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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

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

Best medium family SUV 2019: 10 SUVs, 1 winner!

When it comes to mid-sized SUVs, there's one that stands out from the rest. CarAdvice compares the 10 best selling SUVs on the segment to find out which SUV is the best on-road, which is the safest SUV and which SUV is the best value...

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.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

Best medium family SUV 2019: Holden Equinox v Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Renault Koleos v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan

Ten of the best and most popular mid-sized SUVs go head-to-head, but there can only be one winner.

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?

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen Touareg One Million edition revealed, not for Oz

The Volkswagen Touareg One Million edition has been revealed, marking the seven-figure production milestone for the brand's top-shelf luxury crossover. Available to order in Europe now, the Touareg One Million offers a new Sechura Beige exterior paint option, two new alloy wheel designs/finishes, darkened tail-lights, 'ONE Million' badging, and gloss-black exterior accents...

2020 Volkswagen Passat: Australian launch hit with delays

The updated 2020 Volkswagen Passat has been hit with delays on various models, as the local division battles with changes in production scheduled caused by the new WLTP emissions regulations in Europe. Originally scheduled to hit Australian showrooms before the end of the year, the refreshed 2020 Passat will now see a staggered launch Down Under that will see the full line-up's availability draw out into 2020...

2019 Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion pricing and specs

The new-generation Volkswagen Crafter TDI410 4Motion has been priced and specified for Australia, starting at $57,590 plus on-road costs. Commanding a $4500 price increase over equivalent front-wheel drive variants, the Crafter 4Motion adds another layer of versatility in the form of its on-demand all-wheel drive system...

2020 Volkswagen Touareg pricing and specs

The 2020 Touareg range has been detailed by Volkswagen's local division, ahead of a sales launch in late October or early November 2019. Currently limited to one trim level and limited options, the MY20 Touareg will be split into two variants with three available option packages depending on grade, along with additional colour choices inside and out...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Up! review

The Volkswagen Up! I've seen these three words spark many an argument in the comments section of many an article on this site. It seems that some readers are in love with this bundle of joy on four wheels. They love its diminutive stature, they obsess about how its modest power means you can drive it harder and that makes it more fun, not to mention it's the most economical way of moving about...

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...

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