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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 170TDI review

VW’s large SUV has a new base model. Can it still pull off the pseudo-luxury vibe?

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross long-term review: Urban living

Urban running is where the Volkswagen T-Cross is most at home. In this long-term update, James does the shopping.

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross long-term review: Introduction

The littlest 'T' joins the CarAdvice long term fleet – so what is in store for the 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Life while it is in our care?

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI Adventure Edition review

The VW Touareg Adventure edition is designed to appeal to buyers who want to tow in comfort.

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Volkswagen Videos

Video: 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Life long-term introduction

This is the Volkswagen T-Cross – it’s the newest and smallest member of the Volkswagen T-name SUV family. It’s light on size, and pretty light on frills – and so begs the question, that as an urban runabout, do you really need any more? Well, we’ve got this one for the next few months as part of our long term fleet, to find out!  ...

Video: Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok vs LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed

There is a new addition to the Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 range, due in showrooms in April 2021.

Video: 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style review

Volkswagen’s T-Cross isn’t the cheapest small SUV around, but it also proves to be more than just a high-riding version of the Polo city car on which it’s based.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

The Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are two of the best mid-sized SUVs you can buy right now. But which model appeals the most in entry-level guise?

2020 Volkswagen T-Cross v Volkswagen T-Roc comparison

Two small, T-badged Volkswagen SUVs, but should buyers choose a fully optioned three-cylinder T-Cross or a sportier four-cylinder T-Roc?

Small SUV review: 2020 Ford Puma v Volkswagen T-Cross comparison

Two of the newest and cheapest European SUVs come together for this comparison. What's the verdict?

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Volkswagen News

Volkswagen Group faces $157 million fine for narrowly missing CO2 target – report

Volkswagen Group may be issued a fine of more than €100 million (AU$157 million) for missing its European fleet emissions target by 0.5 grams per kilometre in 2020. Despite cutting the average CO2 output of its vehicles by approximately 20 per cent last year, the European Union could still issue the penalty to Volkswagen Group for failing to miss its assigned target, news outlet Reuters reports...

2021 Volkswagen Polo facelift spied with minimal camouflage – UPDATE: Rendered!

UPDATE, 17 January 2021: Following new spy images that emerged last week, Russian website Kolesa has created a set of renderings previewing what the (fully) un-camouflaged Volkswagen Polo facelift will look like. Up front, a pair of Golf-inspired headlights sit above a revised lower fascia, while at the rear reshaped tail-lights and a restyled 'diffuser' headline the (albeit minor) changes...

Son of former Volkswagen boss on a mission to deliver battery breakthrough – report

The son of a disgraced former Volkswagen boss has emerged as one of the key players in developing a new 'miracle' battery which could transform the landscape of the automotive industry. According to Business Insider Germany, Martin Winterkorn Junior reportedly turned down a job at Apple to instead be part of a major project at QuantumScape – a US start-up which enjoys backing from the likes of Volkswagen and Bill Gates...

Video: 2022 Volkswagen Transporter T7 spied in testing

UPDATE, 12 January 2021: A company insider has confirmed to CarAdvice the render (shown below) originated from inside of Volkswagen's commercial design department. The information helps to confirm the 2022 Volkswagen Transporter T7 will follow a similar design to the Caddy, unveiled in late 2020. The original story remains unchanged below...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Trendline (4x4) review

This Amarok was purchased new 190,000km ago, and it has been the best twin-cab ute that I have owned in terms of performance, ride and comfort. It's a great bus. The motor pulls strong when accelerating and it handles light towing with ease. The ZF8 gearbox is amazing and makes the Amarok ideal for touring...

2012 Volkswagen Golf R review

Having owned my Volkswagen Golf R for eight months now and recently completing my first service, now feels to be the right time to write a review on it. I have been into performance cars for as long as I can remember and once I obtained my full licence earlier this year I wanted something a bit more fun than the highly reliable and practical Toyota Camry I was driving on my P’s...

2003 Volkswagen Golf GTi review

Several months ago I decided I needed a small run around for doing the mundane things in life. This meant I could leave the cars I actually enjoyed driving in my garage, safe from the rigors of day to day traffic and car park life. I wondered what to get. So my list of items included; small, cheap, fuel efficient in manual, zippy and maybe even fun? Importantly it had to be mechanically simple, reliable and cheap to work on...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Trendline review

It baffles me that you don’t see more Golf wagons on the road. It has the space of an SUV with the handling of a hatchback. The fuel economy of a sedan with the off-road nous of a full size 4WD. Okay, the 4WD ability wasn’t quite there, but I gave it a good crack on a few occasions...

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