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Volkswagen was founded in 1937 and became famous for the Beetle (which was designed by Ferdinand Porsche). Today the German company owns Audi, Bugatti, Skoda, Lamborghini, SEAT and Porsche. Volkswagen has managed to grow its marketshare in Australia substantially over the last decade to take 9th position ahead of Honda with models such as the Golf, Passat, Polo, Touareg & Tiguan. Volkswagen aims to become the world's largest manufacturer and currently sells 14 different models in Australia.

Volkswagen Reviews

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR review

This is the final limited-edition for the seventh-generation VW Golf GTI – before next year's new model. So, how does Golf R power perform in a front-drive package?

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 review: Prototype test

This is it, VW's first all-electric SUV. It'll be here next year, but should you want one? Signs point to yes, but price remains a question.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI continues a 44-year history for the badge. But is this new one better than the model it replaces?

Meet 'Sofie', the world's oldest Volkswagen Transporter

In 1992, a Danish man known only as Tonny L, is keen to get his hands on an old Volkswagen Transporter, specifically the panel van version known affectionately as the ‘Bulli’. He scours classifieds from all over Europe until he spots an ad in a German-based VW enthusiasts’ club’s magazine...

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Volkswagen Videos

Video: 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style review

Volkswagen’s T-Cross isn’t the cheapest small SUV around, but it also proves to be more than just a high-riding version of the Polo city car on which it’s based.

2020 Volkswagen Golf R Final Edition review

The Final Edition is the last – well, almost the last – offering for the Mk7 Golf R in Australia. And what a fitting farewell it is.

2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

SToush: Ford's new pocket rocket takes on the Polo GTI...

Video review: 2020 VW T-Roc

Given an unprecedented demand globally, it has taken the local subsidiary a couple of years to convince Germany to send a few small SUVs over to wee-old Australia. This does happen quite a bit, as European manufacturers often allocate hot product to the most profitable markets, which is usually not Australia. Either way, they’re late to the party...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Family SUV review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace comparison

Mercedes’s boxy new GLB seven-seater SUV squares up to the biggest version of Volkswagen’s popular, premium-mainstream Tiguan.

Small SUV review: 2020 Kia Seltos v Volkswagen T-Cross comparison

Like any wise car manufacturer these days, Kia and Volkswagen are busy trying to fill any gaps in their SUV line-ups. In the case of the Korean and German brands, they’re downsizing to enter the increasingly popular compact SUV arena. For 13-odd years, the Tiguan has been the smallest VW SUV you could buy in Australia – but in 2020 there are now two models available below that: the T-Cross we have here, and the slightly larger T-Roc...

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

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Volkswagen News

Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues

Eight more Volkswagen employees have been charged by German prosecutors for their alleged roles in the 'Dieselgate' saga. German authorities have continued their scrutiny of car manufacturers ever since Volkswagen was found to have used software to cheat diesel emissions laws back in 2015...

Volkswagen website crashes following ID.4 launch

The Volkswagen USA website went down for two hours overnight, as thousands of would-be customers attempted to preorder the new all-electric ID.4 SUV. The manufacturer's American branch posted to Twitter at 1:48am (AEST) “Phew! We're flattered. Appreciate the interest in the ID4 - you guys broke our site! We're rebooting and will respond when we're back up...

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV revealed

We saw it in concept form three years ago as the ID Crozz, and here it is at last: the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – the company's second model in its new ID electric vehicle range. Joining the smaller ID.3 hatch revealed last year, the mid-sized, five-seat ID.4 debuts as Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV – making it an obvious option for buyers looking to haul their small family around in zero-emissions style...

Volkswagen's virtual showroom goes gangbusters

Volkswagen Australia has announced it sold $26 million worth of new cars through its website since launching its online sales platform in April 2020. While traditional dealerships across the country are struggling under the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic, Volkswagen claims its dealerships have benefitted from the new online sales process...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2020 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

"You bought a Volkswagen??", "Why would you buy from the company that had that dieselgate controversy?", "Their DSG gearboxes are so unreliable so you will regret it!" Oh yes, you will hear it all and we did, particularly when going from a Mazda SP25, which is seen as more reliable...

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI review

SUVs. I have a genuine belief that their success can be attributed to the blinkered reliance on American ideals, particularly when it comes to motoring trends. The consensus that indicates that these large, roley-poley, high-riding, dreary, middle-class shopping trolleys provide something that a station wagon cannot, is laughable...

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 132 TSI Comfortline review

I've had just a week to enjoy my new Tiguan - so this is more a first impressions review, but I have to say so far I'm hugely impressed... mostly. Alright, let's talk about the elephant in the room. Despite loading up with every option available my car has a glaring and unexpected omission. With the sound system off, there's no clock in the cabin...

2004 Volkswagen Bora 2.3l V5 review

A few years ago, we had owned a 2004 Volkswagen Bora V5. It has been 3 years since we let this car go, and I still miss it. It was by far one of the best vehicles I have owned. With plenty of standard equipment, there wasn’t much to fault with the car. This car definitely looked good, especially with the rims that were fitted to mine, which were the same year Audi S4 rims...

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