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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 Touareg 190TDI review

The new 190TDI drops the entry point into the Volkswagen Touareg by $10K. Does its cost-savvy nature cut corners on its premium SUV aspirations?

2020 Volkswagen Golf review

At long last, Volkswagen's new 2020 Golf 8 range is on the stage – but it'll be a long wait again before it touches down in Australia. Should you wait for it? Greg Kable explores.

2019 Volkswagen Crafter 35 TDI410 4Motion review

Is Volkswagen's new Crafter a new benchmark for large commercial vans?

2020 Volkswagen Polo review: Style 85TSI

A new, tech-laden variant of Volkswagen’s city car will make you think twice about buying an entry-level Golf.

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Volkswagen Videos

11 Utes, 1 winner: 2019 Dual-cab ute comparison: Best ute of 2019

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 It’s the most comprehensive test we’ve undertaken: 11 of Australia’s top-selling double-cab utes compared side-by-side...

FIRST LOOK: The differences between the Volkswagen T-Cross and T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Cross and T-Roc are coming to Australia, but what are the differences between these two? The T-Cross is the smaller Polo-based vehicle and Australia will get a single front-wheel drive turbocharged three-cylinder petrol variant that produces 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque, mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission...

2020 Volkswagen T-Cross video review

Next year, Volkswagen Australia will finally have a compact SUV to offer buyers. Will the T-Cross be able to compete with the established players? To find out, Paul Maric takes a first drive.

2020 Volkswagen T-Roc video review

While Volkswagen is incredibly late to the small-SUV party, next year will see the brand potentially pushing quickly ahead in terms of sales given how popular the segment is in Australia. The T-Roc will be backed by a five-year warranty and Volkswagen's new prepaid service plans, which should make it a good buying proposition.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d v Volkswagen Touareg Launch Edition comparison

Prospective buyers of big luxury SUVs are spoiled for choice, and here are three of the best. The BMW X5 is an enduring top seller and almost certainly the storied Bavarian brand’s most important model, offering an unmistakable look with dynamic handling...

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.

2019 Volkswagen Touareg v Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu comparison

Is Volkswagen's new Touareg enough to take down the segment's best seller?

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen appoints former Rolls-Royce and BMW chief designer

Jozef Kaban, former head of design for Rolls-Royce, BMW and Skoda, has been appointed as the chief designer for the Volkswagen brand. Kaban will begin his new job on July 1, 2020, presumably because of a non-compete clause in his contract with the BMW Group, where he worked from early 2017 until October this year...

2015-16 Volkswagen Tiguan, Passat CC recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2015-16 Tiguan and 2015 Passat CC, over concerns about the condenser in their airbag control unit. According to the company, there's a risk the cars have a faulty airbag condenser. If a faulty condenser is fitted the airbag could deactivate, or the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could inadvertently fire, as the car interprets the faulty part as a signal there's been a crash...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: 2019 Holden Trailblazer and Colorado Storm revealed 2020 Volkswagen ID...

Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI, 110TSI coming in mid-2020

After plenty of delays and conjecture, Volkswagen has finally confirmed its Polo-based T-Cross and Golf-based T-Roc crossovers will officially launch in Australia during May 2020. Speaking at the launch of the expanded Touareg range, VW Australia product marketing manager Jeff Shafer explained 2020 will be its "year of the SUV" as the T-Cross and T-Roc join the current Tiguan and Touareg to finally present a "full range" of Volkswagen family-haulers...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Okay, I’m not made of money, yet I like cars that are fun. Years ago, I remember reading car reviews in a "bang for your dollar" category, and the Polo GTi came up trumps. I'd previously owned a 2007 9N3 model and had loved it. So in May 2018, when it was time to replace (due to age and mileage), a 2016 model with manual transmission and 14000km popped up in my search through the classifieds...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R review

I have been driving my 2018 Golf R wagon for three months now, and I have loved everything about it. It has been my daily driver, and it has been perfect so far. It is small and nippy, and is excellent for driving around the city. When you take it out of the big smoke and onto some twisty roads, its performance really shines...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Comfortline review

I bought this car as a first car that'd get me to footy training, uni and little errands whilst still keeping my passion for automobiles alive and not boring me to death - as do many mid-size hatchbacks. After a pool of many cars, I'd ultimately narrowed it down to a used BMW 1 Series, a new Ford Focus and this demo Golf,...

2010 Volkswagen Passat R36 review

Dear wife, I have bought a family car. As we discussed, it is a sensible and mature car. The VW Passat luxury wagon has an auto box that makes it easy to drive, and it has memory seats with heating, and has active lamps. And I got it for the budget of $25k, as requested... Thats how the conversation goes, people...

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