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Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

2022 Volkswagen Polo facelift teased – UPDATE: Images leak ahead of Thursday's unveiling

UPDATE, 21 April 2021: The 2022 Volkswagen Polo has leaked, just a day ahead of its official reveal. The images, from Korea's Autospy, confirm the small Volkswagen hatch will feature the car maker's latest design language, with a full-width LED daytime-running light at the front, bookended with L-shaped accents...

2021 Volkswagen ID.6 electric SUV revealed for China

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.6 electric SUV has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at this week's 2021 Shanghai motor show. The third member of Volkswagen's burgeoning ID electric vehicle family, the six- or seven-seat ID.6 will be sold exclusively in the Chinese market, where it will be offered in two guises, each built as part of a different Volkswagen joint venture: the ID...

Dieselgate: Volkswagen loses appeal, Australian Federal Court upholds $125 million fine

Volkswagen has lost a Federal Court appeal against a $125 million fine handed down in the wake of the 'Dieselgate' saga. Volkswagen and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had originally agreed to a $75 million fine, but in December 2019 the Federal Court described the fine as "manifestly inadequate", increasing it to $125 million...

Volkswagen takes a swipe at Subaru drivers in new ID.4 commercial

Volkswagen has delivered a playful dig at Subaru in a new ad for its ID.4 electric SUV by subtly implying that Subaru owners may not be so deserving of their 'green' image. The ad, currently airing in North America, features a family that's recently purchased an ID.4, and follows each family member as they detail how their lives have changed for the better since owning the car...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy price and specs

2021 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specification Fifth-generation model here in July in van, people mover and camper bodies Advanced technology on offer, including semi-autonomous driving capabilities Priced from $34,990 before on-road costs Australian pricing and specification details of the 2021 Volkswagen Caddy range have been announced...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi there - my Mum who is closing in on 80 years is wanting to downsize from her mid-2000s Honda CR-V to something more compact - but we are looking for a compact SUV with park assist and all the modern safety tech...

Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires

Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to Voltswagen, according to a new report citing insider sources who believe it was an April Fools prank that leaked days earlier than planned. Volkswagen had published a press release confirming the temporary name change for certain electric models in the US, however it appears to have since deleted the bulletin...

Volkswagen changes US name to VOLTSwagen, no rebrand planned for Australia

UPDATE, 31 March 2021: It now appears Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to ‘Voltswagen’, despite earlier assurances. You can read further about the developing story here. Volkswagen will change the name of its US division to 'Voltswagen of America', in a push to highlight the brand’s shift towards electrification...

Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced it will seek damages from its former CEO, Prof Martin Winterkorn, after a six-year investigation. Wintekorn was named alongside former Audi CEO, Prof Rupert Stadler, by Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board as allegedly being the two individuals responsible for the 'Dieselgate' saga, which has resulted in the company paying an estimated $46...