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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

Volkswagen ID.3 prototype review

If you believe the hype Volkswagen has been heaping on it in recent months, the ID.3 might just be the most significant car the German company has ever set out to produce.

Why they don't make them like they used to

Sales of new vehicles with “retro” looks have hit the brakes – but millennials are driving a resurgence in original classic cars from the 1960s. Demand for the new generation Ford Mustang, the modern Mini range, and the diminutive Fiat 500 have fallen by more than 30 per cent over the past three years...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg review

The new Volkswagen Touareg is a fitting flagship for the brand’s Australian arm, and quantifies how much many people pay for a badge. Here is our first drive on Australian shores.

Volkswagen ID R sets new Nurburgring record, and how it did it

Anyone else having difficulty keeping up with Nurburgring records? It can be hard to keep up these days as manufacturers vie for bragging rights, yet this obsession with Germany's most famous racetrack is a relatively recent phenomenon. It's hard to believe now but the Jaguar XJ220 held the production car record around the 20.7km Nordschleife for 11 years...

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Volkswagen Videos

2019 Volkswagen Touareg review: More luxurious than ever

At last, there's a new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg on sale in Australia. It's more luxurious than ever, and VW's 5-year warranty bests most luxury brands. Should this be your next family car, then? Mike Costello finds out.

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review: Farewell

Well, it's goodbye to our long-term review of the 2019 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition model. What does the team think of this new-generation offering? Find out here.

2018 Volkswagen Polo long-termer review: Introduction

Last year, we welcomed a perky little new-generation Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition to the garage. Note: At the time of shooting, some features were unavailable for the Australian Polo range. Since then options like navigation and the Active Info Display have become available on select variants in the line-up.  ...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

2019 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

The all-new RAV4 is here. We pitch the top-spec petrol Edge against the fresh, limited-edition Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI R-Line.

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen reveals more efficient manual transmission

Volkswagen has revealed its next-generation mainstream manual transmission, designed to be more efficient and more SUV-friendly than before. The MQ281 transmission will serve initially serve in the new Passat, although Volkswagen's updated rival to the Mazda 6 and Toyota Camry won't be offered with three pedals in Australia...

Ford and Volkswagen alliance expands to electric, autonomous tech

Ford's next generation of electric vehicles will be underpinned by Volkswagen's modular electric platform (MEB), after the two companies expanded their technology and platform sharing alliance. The Blue Oval will use Volkswagen's new MEB electric platform on at least one 'high-volume, fully-electric vehicle in Europe' to be released in 2023...

Why the Volkswagen Beetle reached the end of the line

COMMENT From Hitler to Herbie – and from hippies to hipsters – the Volkswagen Beetle transcended generations.  Almost everyone has a story about a Beetle, a car that made most people smile – and left others bruised during games of “Punch Buggy” if the other person spotted one before you did. In the end, though, even millennials couldn’t keep the Love Bug alive...

Volkswagen Passat: MIB3 infotainment detailed

The refreshed 2020 Volkswagen Passat is due in Australia before 2019 is over, bringing with it an all-new infotainment system. Ahead of its arrival, the company’s global division has detailed the new infotainment system. Dubbed ‘MIB3’, Volkswagen’s third-generation modular infotainment interface comes as standard with both the 8...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2016 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

This is the first brand new car I have ever bought, so it is fair to say I did a decent amount of research online before settling on a few cars I wanted to test drive. The short list came down to the Ford Focus Titanium, Mazda 3 SP25 GT and the Golf. Being self-employed I had the benefit of being able to purchase it through the company, with the idea being to turn over the car every 3-4 years...

2018 Volkswagen Passat 132 TSI review

I am writing a review on my most recent purchase; a 2018 VW Passat 132TSI Wagon in Grey. As I drive over 60000kms a year, I needed to purchase a car that was efficient to drive, safe and affordable, while still being practical for a young family carrying prams and all the associated jazz you get with kids. Coming from a Toyota Prado I didn't want to downsize to a small car...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition review

It was on the day we picked up our 162TSI Tiguan that the dealership manager noticed that I was eyeing off the showroom Golf R while my wife finalised the paperwork for delivery. "Why don't you take it for a spin?" He said as he handed over the keys to me of their showroom demo Golf R...

2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

  Living with Max, a 2015 VW Touareg TDI Owner Rating: 8.5/10 Plusses: Nice to drive, safety & technology, comfy seats, great towing vehicle, adaptive air suspension, 100L fuel tank, general build quality and cabin ambience Minuses: Space saver spare, no Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, some OEM consumables needed replacing early, no DAB+ I found Max when searching for an Audi Q3 TDI replacement...

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