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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 Beats review

Are headphones and compact city cars a marketing match made in heaven, or is Volkswagen pushing its luck with the Polo Beats?

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

If there's such a thing as a 'mature' hot hatch, it's the 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI. But just because it's easy to live with and sophisticated to behold, don't mistakenly assume it won't carve corners on demand...

Briannen's Beetle: Brakes, exams, and a sore head

It’s been a few months since we last caught up with Briannen and her Beetle. The 16-year old is restoring her first car, a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, with her VW mechanic dad, Mark, who is teaching her all the tricks along the way, and we will be following her every step...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg review

From the second we jumped behind the wheel of the brand new flagship Volkswagen Touareg, it was clear this version is a substantial improvement on its predecessor.

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Volkswagen Videos

2019 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

It's not cheap, given the same fundamental powertrain and transmission package is available for less, but the Beats offers all the Polo's best assets in a package that'll no doubt appeal strongly to people who want to stand out a bit more than is possible in the Comfortline or R-Line.

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg first drive

It’s impossible to dispute that the only thing about the Touareg that isn’t definitively ‘premium’ is its badge (ok, and its steering wheel). It’s as good off the beaten path as ever, and highly competent when towing, but also brings new levels of luxury and tech. It’s almost too accomplished in some ways, especially if you’re looking from Audi’s vantage point...

Volkswagen Arteon Time Attack review: Mad apprentices

What happens when you take an Arteon R-Line and put it in the hands of a crew of Volkswagen Australia apprentices? You get the ART3on, a time-attack-ready Arteon! With a target of around 360-to-380kW and 600Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time below 4.0 seconds, Volkswagen's apprentice squad had their work cut out for them...

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

Family haulers face off! Hyundai Santa Fe v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-8 v Peugeot 5008 v Skoda Kodiaq v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. There is now no shortage of respectable 7-seat SUVs on the market for the driver who needs to haul a big family, or the kids and their friends. We've selected a handful of major contenders to see which is worth you spend...

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580 comparison

The fact that Mercedes-Benz has taken the time and effort to join the ever-growing fray of 4WD utes available in Australia tells you how important and potentially lucrative this competitive segment is. It’s a landscape that is changing at breakneck speed, and moving away from those humble working origins into something more of a segment defined by lifestyle, prestige and an outdoorsy intent...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace v Mazda CX-8 comparison

Mazda Australia clearly believes there’s big business in catering for large families. Having successfully lobbied in 2007 to grab a right-hand-drive version of the US-focused CX-9 seven-seater SUV, the company has now diverted the new CX-8 seven-seater from the Japanese brand’s domestic market...

Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...

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Volkswagen News

2013/14 Volkswagen Up! added to Takata recall

The 2013/14 Volkswagen Up! has joined the long (and ever-growing) list of cars caught in the mandatory Takata airbag recall, with 2295 micro cars called back for fresh inflators. As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that can degrade when exposed to heat and humidity...

Volkswagen I.D. production to be carbon neutral

Volkswagen is chasing carbon-neutral production for its upcoming I.D. Neo hatchback, in an attempt to save 1 million tons of CO2 every year. Renewable energy will be used to power the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Germany, where the I.D. will be built. It'll also source the battery cells in the most sustainable way possible, although the company admits the entire process can't be carbon-neutral, from raw materials to manufacture...

Volkswagen Touareg V6 petrol joins European range, 'no plans' for Oz right now

Volkswagen is getting ready to add a petrol-powered V6 engine to its Touareg line-up, according to reports from Europe. At the moment, the Volkswagen flagship is offered with two diesel options, the most powerful of which produces 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. The 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol, which was promised at launch, ups the power output to 250kW...

Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away. Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2016 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line review

As any car guy probably knows, each year seems to see a thinning of our numbers. How often do you hear car talk around the water cooler at work? I certainly don't, but have always been keen to encourage it, yet these days it falls on deaf ears. I am lucky to have a few friends who don't see their family conveyance as an appliance on wheels...

2011 Volkswagen Golf 118TSI Comfortline review

I won't bore you too much with my rationale for purchasing this car, but I was on the hunt for a hatchback to comfortably ferry a disabled parent, drive to work and attend sporting fixtures, all predominantly in the inner city. If I'd frequented any VW forums, I probably would've ruled out the twincharged engine...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI wagon review

Bought new in 2016, the Passat wagon replaced a string of Subarus: Foresters and WRXs. A demonstration drive immediately impressed with the Passat's very quiet and smooth ride, surprisingly lively performance, effective handling, spacious cabin and capacious boot. At the time, the discounted drive away price included 3 years' free service, making the car a very attractive proposition...

2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline review

We’ve had the car well over a year now and we have travelled nearly 30,000km including a road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and back with our family of five. We are so glad to have optioned the driver assistance package which has not only made the car safe for our family, but also a pleasure to drive and should help resale value as this is now standard on the new Golf Highline...

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