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Volkswagen apprentices preparing sub-4.0-second Arteon

Having created a race-ready Amarok V6 last year, Volkswagen Australia apprentices are preparing a special Arteon capable of hitting 100km/h in less than four seconds for the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney...

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CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!
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CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has passed away, the Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for an airbag fix, and Vikram Pawah has been announced as the new BMW Group Australia CEO. Also, the 2019 Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan have been revealed...


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...


Volkswagen USA rolls out four concepts in Georgia
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Volkswagen USA rolls out four concepts in Georgia

Volkswagen Australia is sparking enthusiast conversation by only offering the Golf GTI in dual-clutch performance package guise from October this year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen USA is trying to get car-lovers talking in a different way, rolling out four hotted-up concepts at SOWO: The European Experience in Savannah, Georgia...


Volkswagen Passat 206TSI sedan axed
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Volkswagen Passat 206TSI sedan axed

The Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line sedan has been dropped from the line-up, leaving just the wagon with the top-shelf powertrain option. Speaking with CarAdvice, Volkswagen Australia's public relations and brand experience manager, Kurt McGuinness, confirmed the changes, citing the introduction of the Arteon four-door coupe as the cause...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon review
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon review

Volkswagen gets arty with a new flagship passenger car, but can the Arteon keep style-conscious executives out of A5 Sportbacks, 4 Series Gran Coupes or C-Classes?


2018 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Arteon recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Arteon recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall notice for a handful of Passats, one Golf and one Arteon, to correct an issue with the rear-wheel bearing housing. According to the company, the rear-wheel bearing housing on a total of 64 vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient case hardening...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon review
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon review

The Volkswagen Arteon succeeds the CC as its glamorous passenger flagship. But there's beauty to be found below the skin, too, though the fundamentals of the car are entirely familiar.


2018 Volkswagen Arteon pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Arteon is now on sale in Australia, with the single-spec range kicking off at $65,490 before on-road costs. Serving as the German brand's new passenger car flagship, the Arteon sits above the related Passat - with which it shares its MQB architecture - and is only available in one trim grade with one powertrain option locally...


Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490
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Volkswagen Arteon to cost $65,490

The Volkswagen Arteon luxury car will arrive in Australia this November - shortly after its world premiere - as the company's new flagship passenger car, part of its push into the premium part of the market. The spiritual successor to the CC takes the MQB architecture of the Passat but replaces the safe sedan/wagon design with a more daring, lean look that bears more than a passing resemblance (from some angles) to the Audi A5...


Volkswagen Arteon wagon, V6 options being considered
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Volkswagen Arteon wagon, V6 options being considered

The Volkswagen Arteon has only just popped its head into this big scary world, and Volkswagen is already opening discussing variants for the vehicle. Dr Elmar-Marius Licharz, head of Volkswagen's medium and large vehicle programs, has told AutoExpress, “I would like to make an [Arteon] shooting brake — these plans are underway but it’s not yet final"...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed

Australian specifications for the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen Arteon have been announced this week ahead of its launch in October. Replacing the ageing Volkswagen CC, the Arteon is essentially, like its predecessor, a four-door coupe version of the Passat. Despite this, the Arteon will introduce an array of technology not currently seen in the Passat range, or Volkswagen's current local line-up for that matter...


Volkswagen Arteon will pull over if you pass out or doze off
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Volkswagen Arteon will pull over if you pass out or doze off

The Volkswagen Arteon, which goes on sale later this year, will be the brand's flagship sedan outside of China, and, as such, will be fitted with as much as safety technology as possible. With its on-sale date looming on the horizon, Volkswagen has begun talking up the Arteon's safety and technology features, including Emergency Assist 2...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon liftback unveiled
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon liftback unveiled

The new Volkswagen Arteon five-door liftback has been revealed ahead of the 2017 Geneva motor show. As seen in earlier teaser images, the Arteon has standard LED headlights that merge seamlessly into the grille, along with LED tail-lights. Closely related to the Passat mid-sizer, the Arteon features completely unique exterior body work, although the dashboard seems to be carried over with a few upgrades...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon teased ahead of Geneva debut
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon teased ahead of Geneva debut

Tightly cropped front and rear views of the coming Volkswagen Arteon five-door 'coupe' have been teased ahead of the car's full reveal at the upcoming Geneva motor show. The Arteon's twin-headlight setup, and grille bars that blend into the LED driving lights were leaked in a series of renderings published August last year...


Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon
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Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon

If the Volkswagen Arteon 'coupe' sedan is a success, it could be joined by a shooting brake wagon part way through its lifecycle. Elmar-Marius Licharz, the man in charge of Volkswagen's full-size vehicle range, told Autocar that as far as Arteon derivatives go "a shooting brake is absolutely the sort of car that could work"...


CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!
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CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!

We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest presenter, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed: Late 2017 launch for CC successor
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed: Late 2017 launch for CC successor

Just days after production of the sleek CC four-door coupe came to an end, its replacement, the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon, has been confirmed. The Arteon name is said to be a portmanteau of the words 'art' (which "describes the saloon's lines") and 'eon' (identifying this car "as a premium model")...


2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press
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2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press

The anticipated 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the only recently spied 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online today, thanks to a revealing set of leaked images. The refreshed 2017 Golf was already expected to make its debut at October's Paris motor show, but these leaked images offer a first look at what showgoers will see...


2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE
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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...