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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

2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Wolfsburg Edition review

The Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Wolfsburg cuts a striking figure on the road. But do its stealthy looks justify the premium over the regular Touareg 210TDI?

2021 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Wagon launch review

Volkswagen's warm family hauler is heralding the 'return of the sport wagon'.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI launch review

The Golf GTI is a car that needs no introduction, but deserves thorough exploration.

Forget bullet-proof limos, this is the most humble presidential car ever

When we think of presidential cars, we think of big, luxurious and bullet-proof limousines. But scattered amongst the proliferation or armour-plated Mercedes-Benz S-Classes and the beast that is the US President’s Cadillac One, is a humble 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, colour light blue. It belonged to the President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, who served from 2010-2015...

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Video: Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift v Volkswagen Polo - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best City Car

The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000.

Video: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid v Volkswagen Tiguan - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Medium SUV

For this year’s Drive Car of the Year test, we gathered three of the best in the class in our estimation – and one of the newest. The reigning champion Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Volkswagen Tiguan, and the Mazda CX-5 took on the recently arrived and completely new Ford Escape.

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive review

As a car enthusiast, it's not hard to get excited about the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Video: 2021 4X4 Dual Cab Ute Off-Road Mega Test

We know how they perform on the black top but, which dual cab performs best when the going gets rough? Let's find out!

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2021 4x4 Ute Off-road mega test

You can see it in the traffic. Four-wheel-drive utes are more popular than ever, and account for almost one in five (17.5 per cent) of all new vehicle sales in Australia based on sales data from January to April 2021. Indeed, between the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, four-wheel-drive double cab utes have been the top-selling vehicles outright for the past five years in a row, and are well on the way to notching up a sixth...

Spec shootout: 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 v 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5

If there's one car that has come to define its segment, it's the Volkswagen Golf. Volkswagen's small-car staple has entered its eighth generation for 2021, with an evolutionary LED-laden exterior and a revised (but largely carryover) platform clothing an all-new cabin with twin digital displays and touch-based interfaces for climate control, headlights and most vehicle functions...

2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D v 2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line comparison

Forget Q7, X5, RX and GLE for now. Genesis’s first sports utility vehicle needs to make an impression by defeating our favourite large luxury SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg.

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Volkswagen News

2022 Volkswagen Taigo revealed: Coupe-styled T-Cross not bound for Australia

The 2022 Volkswagen Taigo small SUV has been revealed in Europe – though an Australian launch isn't planned. The 'coupe'-styled twin to the T-Cross 'light' SUV – and a relative under the skin to the Polo city car – the new Taigo is the European-market, Spanish-built equivalent of the Nivus, a near-identical coupe SUV sold by Volkswagen in South America...

2022 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake delays: Limited numbers due in October 2021, more stock due mid-2022

The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake wagon is the latest new vehicle to suffer from semiconductor shortage-related delays, with the first bulk shipments of Volkswagen's new wagon not due in local showrooms until early to mid-2022...

2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition unveiled

The 2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in April next year. While price and specifications for the 2022 VW Amarok W580X will be announced closer to its on-sale date, key details have been revealed. As with the road-focused VW Amarok W580S, there is no extra power or torque planned for the turbo diesel 3...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R wagon revealed, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch early next year. Known as the Estate or Variant in other markets, the new Golf R wagon blends the go-fast mechanicals and sporty styling of Volkswagen's latest all-wheel-drive hot hatch with the more practical body of a wagon...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2021 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI R-line review

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to visit New Zealand. We knew we had quite a bit of driving ahead of us so booking a decent rental was important. I found Sixt have recently launched operations in New Zealand and have an awesome fleet available to rent, and some of the models are even guaranteed. We booked a Golf Mk8 for the five days and covered 1,400km in that time in the North Island...

2017 Volkswagen Golf R review

After owning a Nissan GT-R R35 for four years and wanting something that could actually carry four passengers, while not attracting too much attention, and could get between traffic lights at a reasonable pace, I settled on a Golf R wagon. Let’s just say that, bang for buck, it’s an exceptional package...

1976 Volkswagen Kombi review

Ah, where do you start with a piece of motoring history like this? I grew up with not a single interest in vehicles - all I knew was that when it was time to purchase my first car it was going to be a Kombi. This is something that no first car buyer now will have the joy of doing due to the obscene asking price for them now! Sure enough the time came, I came of age and needed a vehicle...

2015 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

I bought my 2015 Golf Highline based on features and performance. Oh and the fuel economy, which is under 6 litres per 100kilometres and is repeatedly achievable. Fuel economy is 100% fantastic. I am disappointed with the silly space-saver tyre as there’s no financial gain aftermarket. I dumped it and bought a real wheel...

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