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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

Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400

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. Good news, bad news, indifferent news, any news really...

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report two: Infotainment

Considering they're pitched primarily younger buyers, it's important that modern light cars have the latest in infotainment for tech-savvy and stream-happy buyers. Luckily for those youngsters, the Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has just about every base covered. All variants of the new-generation 2018 Polo range come fitted as standard with the familiar 8...

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg review

The crest of VW’s home city is back with the Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg, bringing some key extras to the higher-riding version of the Passat wagon.

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline manual review

We know the Polo is capable, handsome and refined, but can it be fun? The base-model manual certainly makes a good fist of it.

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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...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

2018 Hyundai i30 N v VW Golf GTI Original 3-door: Full comparison

We've put the new Hyundai i30 N up against the Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door, but how does it go against this more affordable three-door option? Let's find out.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers 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...

2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic v Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline DSG comparison

Not everyone wants the cheapest city car they can afford. To find out which small car is worth spending (relatively) big money on, we pitch the new Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline against the flagship Mazda 2 GT. If the Volkswagen Polo hasn’t been the biggest vehicle in the city car segment, it has always been one of the most grown-up...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

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Volkswagen News

Ford and Volkswagen exploring 'strategic alliance'

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible 'strategic alliance', which could see the two automotive giants team up to develop commercial vehicles. The pairing wouldn't involve any equity sharing or "cross-ownership stakes", ruling out the possibility of a massive automotive alliance in a similar vein to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi or Peugeot Citroen (PSA)...

Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss

Volkswagen Australia managing director, Michael Bartsch, has called for Australia's fuel standards and emissions testing to be dragged into line with the latest European rules, lest we become a "dumping ground" for old engine technology...

2018 Volkswagen Polo gains R-Line option

The Volkswagen Polo range has been bolstered with the addition of a sporty R-Line Package, now available on Comfortline variants. Priced at $1500, the R-Line pack adds more aggressive bumpers front and rear with gloss-black accents, side skirt extensions in black grain, a diffuser-style rear treatment with chromed faux tailpipe finishers, a rear spoiler in high-gloss black, and 16-inch 'Sebring' alloys finished in Metallic Grey...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace pricing and specs

Volkswagen has confirmed pricing and specifications for the incoming seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, set to kick off from $40,490 before on-road costs when it touches down next month. The range will kick off with the Comfortline, available with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and six-speed DSG in 110TSI ($40,490 before ORCs) guise, a 132kW/320Nm 2...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Quite often, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is referred to as the ultimate benchmark of a hot hatch. Here I am posting an owner's car review of my Golf GTI, as I celebrate surpassing my one-year anniversary of ownership. Hooray! I consider myself a petrol head, like many of us out there. Prior to the Golf, I was an owner of a Holden VF Commodore SSV Redline...

2013 Volkswagen Golf 103TSI Highline review

I bought my Golf second hand in a private sale in 2016. After a few Mercedes, I still wanted something German, but didn't want to pay more than $20K. It also had to be modern and have adaptive cruise control...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 140TDI Highline review

I had a 2008 Highline (wagon) and loved the way it drove, how it could fit both my Swiss Shepherds in and a pram. I loved it so much I bought a 2016 ex-demo for $38K, whereas brand-new it is around $50K for the Highline. I wanted the Highline because I drive an old dirty work van during the week, and it’s great to step into a luxury car without it being a Rolls...

2013 Volkswagen Golf 90TSI Comfortline review

Now into my fifth year of ownership with 60,000km showing on the odo’, which only reveals itself when I open the driver's door, this updates the report I wrote when the car was only a few months old. I call it 'the Golf'. It was going to be named Golf Inge at one point, mostly because it was exceedingly clever and witty of me, but I realised the Golf is a boy car, not a girl car...

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