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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)...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and Tiguan R due in Australia in February, T-Roc R here later in 2022

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to launch four new high-performance R models in 2022, the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R hatch and wagon, 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R and 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R – here's when you can expect them to arrive. First to reach Australian Volkswagen showrooms will be the Golf R small-car duo (above) and Tiguan R mid-size SUV (below), due to launch locally in February 2022...

Volkswagen Polo GTI, Audi A1 40 TFSI get power boost and seven-speed auto in Europe, not for Australia

The Volkswagen Polo GTI hot hatch and Audi A1 40 TFSI have been treated to a performance bump in Europe – but an Australian launch appears unlikely for the foreseeable future. A rolling change from March 2021 production onwards, the 2...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Four: Ram to Volvo

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined with off-road accessories

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been imagined in this new set of renderings. Using official teaser sketches released by Volkswagen, Swiss Amarok accessories company Black Sheep commissioned illustrator Sascha Thilmany to create these renderings, featuring the brand's products...

Volkswagen ID.X electric hot hatch concept shown off by CEO

A new Volkswagen hot-hatch concept known as the ID.X has been shown off by CEO Ralf Brandstaetter on his private LinkedIn page. Based on the German manufacturer’s all-electric ID.3 model, the sporty EV reportedly delivers 245kW to all four wheels via dual motors. Drawing voltage from an 82kWh lithium-ion battery pack, these electric motors allow the 0-100km/h benchmark sprint to be completed in a claimed 5...

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift revealed, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has been officially unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March inclusive)...

2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift teased ahead of June 2021 reveal, Australian launch due by mid-2022

The facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been teased for the first time, ahead of its full debut at the end of June 2021, and Australian launch in the second quarter of 2022 (April to June inclusive). A sole teaser image released by Volkswagen overnight confirms the Polo GTI will benefit from similar styling updates to those applied to the standard Polo late in April, headlined by a new front end with reshaped headlights and a full-width LED daytime-running light bar...