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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

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...

2021 Volkswagen Golf review

The Volkswagen Golf 8 is the latest in a long line of quality small hatches from the German brand. Is it still a class benchmark?

2021 Volkswagen T6.1 California Beach camper review

Does Volkswagen's van-turned-camper pass muster as a home away from home? We head into the bush to find out.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review

The revised Volkswagen Tiguan range has landed. Here we take the flagship 162TSI R-Line for a spin.

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Volkswagen Videos

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!

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580S First Drive

We test the 2021 VW Amarok W580S. Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 gets the special vehicles treatment.

Video: 2021 Volkswagen VW T-Cross 85TSI Life Review - long term 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.

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.

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Volkswagen Comparisons

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

Semiconductor shortage hits Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Touareg; Amarok has logistics delays

Volkswagen customers in Australia are likely to experience delivery delays of key models – such as the new Golf hatch, updated Tiguan mid-size SUV, and large Touareg family SUV – caused by the global semiconductor shortage. Other popular brands such as Hyundai, Kia and Nissan have recently notified dealers of severe stock shortages in the coming months, while market leader Toyota claims it is largely unaffected other than delays caused by a surge in demand...

2022 Volkswagen Multivan unveiled, Australian launch under consideration

The 2022 Volkswagen Multivan has been officially unveiled, though an Australian launch is yet to be locked in. Headlining the new Multivan's changes is a move to Volkswagen's ubiquitous MQB platform, shared with the Golf small car, Tiguan mid-size SUV, Caddy small van and people mover, and other passenger cars and SUVs from the German brand...

Volkswagen ID electric vehicles no closer to Australia, launch possible beyond 2023

Volkswagen's expanding European fleet of ID electric vehicles are no closer to Australia, as the company claims regions with stricter emissions regulations continue to be prioritised over our "automotive third world." Speaking to CarAdvice, a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson said: "We’ve said previously 2022, [that has] slipped back to 2023, [and it] may even be later than that...

2022 Volkswagen Arteon price and specs

2022 Volkswagen Arteon pricing and specification New large car here with a choice of two engines, minimal options Shooting Brake wagon joins liftback for the first time Prices start from $59,990 before on-road costs The facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Arteon will offer a choice of engines and a new Shooting Brake wagon body style for the first time when it reaches local showrooms early in the fourth quarter of this year (October)...

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Volkswagen Owner Reviews

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...

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline review

I’ll start by telling you I hate Golfs. Why, you ask? The would have to be one of the most boring cars ever made. They make even a Corolla look exciting. Yet since 1974 it's been a bestseller across the globe. Not much has changed since the Mk1; all Golfs look the same, only come in white and are always at least a couple of grand dearer than a Corolla...

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