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2020 Volkswagen Golf sketch revealed

A sketch previewing the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf was displayed during the brand's annual session in Wolfsburg, Germany, this week. The teaser seems to confirm speculation the new Golf will feature a slimline set of headlights. Elsewhere we can see the trailing edge of the rear door will, once again, mirror the shape of the tailgate aperture, tail-light housing and bumper edges...

Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW...

Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines

At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany “our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral"...

Volkswagen rallying dealers for emissions election stoush

Volkswagen is turning to dealers in its push for revised emissions standards Down Under, arming dealer principals with a sternly-worded letter to hand their local member of parliament ahead of next year's Federal Election. The company has been one of the most vocal campaigners for revised legislation around vehicle emissions and fuel quality in Australia, lest we join what it's dubbed the 'automotive third world'...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details

The new, third-generation Volkswagen Touareg arrives in Australia during the second quarter of 2019. It’ll sit atop VW’s range alongside the sleek Arteon, and like that sleek elongated hatchback is now pitched at the luxury part of the market. MORE: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg review Design: There’s a hell of a lot of Audi in the new Touareg’s design, with a side profile reminiscent of the smaller Q5...

Volkswagen Tarok: Australian launch is a 'no'

The Volkswagen Tarok ute isn’t big enough or powerful enough for the Australian market, according to the German brand’s local arm. The Tarok was revealed in early November as a concept virtually ready for production, and ready to sit below the company’s full-size Amarok ute that’s been on sale since 2011...

Volkswagen rules out merger with Ford

More details have emerged about the Volkswagen Group's discussions with Ford, and its upcoming push into the electric vehicle market. In a press conference after the Volkswagen Group's most recent board meeting, Herbert Diess told news organisations, including the Detroit Free Press, a merger with Ford has "never" been considered during collaboration discussions between the two automakers...

Volkswagen adds Siri integration to Car-Net app

Volkswagen has added Siri capability to its Car-Net smartphone application, allowing owners to use their voice for functions like locking, unlocking and honking the horn. Owners need to be running iOS12 on their device, and can then just say things like "Hey Siri, lock my car" to make the Car-Net integration work...

Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building an entry-level electric car priced below the important €20,000 ($32,300) barrier in Europe. According to Reuters, the group's supervisory board will meet on November 16, European time, to discuss the proposal...

Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition is on sale Down Under, featuring equipment upgrades for $55,490 before on-road costs. Previously confirmed as part of the MY19 Tiguan range, the Wolfsburg is based on the popular 162TSI Highline and limited to an initial allocation of 500 units – "with the possibility of a further consignment"...

Volkswagen Tarok Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Tarok concept has been unveiled on the first day of the Sao Paulo motor show, previewing a compact, production-ready dual-cab ute. The Tarok concept features a dual-cab body with seating for five people, a panoramic glass roof, and LED lights visually connecting the grille and headlight units...