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Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush
News
4th Dec 2018
4 min read

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'.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm
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3rd Jul 2018
2 min read

Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Amarok selling up a storm

A supply-constrained Volkswagen Australia has issued a release celebrating strong sales for its top three models in June, even though its overall tally dipped slightly over the same month last year. Still, credit where it's due: the Golf, Tiguan and Amarok all claimed records during the year's busiest month, a period where the whole industry goes into overdrive for end of financial year.
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Mike Costello
Interview: Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch wants to revive the car servicing industry
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24th Nov 2017
5 min read

Interview: Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch wants to revive the car servicing industry

Ever since Volkswagen Group Australia’s managing director, Michael Bartsch, returned from the US two years ago after a long stint in senior executive roles at Porsche and Infiniti, he’s prioritised talking about the state of our car servicing industry.
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Mike Costello
CarAdvice podcast 78: VW Australia boss talks car servicing
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10th Nov 2017

CarAdvice podcast 78: VW Australia boss talks car servicing

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has been revealed, calls have gone out for a traffic congestion charge for Melbourne and Sydney, and the Alpine A110 has been confirmed for Australia. Meanwhile, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing and specs have been released, Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks new record hitting 457km/h, and Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition has been detailed.
ACCC taking Volkswagen Australia to Federal Court over diesel emissions
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1st Sep 2016
3 min read

ACCC taking Volkswagen Australia to Federal Court over diesel emissions

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched proceedings against Volkswagen AG and its Australian subsidiary in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in regards to the emissions from its diesel-powered vehicles.
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Mike Costello
Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court
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5th Jul 2016
3 min read

Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court

Volkswagen will return to the Federal Court in Sydney this Thursday morning, July 7, over the defeat-device diesel emissions saga. Email updates were sent out today from firms Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn, which are undertaking ‘no win, no fee’ open class action suits against the German car-maker, including the Audi and Skoda divisions.
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Mike Costello