didn’t have the presence it needed in markets where utes, or pick-ups, are most popular...

2018 Volkswagen Arteon teased ahead of Geneva debut

Tightly cropped front and rear views of the coming Volkswagen Arteon five-door 'coupe' have been teased ahead of the car's full reveal at the upcoming Geneva motor show. The Arteon's twin-headlight setup, and grille bars that blend into the LED driving lights were leaked in a series of renderings published August last year...

CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...

2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing. It appears the large SUV is beginning to shed some of its disguise, with black-and-white camouflage replacing the thick black sheets that adorned previously-spotted prototypes, however, the second prototype does wear the thick black disguise...

Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD

The Volkswagen Golf GTD diesel-powered hot hatch partner to the GTI petrol remains no chance of returning to Australia after a five-year absence, nor does the slinky Skoda Octavia-rivalling wagon derivative bearing the same badge. We put the question to VW this week on the global launch of the updated 2017 Golf 'Mk7...

Volkswagen Australia rejects lower CO2 engine

Volkswagen Australia will not offer the company's new low-emission 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine when the updated 2017 Golf arrives on July 3, having opted instead to retain the familiar 1.4-litre 110 TSI in its place The German brand's local arm cites the higher cost of the newly developed engine, which it says would require it to pass on an unsatisfactory price hike to its buyers here...

Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door may return

The Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door derivative is on the cusp of an Australian comeback, to fill the void created by the discontinuation of the Scirocco. Volkswagen Australia told us it was actively exploring the idea of bringing back the three-door hot hatch derivative after a five-year absence, potentially as a special edition...

Volkswagen Golf update, Australian details

The updated Volkswagen Golf ‘7.5’ will launch in Australia on July 3, about five months after its European market premiere, and like the new Tiguan before it, will be pushed slightly upmarket. We don't know all the specifics, but German brand’s Australian division says it will axe the current base 92TSI engine option, and instead kick off the range with the 110TSI turbo-petrol powertrain, alongside the familiar 110TDI diesel and high-performance GTI and R derivatives...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 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...

Volkswagen Atlas accessorises, Australian launch "increasingly unlikely"

This weekend's Chicago motor show will play host to an accessorised Weekend edition of the new Volkswagen Atlas, adding unique wheels, a clever new expanding roof pod and other holidaying goodies. But, kitted up or not, the new SUV's Australian potential is looking slim...

2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Golf wagon and Passat models over concerns the vehicles may not indicate when its lights are malfunctioning. According to the German manufacturer, a software error may cause an inoperative dipped beam, main beam, daytime running light, rear fog light or indicator bulbs to not be indicated to the driver...