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Volkswagen sold up to 17,000 pre-production prototypes to consumers

Volkswagen reportedly sold between 6700 and 17,000 pre-production vehicles to unsuspecting buyers in Europe and the US. The company illegally sold at least 6700 pre-production vehicles between 2006 and 2018, a Volkswagen spokesperson has confirmed to Handelsblatt...

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Review: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg first drive
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Review: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg first drive

It’s impossible to dispute that the only thing about the Touareg that isn’t definitively ‘premium’ is its badge (ok, and its steering wheel). It’s as good off the beaten path as ever, and highly competent when towing, but also brings new levels of luxury and tech. It’s almost too accomplished in some ways, especially if you’re looking from Audi’s vantage point...


2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed
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2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed

A sketch previewing the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf was displayed during the brand's annual session in Wolfsburg, Germany, this week. The teaser seems to confirm speculation the new Golf will feature a slimline set of headlights. Elsewhere we can see the trailing edge of the rear door will, once again, mirror the shape of the tailgate aperture, tail-light housing and bumper edges...


Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW...


Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines
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Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines

At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany “our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral"...


Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush
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Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush

Volkswagen is turning to dealers in its push for revised emissions standards Down Under, arming dealer principals with a sternly-worded letter to hand their local member of parliament ahead of next year's Federal Election. The company has been one of the most vocal campaigners for revised legislation around vehicle emissions and fuel quality in Australia, lest we join what it's dubbed the 'automotive third world'...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details

The new, third-generation Volkswagen Touareg arrives in Australia during the second quarter of 2019. It’ll sit atop VW’s range alongside the sleek Arteon, and like that sleek elongated hatchback is now pitched at the luxury part of the market. MORE: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg review Design: There’s a hell of a lot of Audi in the new Touareg’s design, with a side profile reminiscent of the smaller Q5...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg review

From the second we jumped behind the wheel of the brand new flagship Volkswagen Touareg, it was clear this version is a substantial improvement on its predecessor.


2018 Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf comparison
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2018 Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf comparison

The new Toyota Corolla took us aback when it arrived a few months ago. Far from familiar, its maker has driven the market's top-selling passenger car down a bolder path. Its design is edgier, its handling sharper, its safety tech leads the class, and a hybrid drivetrain is available at all specification levels. And it’s more expensive...


Volkswagen Tarok: Australian launch is a 'no'
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Volkswagen Tarok: Australian launch is a 'no'

The Volkswagen Tarok ute isn’t big enough or powerful enough for the Australian market, according to the German brand’s local arm. The Tarok was revealed in early November as a concept virtually ready for production, and ready to sit below the company’s full-size Amarok ute that’s been on sale since 2011...


Volkswagen rules out merger with Ford
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Volkswagen rules out merger with Ford

More details have emerged about the Volkswagen Group's discussions with Ford, and its upcoming push into the electric vehicle market. In a press conference after the Volkswagen Group's most recent board meeting, Herbert Diess told news organisations, including the Detroit Free Press, a merger with Ford has "never" been considered during collaboration discussions between the two automakers...


Volkswagen adds Siri integration to Car-Net app
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Volkswagen adds Siri integration to Car-Net app

Volkswagen has added Siri capability to its Car-Net smartphone application, allowing owners to use their voice for functions like locking, unlocking and honking the horn. Owners need to be running iOS12 on their device, and can then just say things like "Hey Siri, lock my car" to make the Car-Net integration work...


Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report
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Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building an entry-level electric car priced below the important €20,000 ($32,300) barrier in Europe. According to Reuters, the group's supervisory board will meet on November 16, European time, to discuss the proposal...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition is on sale Down Under, featuring equipment upgrades for $55,490 before on-road costs. Previously confirmed as part of the MY19 Tiguan range, the Wolfsburg is based on the popular 162TSI Highline and limited to an initial allocation of 500 units – "with the possibility of a further consignment"...


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Volkswagen’s hot-hatch icon steps up in performance and equipment as it plots a fightback against tough new opposition.

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Volkswagen Tarok Concept unveiled
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Volkswagen Tarok Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Tarok concept has been unveiled on the first day of the Sao Paulo motor show, previewing a compact, production-ready dual-cab ute. The Tarok concept features a dual-cab body with seating for five people, a panoramic glass roof, and LED lights visually connecting the grille and headlight units...


Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger
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Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has provided a few more details about the ongoing partnership talks between the German automaker and Ford. In an interview with Automotive News, Diess said Ford may supply Volkswagen with a successor to the Amarok ute. Should the two companies come to an arrangement regarding their global utes, it's not known when the Amarok will shift onto the Ranger platform...


Volkswagen may share MEB EV platform with Ford
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Volkswagen may share MEB EV platform with Ford

Volkswagen may grant Ford access to the company's upcoming MEB electric car platform as part of wide-ranging collaboration talks between the two car makers. During a conference call discussing the German automaker's third quarter results, Frank Witter, the Volkswagen Group's chief financial officer (CFO), told Automotive News and other outlets, "Whether we might provide access [to MEB] to other brands outside of the VW Group is theoretically possible, but there is no decision"...


Volkswagen teases ute concept for São Paulo
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Volkswagen teases ute concept for São Paulo

Volkswagen has released a single teaser image of an unnamed pickup concept bound for the 2018 São Paulo motor show, which kicks off on November 6. Dubbed a "near-production concept vehicle", the ute previews an upcoming vehicle destined for the South American market – namely Brazil – which will sit below the larger and more rugged Amarok in the company's line-up...


Volkswagen Amarok 'Too Powerful for TV' advertisement banned
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Volkswagen Amarok 'Too Powerful for TV' advertisement banned

Remember two weeks ago, when we covered a promised review of current automotive advertising standards? And remember how we said "there are some ways to get around the code" and have fun with a commercial, holding up Volkswagen's latest Amarok V6 campaign as an example? Turns out, we spoke too soon on that one...