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Volkswagen advertises Chevrolet Bolt as part of Dieselgate settlement

In one of the quirks of its Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen has begun rolling out an advertising campaign promoting its competitors. In the just-released advertisement, a driver stops at a traffic light in his poorly-disguised Subaru Outback, with The Flintstones theme song...

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2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison
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2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that accounts for about half of all people-mover sales in Australia. Released in 2015 in third-generation form, the Korean eight-seater has been given an update for 2018...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg gets 170kW V6 TDI option in the UK
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg gets 170kW V6 TDI option in the UK

The new-generation Volkswagen Touareg has already been on sale in the UK for a while, and the company's British division has announced an additional engine variant this week. Starting at £48,995 ($85,397), the new 231PS (170kW) 3.0 TDI V6 turbo-diesel is essentially a lower-output version of the 281PS (206kW) oiler that has been available since launch in the UK...


Volkswagen T-Cross teased again
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Volkswagen T-Cross teased again

Volkswagen has continued the long tease for its upcoming T-Cross compact SUV, this time talking up its practicality. According to the latest images, you'll be able to slide the rear bench to expand the boot from 385L to 455L. Folding the 60/40 rear bench opens up 1281L of space. The passenger seat backrest also folds flat, for the ability to carry longer items that otherwise wouldn't fit into a compact SUV...


Volkswagen Grand California: Bigger camper launched in Europe
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Volkswagen Grand California: Bigger camper launched in Europe

Volkswagen has taken the California and made it a bit larger again, with the launch of the Grand California ahead of the Dusseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany. Unlike the regular California, which is built around the Transporter, the Grand California is based on the larger Crafter...


2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison
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2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison

European cars are normally associated with high purchase and running costs, but these days you can get into a Euro vehicle for under 20 grand. The lower end of the passenger car market may not be as big as it used to be – such is the SUV-crazy age these days – but there are some solid options available for not a whole lot of money for those who want something that isn't a Toyota or Mazda...


Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model
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Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model

With the electric Volkswagen ID hatch, ID Buzz people mover, and ID Crozz crossover all approved for production, the Wolfburg-based firm is thinking of adding some excitement to the battery-powered range. "We have an idea [for an electric R], based on what’s going on on the racing and production side, but we haven’t defined a date yet," Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen's R division, told Autocar...


Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension
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Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension

With its decision to move to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda has narrowed the pool of 'mainstream' manufacturers offering three years of coverage to just four: Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. We've made clear the CarAdvice position on warranty in the past, but here's a quick recap from Alborz's opinion piece on the issue: It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties...


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review

The stretched Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the company's long awaited seven-seat SUV, and just like its classy sibling it does very little wrong. It's a worthy rival to the Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq and co. Would you expect anything otherwise?

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$40,490 - $54,490

Volkswagen Australia sticking with three-year warranty - here's why
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Volkswagen Australia sticking with three-year warranty - here's why

Volkswagen Australia isn’t yet ready to join the growing club of car companies offering factory warranties of five years or more. It’ll stick with its three-year/unlimited kilometre policy for the time being, though hasn't ruled out expanding this offer eventually...


2018 Volkswagen Golf R drive-away pricing announced
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R drive-away pricing announced

Volkswagen has announced drive-away pricing for the 2018 Golf R hatch and wagon, as it prepares to bring the MY19 range into showrooms. The drive-away Golf R range will kick off at $48,490 drive-away in Grid Edition Manual guise, jumping to $50,990 for the DSG. Volkswagen previously priced the two from $47,490 and $49,990 before on-road costs respectively...


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specs
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has narrowed its ‘regular’ five-seat Tiguan range by retaining only the more expensive 132TSI Comfortline and 162TSI Highline all-wheel drive (AWD) variants, while adding a 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition range-topper...


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI pricing and specs
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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Golf GTI, which will kick off from $45,490 plus on-road costs when it lands in October. As revealed in May, the 2019 model-year Golf GTI comes with the Performance specification as standard, meaning the 2...


2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review

The Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has all the right ingredients to surf on the waves of nostalgia. But underneath the retro chic exterior, does it actually stack up as a people mover?

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$64,990

Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall
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Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020...


Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video
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Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video

With the recent addition of the Up! GTI, Volkswagen has hot hatch for essentially all tastes. But which one is quickest in a straight line? Along with the current Golf, Polo and Up! GTI, this video throws a bit of a curveball into the mix, in the form of a pre-facelift Golf GTI Clubsport S...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report four: Road trip

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report four: Road trip

You’ve seen how our long-term 2018 Volkswagen Polo has handled the city, and no surprise, it performs as well as a small hatch should. But now it’s time to take ‘Ginger’ – as James Wong has affectionately named it – on a road trip. The itinerary is a 1500-kilometre round trip on the east coast between Melbourne and Moruya, NSW, to see my folks...


The Cars of Tourrettes

The Cars of Tourrettes

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


Reader Review: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line
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Reader Review: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that also means we approach things from a certain angle. With that in mind, we're starting a new project with our readers...


Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of July 24 in years past...