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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

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core manual review

Now with three pedals, part-time 4x4 and a low-range transfer case, is this base-spec Amarok the pick of the bunch?

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI Premium review

At around $87K, the Volkswagen Touareg Premium is a compelling balance of upmarket goodness and value for money. But does almost $30K of options make it a more or less enticing proposition?

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Trendline review

The new entry-level Tiguan promises good value at a starting price just under 35-large.

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Volkswagen Videos

2020 Volkswagen Amarok review: V6 Core manual

Along with three pedals and six ratios, this base-specification Amarok also gets a more ubiquitous part-time 4x4 system with a low-range transfer case compared to the single-range, all-wheel-drive automatic Amarok.

REVIEW: 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Trendline

Volkswagen's cheapest Tiguan, the 110 TSI Trendline is back on the showroom floor, sporting a price of $34,490 (before on-roads). Is the Tiguan 110 TSI Trendline a value-for-money, feature-packed family SUV? Sam Purcell takes a look, and finds out.

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...

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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

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm...

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI revealed, Australian launch early 2021

The latest iteration of what is regularly Australia’s top-selling hot hatch, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, has been revealed ahead of a world premiere in Geneva set for next week. The GTI version of Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf is billed as “an agile, raw, efficient and high-tech compact sports car for the digital age”, which is “newly designed and engineered, fully digitalised and networked… fit for the modern era”...

Volkswagen seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy

The Volkswagen Group is on the lookout for a young climate change campaigner to “aggressively” aid and facilitate the marque’s environmental initiatives, as reported by the Financial Times. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess believes the company is hindered by internal bureaucracy and is slow to react in the shift towards electric vehicles...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2019 Volkswagen Polo 85 TSI Comfortline review

In June I purchased my first new car (a demo) and it's the first car I've owned in 20 years. The car was needed as I had recently returned to Australia after living in Vancouver, Canada for over a decade...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Grid Edition review

I first purchased my Grid Edition Golf R in late 2018 as a demo, although it had less than 300km on the clock! I got it for the great price of right on $50k drive-away, including window tint and a tank of fuel. I chose the wagon for two reasons; one being practicality, and the other being the sleek sleeper look...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition review

The Golf R 7.5 might just be the best car in the world. Well almost. The family hatch, which pumps out 213kW and 380Nm from a 2.0-litre engine might have sounded a bit bonkers way back when, but now isn't so bonkers after all. Unlike its GTI sibling that drives the front wheels, this one instead powers through with the help of Volkswagen's Haldex-based all-wheel drive system, pushing this car to 100km/h in 4...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70 TSI Trendline review

One day, I felt like I deserved to get behind the wheel of something brand new. I'd deliberately punished myself by driving a bare-bones DE Mazda2 Neo for 2 years to save some money and not stay awake at night worrying about damage from being parked on the mean streets of inner Sydney. The Mazda2 was a brilliant car and I miss its zippy charm, brilliant short-throw gear shift and low running costs...

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Volkswagen Galleries

2020 Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV revealed

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R spied

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