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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

2020 Volkswagen Passat review: 140TSI Business Wagon

Volkswagen’s classy and practical Passat wagon is back to give executives and families a more affordable alternative to the load-luggers from luxury brands.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Highline review

At $1500 more than a regular Tiguan 162TSI Highline, is the larger seven-seat Allspace the smart choice?

Cars you didn’t know you want: Volkswagen Brasilia

Remember when Volkswagen of Brazil thought they could build a better Beetle? No neither do I, yet here we are. Introducing the Volkswagen Brasilia, a rear-engined compact car designed to replace the Beetle. In Brazil. And Nigeria. Produced by Volkswagen do Brasil from 1974-82, the Brasilia was available as either a three- or five-door hatchback...

2021 Volkswagen Touareg R review

The performance car world is changing, and so is Volkswagen R, as evidenced by the arrival of the 2021 Volkswagen Touareg R, the first-ever plug-in hybrid model to come from the German carmaker’s performance sub-brand. The new range-topping Touareg indirectly replaces the short-lived Touareg V8 TDI, becoming the first model in Volkswagen’s flagship SUV line-up to wear the R badge since the memorable twin-turbocharged 5...

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Volkswagen Videos

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.

2020 Volkswagen Golf R Final Edition review

The Final Edition is the last – well, almost the last – offering for the Mk7 Golf R in Australia. And what a fitting farewell it is.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

Family SUV review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace comparison

Mercedes’s boxy new GLB seven-seater SUV squares up to the biggest version of Volkswagen’s popular, premium-mainstream Tiguan.

Small SUV review: 2020 Kia Seltos v Volkswagen T-Cross comparison

Like any wise car manufacturer these days, Kia and Volkswagen are busy trying to fill any gaps in their SUV line-ups. In the case of the Korean and German brands, they’re downsizing to enter the increasingly popular compact SUV arena. For 13-odd years, the Tiguan has been the smallest VW SUV you could buy in Australia – but in 2020 there are now two models available below that: the T-Cross we have here, and the slightly larger T-Roc...

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

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Volkswagen News

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg price and specs: Limited-edition SUVs arrive

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg unveiled for Australia Limited to 300, of which 200 will have the V6 and 100 will use a V8 Blacked-out styling with plenty of tech Priced from $119,990 plus on-road costs to $139,990 plus on-road costs The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg has been announced, with only 300 of the special SUVs on offer...

First allocation of VW Amarok W580 almost gone

An orderly queue is starting to form for the Volkswagen Amarok W580 special edition. The locally-developed model – a partnership with Volkswagen Australia and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group, formerly the parent company of Holden Special Vehicles – is due in local showrooms from April 2021...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy launches in Europe, Australian timing pushed out

The 2021 Volkswagen Caddy has been officially launched in Germany, with the all-new van and people mover expected to land in Australia in the middle of next year – a little later than the first-quarter timing expected when it was first revealed in February. The new Caddy is based on Volkswagen's latest MQB architecture, which also underpins the new 2021 Golf...

2019-2020 Volkswagen Crafter van recalled for faulty window fitment

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 45 examples of its Crafter van with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to a fault with window fitment. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says affected vehicles "could allow water into the vehicle and could even fall off the vehicle"...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162 TSI Highline review

In late 2016, I put in an order for one of the first 162TSI MY17 Tiguans to be shipped to Australia. I had done a tonne of research; the remit was to purchase an SUV partly for the practically of having a larger vehicle and partly because my wife and I were planning to conceive our first child (who, by the way, is finally on their way!)...

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Well this review for the Polo GTI may be a little different to most as it's all from my perspective. Firstly to get the performance stats out of the way, it has a maximum speed of 237km/h (250 with a little help from the gradient and if the launch control is used), 0-100km/h in 6.15 seconds, 400 metres in 14.5 seconds, and if the hammer is kept down it will change into 6th gear at 200km/h...

2020 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI Highline review

"You bought a Volkswagen??", "Why would you buy from the company that had that dieselgate controversy?", "Their DSG gearboxes are so unreliable so you will regret it!" Oh yes, you will hear it all and we did, particularly when going from a Mazda SP25, which is seen as more reliable...

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI review

SUVs. I have a genuine belief that their success can be attributed to the blinkered reliance on American ideals, particularly when it comes to motoring trends. The consensus that indicates that these large, roley-poley, high-riding, dreary, middle-class shopping trolleys provide something that a station wagon cannot, is laughable...

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