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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison

The medium-SUV segment is now, along with dual-cabs, the 'real Australia' battleground for buyers down under. A well-worn cliché, sure ('real Australia' I mean), but with the demise of the large sedan as the go-to vehicle of choice for Aussies, it's now medium SUVs that serve duty as family transport in suburbs across our wide brown land...

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Volkswagen demos next-gen lighting technology
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Volkswagen demos next-gen lighting technology

With LED head- and tail-lights now being offered across all price ranges, Volkswagen has revealed some potential future lighting designs making full use of the technology. Up front, the company has demonstrated new matrix (or HD-LCD) headlights with around 30,000 points of controllable light, more than offered on current commercially-available systems...


2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible spied for the first time
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2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible spied for the first time

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible for the first time, ahead of a production debut in 2020. Following in similar vein to the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the soft-top T-Roc will join a very exclusive club of SUV cabriolets – whether it's a club worth joining is up to you..


Audi used fake VINs in South Korean emissions cheating scheme - report
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Audi used fake VINs in South Korean emissions cheating scheme - report

More details are starting emerge about Audi and its use of fake and duplicate VINs (vehicle identification numbers) in South Korea. In a surprise to no-one, it's Dieselgate-related. In August 2017 it was revealed Audi used duplicate VINs on thousands of cars exported to China, South Korea, and Japan – quite why it had done so wasn't clear, though...


Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

When I was 16-years old, I bought my first car, a green 1964 Volkswagen Beetle. I paid $800 for it. It needed a tune-up and a polish, and over the next 12 months, I helped my Dad get ‘Bertie’ up and running. It was a car that niggled its way into my heart and it's the car started my Volkswagen obsession...


Volkswagen tops brand loyalty study in Australia
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Volkswagen tops brand loyalty study in Australia

Volkswagen customers are the most loyal in Australia according to a new survey by Roy Morgan, putting the German brand ahead of other non-luxury marques like Toyota, Mazda and Subaru. According to the June quarter's edition of the Automotive Currency Report, 61.5 per cent of Volkswagen owners said they would be looking to buy their next car from the same brand, ahead of Toyota (59...


Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds

A team of Volkswagen Australia apprentices has made the Arteon 206TSI into a sub-4.0-second car, as a showcase for the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park. The modified five-door, dubbed ART3on, makes 360kW and 600Nm from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, up from 206kW and 350Nm...


Volkswagen Arteon Time Attack review: Mad apprentices
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Volkswagen Arteon Time Attack review: Mad apprentices

What happens when you take an Arteon R-Line and put it in the hands of a crew of Volkswagen Australia apprentices? You get the ART3on, a time-attack-ready Arteon! With a target of around 360-to-380kW and 600Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time below 4.0 seconds, Volkswagen's apprentice squad had their work cut out for them...


2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test
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2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

People-movers are pretty passé, which explains the continual success of seven-seat crossover SUVs like the group tested here. We’ve assembled what we consider to be six of the best, with the added bonus that all are either new models or at least recently upgraded...


Volkswagen top-sellers now WLTP compliant
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Volkswagen top-sellers now WLTP compliant

Volkswagen Group has brought its top-selling models into line with Worldwide Harmonised Light vehicle Testing (WLTP) regulations, after the tougher rules came into force on September 1. Reporting in Automotive News Europe says Volkswagen Group sales fell by half across the five biggest European markets, after a number of its top-selling vehicles didn't meet emissions standards under the tough new testing procedure...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Highline review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Highline review

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the German brand's answer to buyers' ever-increasing need for seven seats. But has adding two seats and some extra metal compromised what is a well-resolved mid-sized SUV?

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Rupert Stadler leaves the Volkswagen Group
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Rupert Stadler leaves the Volkswagen Group

Rupert Stadler, the former Audi CEO who was arrested earlier this year for his alleged role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair, has been removed from the boards of both Audi and its parent the Volkswagen Group. In a statement released on the first day of the Paris motor show, the automaker announced Stadler had terminated his contract with "immediate effect" meaning he will "no longer work for the Volkswagen Group"...


2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline auto review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline auto review

The sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo continues a family line that dates back to 1975. Here, we put the entry-level 70TSI Trendline through its city paces.

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Volkswagen offering five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31
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Volkswagen offering five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31

Volkswagen will offer a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty across its range until December 31. Michael Bartsch, Volkswagen Group Australia managing director, said customer reaction to the promotion will be "very informative". Led by Hyundai and Kia, there's been an industry-wide push toward longer warranty coverage over the last 12 months...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details

Volkswagen Australia has provided initial specification information for its new entry-level Amarok V6 – the TDI550 Core, The new variant shares its 165kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 with Sportline and Highline models, but pares back equipment for a more attractive starting price...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 review

A new high-torque hero signals the start of a power war in the dual cab 4x4 segment with the latest variant of the Volkswagen Amarok taking the lead… For now.

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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport
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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...


Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?
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Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?

Electric park brakes are more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can automatically activate/deactivate, and make life easier for the vast majority of everyday drivers. But they have removed one element of the average petrolhead's (closed road/private course) repertoire – the handbrake turn...


Volkswagen Transporter, Caddy go electric with ABT
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Volkswagen Transporter, Caddy go electric with ABT

The Volkswagen e-Transporter and Volkswagen e-Caddy have made their debuts alongside the flashier ID Buzz Cargo concept at the 2018 Hannover commercial vehicle show. Both the electric Transporter and Caddy were designed in conjunction with ABT, a tuner specialising in vehicles from the sprawling Volkswagen Group portfolio...


2019 Volkswagen Jetta hits 338km/h at Bonneville
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta hits 338km/h at Bonneville

A highly modified example of the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has achieved a speed of 338km/h at the Bonneville Salt Flats, as part of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s World of Speed event. This speed was enough for it to take out Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) Blown Gas Coupe (G/BGC) class record...