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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 T-Cross long-term review: Farewell

So long and thanks for all the T? We bid farewell to our long-term VW T-Cross and discover a surprise skill along the way.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI Life review

A midlife upgrade for the Volkswagen Tiguan is subtle but extensive. First up, we're taking a look at the 110TSI Life, the entry model to the line-up.

Project Cars: Why I bought a Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 – and not one of the newer utes

Last year's ute mega test was personal for one of our team, who came out of the exercise more confused than he went into it.

Five awesome things (and one bad) about the Volkswagen Touareg 310TDI V8 diesel

It’s an automotive trick as old as time itself: if you want to make a car better, stick a V8 in it. And under the growing influence of downsizing, electrification and hybridisation, something utterly powerful, purely fossil-fuel powered, in that classic configuration of a bent-eight, is probably going to be something special...

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Volkswagen Videos

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 range review

We got a chance to sample a few variants of the new 2021 Volkswagen Transporter range at its recent launch in Australia, to see how it stacks up.

Video: Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

Loadspace is arguably the most crucial part of a ute’s definition. While their base function is still the same, there are a lot of different feature these days that can set them apart. From bare bones, all the way to electric roller covers, let's see what's available to you.

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.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

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.

Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

There's plenty of variety at the business end of the four-wheel-drive ute segment these days. We run through them from top to bottom.

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?

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Volkswagen News

Dieselgate: Volkswagen loses appeal, Australian Federal Court upholds $125 million fine

Volkswagen has lost a Federal Court appeal against a $125 million fine handed down in the wake of the 'Dieselgate' saga. Volkswagen and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had originally agreed to a $75 million fine, but in December 2019 the Federal Court described the fine as "manifestly inadequate", increasing it to $125 million...

Volkswagen takes a swipe at Subaru drivers in new ID.4 commercial

Volkswagen has delivered a playful dig at Subaru in a new ad for its ID.4 electric SUV by subtly implying that Subaru owners may not be so deserving of their 'green' image. The ad, currently airing in North America, features a family that's recently purchased an ID.4, and follows each family member as they detail how their lives have changed for the better since owning the car...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy price and specs

2021 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specification Fifth-generation model here in July in van, people mover and camper bodies Advanced technology on offer, including semi-autonomous driving capabilities Priced from $34,990 before on-road costs Australian pricing and specification details of the 2021 Volkswagen Caddy range have been announced...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2020 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 132TSI Premium review

This car replaced a 2013 Golf Mk6 GTI with an APR Stage 1 tune. The Alltrack is my wife’s car really, but I am allowed to drive it as I am the chief car detailer. We moved to the country a couple of years ago and the GTI was great fun around the local roads, however it was becoming a little impractical due to the low ride height...

2019 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

Another six months of ownership have passed since the first introduction to my latest and current drive. In the eight months since picking up the Golf Highline with R-Line package it has covered just under 7,000km. The majority of this has been urban commute in regional Queensland during those glorious hot summer months, giving many opportunities to test the heat of the leather seats and sunroof...

2016 Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg Edition review

This is my second VW Scirocco. In late 2016 my 2013 Scirocco R lease was coming to an end, and Volkwagen released this final Wolfsburg edition... so after a brief scan of the market for other options, I decided to continue with VW and this limited edition model. My particular car is a 6-speed manual in Oryx White Pearl paintwork, and I also ticked the sunroof option...

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon review

NOTE: stock images have been used as none were provided by owner. I’d always wanted one of the performance Golfs, but I always needed something a bit more practical... then along came the Golf R Wagon. Perfect! I’ve had mine for about 18 months now and thankfully it has not disappointed. It’s a bit understated, which I like for the most part...

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