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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"...

2021 VW Golf R snapped without disguise, more power coming – UPDATE: teaser!

UPDATE, 17 September: The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R has been teased ahead of the model's unveiling on 4 November, 2020. The shadowy image of the Golf R was shared in a short video on American racing car driving Tanner Foust's Twitter account, though the video mostly showed Volkswagen's new T-Roc R SUV...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 has joined the growing list of top-end utes, as Australians continue to buy record numbers of workhorses turned into show ponies. Unlike the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X, and Nissan Navara Warrior, the VW Amarok W580 has been designed with a focus on on-road performance, although extra ground clearance and Pirelli Scorpion tyres will also boost its off-road ability...

2022 Volkswagen Taos compact SUV launches in US

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos has officially launched for the US market, however the compact SUV is unlikely to be offered in Australia anytime soon. Set to slot into the line-up below the Tiguan, the model will effectively serve as an unofficial replacement for the standard Golf in North America. Power is derived from a 1...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport unveiled with 221kW

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport has been announced, delivering a significant power increase over the standard version. Taking the baton from the previous 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – a model still available in Australia – the Clubsport is designed to be a more pointed iteration of the iconic Golf GTI, offering increased handling characteristics to match the extra performance...

Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...

Bugatti halts product development as rumours of VW sale intensify – UPDATE

Update, 8 October 2020: Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann has told media outlet Bloomberg the high-performance Volkswagen subsidiary has effectively halted all product development. "We had talks about a second-model lineup," Mr Winkelmann said. "But [this is now] blocked due to the coronavirus crisis; we’re not talking about what’s coming next...

Volkswagen Australia announces fixed-price servicing for older models

Volkswagen Australia has introduced a new fixed price servicing program for cars between four and 15 years old. Known as 4Plus Care, the plans are offered as two-year or four-year packages, comprising basic essential service inclusions as well as brake fluid changes and cabin filter replacements...

Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues

Eight more Volkswagen employees have been charged by German prosecutors for their alleged roles in the 'Dieselgate' saga. German authorities have continued their scrutiny of car manufacturers ever since Volkswagen was found to have used software to cheat diesel emissions laws back in 2015...

Volkswagen website crashes following ID.4 launch

The Volkswagen USA website went down for two hours overnight, as thousands of would-be customers attempted to preorder the new all-electric ID.4 SUV. The manufacturer's American branch posted to Twitter at 1:48am (AEST) “Phew! We're flattered. Appreciate the interest in the ID4 - you guys broke our site! We're rebooting and will respond when we're back up...