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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...

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross, T-Roc price rises: Compact SUVs up to $500 more expensive

Prices of the Volkswagen T-Cross light SUV and T-Roc small SUV have risen for the new year, with increases of $400 to $500 across selected variants of their respective ranges. The entire two-strong T-Cross line-up is now $400 more expensive, with prices now kicking off from $28,390 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 85TSI Life, and $31,390 before on-roads for the 85TSI Style...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

2021 Volkswagen new cars

A chronic shortage of vehicles to sell - namely SUVs and Amarok - hurt Volkswagen in 2020. The signs are good for 2021, though. Volkswagen Group was down 21.5 per cent in Australia for the first 11 months compared to 2019, but it's not all bad news. Firstly, 2019 was a solid year for the brand, and secondly, the drop was almost entirely related to not actually having enough vehicles here to sell...

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI Adventure Edition review

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

Dieselgate: Court decision exposes Volkswagen to lawsuits

The European Union's highest court has broadened the definition of illegal emissions-cheating technology on Thursday, laying the groundwork for future lawsuits against Volkswagen Group. Defeat devices were previously only considered illegal if they manipulated emissions tests after the emissions were produced...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy: Initial Australian details

Volkswagen Australia has released further details of the new-generation Caddy line-up, ahead of its scheduled local launch early in the second half of 2021. As outlined earlier this month, three body variants will be offered locally: Caddy Cargo, Caddy Crewvan and Caddy People Mover...

These are Australia's safest used cars, according to accident data

With used car sales surging in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, key safety bodies are urging shoppers to consider the credentials of their secondhand purchases, with a new report ranking the best and worst models. Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has released its latest 2020 Used Car Safety Ratings, based on data collected from 8 million vehicles involved in crashes across Australia and New Zealand...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: DSG auto only, in showrooms May 2021

The new-generation 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be not be offered with a manual transmission option when it arrives in Australia next year. Volkswagen Australia confirmed to CarAdvice today the eighth generation of Volkswagen's front-drive, cult-favourite hot hatch will land in local showrooms in early-to-mid-May 2021, around one or two weeks after the core 110kW Golf range touches down on Australian shores...