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Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept unveiled

When it comes to motorhomes, there's money to be made, because cashed-up retirees will spend big bucks on a vehicle that allows them freedom and comfort in equal doses. It's no surprise, then, that this thing now exists - the Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept...

A Porsche 993 powered Volkswagen Kombi

What happens if you put a Porsche 993 engine into a Volkswagen Kombi? You get a very powerful brick on wheels. 'Race-Taxi' is no ordinary Kombi, as you'll have already guessed. Swiss fellow Fred Bernhard built it over five years, which saw him start off with a later model T3 van and swap it for a 'split-window' Kombi body...

2018 Volkswagen Jetta spied undisguised

The next-generation Volkswagen Jetta has been spied completely undisguised at the company's factory in Puebla, Mexico. These photos were first posted on by Autologia, although the Mexican website has since removed the article. If, as its seems, this is the new Jetta, the next-generation will have a sportier profile than today's sedan...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 to debut mild-hybrid tech - report

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, set to make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, will pioneer the implementation of the German company's upcoming 48V mild hybrid system - according to a new report out of Europe. The UK's Auto Express spoke with Volkswagen's boss, Herbert Diess, who said that while the company is focusing heavily on electric power, the Golf will remain the core focus for the brand...

The Shortlist: Fun to drive, all-wheel-drive, practical vehicle up to $70K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade

After an event billed as the National Diesel Forum, involving Germany's top political leaders, the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Opel and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) have agreed to upgrade millions of diesel vehicles to cut their pollution output...

Volkswagen Polo value sharpened as runout nears

The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo is on the horizon, so the company has sexed-up the outgoing current version for one final hurrah. Volkswagen Australia announced this week its intention to dump the familiar Polo Trendline and Comfortline variants and replace them with new models called the Urban and Urban+...

Volkswagen Transporter gets petrol power in Europe, under consideration for Oz

The Volkswagen Transporter has received two new petrol engine options in Europe, after previously being available in diesel form only. Likely a response to slowing demand for diesel-powered vehicles in Europe, the German van now gets the choice of the company's 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, available in two states of tune depending on the transmission chosen...

Renault-Nissan Alliance leads 2017 global sales race at halfway point

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has vaulted past the Volkswagen Group and Toyota to be the world's number one automaker at the halfway point of this year. To the end of June, the Franco-Japanese pairing sold 5,268,079 vehicles, ahead of the Volkswagen Group's 5,155,600, and Toyota's 5,129,000...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline: Big power, new entry price - UPDATE

UPDATE, July 31, 2017: Volkswagen has confirmed it is now offering the Amarok Sportline at $55,990, drive-away. A third model has joined the Volkswagen Amarok V6 range, with the new Sportline variant dropping the price of entry for the bigger engine to $55,490 before on-road costs...

Audi recalls 850,000 V6 and V8 diesel engines outside of the US

Audi has announced it will recall and upgrade the software for around 850,000 V6 and V8 Euro 5- and Euro 6-compliant turbo-diesel engines. The voluntary recall is for "Europe and other markets (outside of the US and Canada)", and includes Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles using those engines...