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Volkswagen Passat GT Concept: American sedan given a sporty flavour in LA

The Volkswagen Passat GT Concept will make its in-the-flesh debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Designed by Volkswagen's North American arm, the Passat GT is, according to the Matthias Erb, the region's chief engineering officer, meant to be an "early example of how the new Volkswagen North American Region will meet the needs and desires of American customers going forward"...

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line pricing and specs: available October 17 - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen has announced the Passat 206TSI R-Line will be available to buy from October 17, almost a month earlier than expected. The upgraded 2017 model-year Passat range is also now on sale. See bottom of article for details A new 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line model has been announced for Australia, combining the company's sporty styling package with more power and an all-wheel-drive layout...

2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE

Update - The next-generation Volkswagen CC has been spied again around the Nurburgring. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Volkswagen CC has been spied testing this week, offering a first look at the next generation of the German car maker's style-focused executive car...

Deals on wheels for August 20

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six 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. Nissan Qashqai ST auto — $26,990 drive-away This is a saving of more than $5000...

Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon

A new Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line 4Motion performance leader will hit Australian showrooms in October this year, giving the company’s local arm a spiritual successor to the cult Passat R36. The hotted-up Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon derivative will top the range, with its 206kW/350Nm 2...

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...

2015-2016 Volkswagen Passat recalled over sunroof issue

Volkswagen has recalled around 700 of its Passat wagons built between 2015 and 2016 over concerns that the sunroof may close on obstructing objects when operated via the remote key. The German carmaker reports that the specified limits of the sunroof’s roll-back function could be exceeded when closed remotely...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon

Now into its second generation, Volkswagen Australia has launched the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack locally with one engine and one specification. Priced from $49,290, the 2016 Passat Alltrack pricing represents an increase of $1000 over the old model, but comes with more kit to increase the value proposition. The Passat Alltrack launches with one engine, a 2...

Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...

2016 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016. Passat Alltrack — Q1 The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...

ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...