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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

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report five: Cabin comfort and practicality

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has quickly become a core part of the CarAdvice Melbourne family. We've taken it on a road trip, tested it during the daily grind, and we've critiqued its infotainment system. Now, we're taking a closer look at one of the biggest improvements made to the Polo in this, its new generation – interior comfort and practicality...

Reader Review: David Festa takes a spin in the Volkswagen Arteon

Remember we said there's a full reader review coming for the Arteon 206TSI R-Line? Here it is. David Festa took the car for a week – here are his thoughts, accompanied by images from CarAdvice. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line in Chilli Red Metallic...

2019 Volkswagen Polo 6 GTI review

The revamped Volkswagen Polo 6 GTI promises to be more Golf-like and more authentically 'GTI'. But does it make for a better compact hot hatchback? Or a properly affordable one?

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review

The stretched Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is the company's long awaited seven-seat SUV, and just like its classy sibling it does very little wrong. It's a worthy rival to the Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq and co. Would you expect anything otherwise?

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Volkswagen Videos

2019 Volkwagen Polo GTI review: Australian launch

Jez Spinks drives the bigger new 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI, now powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Polo GTI is all grown up, but is it better?

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI review: The Polo grows up

On singular merit, the Polo remains very impressive, offers broad appeal, and doesn't really exhibit shortcomings of major concern in any critical areas. What this latest test has further anchored is the growing belief around the CarAdvice traps that this new generation has lobbed as the most mature offering in the compact class, and looks to maintain its class-act status for overall goodness...

Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400 review

See the full article here With the never-ending rise of house prices in this country – although, even as I write this, the news pages have swung around to the gloom and doom of predicting massive price drops – it’s enough to have me dreaming of something else. An escape from the mundaneness of the endless news cycle...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline v Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo

The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s 1980s/1990s predecessors that had different names around the world. Swift is the right word to describe the little Suzuki’s rise to six-million units since it became a proper global model in 2005...

2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that accounts for about half of all people-mover sales in Australia. Released in 2015 in third-generation form, the Korean eight-seater has been given an update for 2018...

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Volkswagen News

Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?

Electric park brakes are more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can automatically activate/deactivate, and make life easier for the vast majority of everyday drivers. But they have removed one element of the average petrolhead's (closed road/private course) repertoire – the handbrake turn...

Volkswagen Transporter, Caddy go electric with ABT

The Volkswagen e-Transporter and Volkswagen e-Caddy have made their debuts alongside the flashier ID Buzz Cargo concept at the 2018 Hannover commercial vehicle show. Both the electric Transporter and Caddy were designed in conjunction with ABT, a tuner specialising in vehicles from the sprawling Volkswagen Group portfolio...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta hits 338km/h at Bonneville

A highly modified example of the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has achieved a speed of 338km/h at the Bonneville Salt Flats, as part of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s World of Speed event. This speed was enough for it to take out Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) Blown Gas Coupe (G/BGC) class record...

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept unveiled

The Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Hannover commercial vehicle show. As its name suggests, the Buzz is a cargo van take on the ID Buzz concept unveiled in Detroit at the beginning of 2017. It should be noted, the Cargo features a rear overhang that's 106mm longer than the regular ID Buzz...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Grid Edition review

The decision to finally buy a Golf R Grid was a long process. I consider myself a car nutcase that loves reading and researching any car that sparks interest. After annoying the car dealers with all the test drives, along with endless watching and reading of car reviews from all over the world, I came to the conclusion the Golf R Grid was for me...

2001 Volkswagen Golf GL review

My 1J Golf was not a car I intended to own for six years and counting. It was 2012 and I was wrapping up my first enjoyable full-time job to return to uni at a fresh-faced age of 21. I had earlier flicked my 2008 Subaru Impreza for multiple reasons (including my discovery of its less than stellar crash history – courtesy of the original owner) and was saving money by using the family Subaru L-series...

2012 Volkswagen Jetta 147TSI Highline review

Approximately two years ago, my wife decided that it was time to replace her ageing early model diesel Volkswagen Tiguan. She enjoyed the Tiguan and was convinced that she wanted something else similar, if not bigger. So, we found a tidy diesel Hyundai Santa Fe at an ex-government auction and bought it...

2011 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Trendline (4x4) review

  I don't normally feel compelled to write reviews, but I have been so bloody happy with this car that I felt I needed to let others know. I bought my Mendoza brown Amarok (otherwise known as Mr Hanky) from new in March 2012. It has just clicked over to 280,000km and next week I am swapping it out for a V6...

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