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Volkswagen Golf GTI to be auctioned for charity
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26th Aug 2019
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Volkswagen Golf GTI to be auctioned for charity

Volkswagen Australia is putting a very special Golf GTI under the hammer in the name of charity. The vehicle, which has been wrapped in a design created by acclaimed street artist, Jason Woodside, will go live for auction on eBay from 8pm tonight (August 26) until September 5. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Cancer Council.
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz
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13th Mar 2019
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it's still expecting the eighth-generation Golf range during the third quarter of 2020, following reports out of Europe its launch will be delayed due to 'technical glitches'. Speaking with CarAdvice, Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Volkswagen Australia, said regardless of the reported delays, the local arm should launch the next-gen Golf between June and August next year.
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Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018
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24th Jul 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. A year ago Jurgen Eberle, one of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle development engineers, decided to make a series of modifications to his E-Class All-Terrain, in a fashion similar to the existing G500 4x4² off-roader.
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Skoda Octavia: 245 DSG to become sole RS for MY19
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7th Jun 2018
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Skoda Octavia: 245 DSG to become sole RS for MY19

Remember last month when we wrote about the MY19 Volkswagen Golf GTI losing the manual option? The three-pedal casualties have continued elsewhere in the Volkswagen Group, with the Skoda Octavia RS also losing its stick-shift variants for 2019. It's not the first, and it won't be the last European line-up to be reshuffled because of the new WLTP – that's Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Testing Protocol – rules coming into force this September in Europe.
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