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Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over role in Dieselgate - reports

Joerg Kerner, the head of powertrain development at Porsche, has reportedly been arrested by German prosecutors investigating the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair. A source has informed Reuters Kerner was taken into custody on Thursday, European time, and is being held as he is considered a flight risk...

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace quick drive review
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace quick drive review

Meet the Tiguan Allspace, a Tiguan with... more space. The transition to seven-seat life clearly hasn't ruined the Tiguan's looks, but has it impacted the drive?


Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6
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Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed outputs for the uprated Amarok V6 due in the third quarter of 2018, with the revised engine claiming a power output of 200kW, on overboost. Speaking with CarAdvice, local communications boss Paul Pottinger confirmed the details, while also taking a thinly veiled swipe at the upcoming V6 version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class...


Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO
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Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced a significant executive restructure, as it chases "more efficient" management under new CEO, Dr. Herbert Diess. As reported earlier this week, Matthias Muller has 'stepped down' from his position as CEO, less than three years after taking on the role amid the Dieselgate storm...


Volkswagen: Tiguan Allspace hunting Santa Fe, Sorento
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Volkswagen: Tiguan Allspace hunting Santa Fe, Sorento

Volkswagen has its sights set on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento with its Tiguan Allspace seven-seater, set to touch down in July. It might look like a regular Tiguan on the outside, but the Allspace is 215mm longer than the five-seater, supported by a 109mm increase in wheelbase...


Volkswagen Lavida Plus revealed for China
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Volkswagen Lavida Plus revealed for China

Nope, you're not looking at a Passat, nor an Arteon. This is the new Volkswagen Lavida Plus, a bigger version of the Lavida already offered in China. As you might have gathered, it's not bound for Australia anytime soon. Where the current Lavida is built on the PQ34 platform debuted on the Mk4 Golf and Mk1 Audi A3, the new Plus rides on the latest MQB architecture which underpins everything from the new Volkswagen Golf and Polo to the Tiguan and Passat...


Volkswagen Group CEO to be replaced soon - reports
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Volkswagen Group CEO to be replaced soon - reports

Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, could be replaced by as soon as this Friday, if a report out of Germany proves to be correct. According to Handelsblatt, current Mueller will be removed from his role as CEO, even though his contract runs until 2020...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


Volkswagen partners with UniCar ride-sharing service
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Volkswagen partners with UniCar ride-sharing service

Volkswagen Australia has dipped its toes into the burgeoning ride-share market, joining forces with UniCar to become a preferred vehicle provider. The pilot program for the service commences this week at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where UniCar will offer vehicles from the Volkswagen range to customers and drivers...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

With so many go-fast Golfs available right now, it's fair to presume the new cut-priced GTI Original appeals to nobody... Except some hardcore traditionalists, that is. We pit the latest Mk7.5 three-door, manual, tartan-trimmed Volkswagen hot hatch against arguably the best: the much-loved Mark V.


Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets a power boost
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets a power boost

Volkswagen has announced a more powerful Amarok V6 is on the way, just in time to greet the range-topping V6 Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Power will come from a new, Euro 6 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 making 190kW and 580Nm – up from the 165kW and 550Nm (180kW on over boost) offered by the current range-topper...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace specs announced
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace specs announced

Volkswagen has detailed specifications for its incoming 2018 Tiguan Allspace range, with pricing to be announced when the car touches down in July, 2018. The seven-seat crossover, described as a 5+2 by Volkswagen, will be offered in 110TSI (110kW/250Nm), 132TSI (132kW/320Nm) and 110TDI (110kW/340Nm) Comfortline grade, or 140TDI (140kW/400Nm) and 162TSI (162kW/350Nm) Highline guise...


Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York
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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York

Volkswagen has revealed an MQB-based pickup concept in New York, in the form of the (stunning) Atlas Tanoak. Named after a species of tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America, the dual-cab pickup is 5438mm long, 2030mm wide and 1844mm tall, with a cargo tray measuring 1627mm x 1450mm x 530mm. Ground clearance is a handy 250mm, an increase of 5cm over the standard Atlas SUV...


Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept revealed
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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept revealed

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept has been revealed for the 2018 New York motor show, hinting at a production model due sometime next year. Essentially a five-seat version of the Atlas SUV sold in North America, the Atlas Cross Sport concept is 7.5in (190.5mm) shorter than the vehicle currently on sale, though retains the same wheelbase...


Volkswagen Touareg: Through the generations
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Volkswagen Touareg: Through the generations

The third-generation 2019 Volkswagen Touareg was revealed earlier this week, so we thought we'd look back on how far it has come over its 15-year history. Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below. First Generation: 2002-2010 Volkswagen's first iteration of the Touareg launched globally in 2002, offering a luxurious interior combined with proper off-road ability...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg revealed, here in Q2 2019
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg revealed, here in Q2 2019

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been revealed in Beijing, ahead of an Australian introduction next year. Pitched as "Volkswagen's claim in the premium class", the new Touareg is a showcase of the brand's latest design, technology and luxury – as any flagship model should...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg teased
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg teased

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been teased again this week, ahead of a full reveal at the Beijing motor show on March 23. In addition to a quick video clip showing a camouflaged version of the new SUV travelling through Russia and Kazakhstan on its way to the Chinese capital, we've nabbed some new images showing some exterior and interior details...


2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison

If you've got $60,000 to spend on a hot hatch, you really need to have these two at the very top of your list. They are the 2018 BMW M140i and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. BMW recently dropped the price of the M140i to $59,990 (plus on-road costs), meaning that it's now within earshot of the kitted-out Golf R, which is priced from $53,490 (plus on-road costs)...


Volkswagen Atlas: Five-seat SUV coming to New York
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Volkswagen Atlas: Five-seat SUV coming to New York

Volkswagen will add a sportier five-seat variant to the Atlas line-up, designed and built for American tastes. Set to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee alongside the seven-seat Atlas and (US-specific) Passat, the new model will be the third Volkswagen assembled in the USA. The five-seat Atlas will be based on Volkswagen's MQB platform, and represents a US$340 million investment for the company...


Volkswagen confirms new SUV for China and USA
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Volkswagen confirms new SUV for China and USA

Volkswagen has confirmed a new sub-Tiguan crossover for sale in markets like China and the USA. As reported by Automotive News Europe, company CEO Herbert Diess says the new crossover – dubbed "Volks-SUV", or the people's SUV – will be produced in Mexico and exported to global markets from 2020...