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Volkswagen preparing sporty GTX EV range - report

Alex Misoyannis • Volkswagen is said to be preparing a range of performance-oriented ‘GTX’ flagships for its burgeoning ID electric vehicle range. According to an Autocar report, the GTX badge will be applied to performance-oriented ID models, including a top-spec variant of the production take on the ID Crozz coupe-SUV concepts, reportedly dubbed ID...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy interior spied

The next-generation Volkswagen Caddy has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. Unlike the prototype cargo van spotted back in April, this vehicle is a people mover variant – as evidenced by the functional glass windows for the rear sliding doors and rear quarter panels. It also features a lift-up tailgate, as opposed to the load-lugging model's barn doors...

Volkswagen appoints former Rolls-Royce and BMW chief designer

Jozef Kaban, former head of design for Rolls-Royce, BMW and Skoda, has been appointed as the chief designer for the Volkswagen brand. Kaban will begin his new job on July 1, 2020, presumably because of a non-compete clause in his contract with the BMW Group, where he worked from early 2017 until October this year...

2015-16 Volkswagen Tiguan, Passat CC recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2015-16 Tiguan and 2015 Passat CC, over concerns about the condenser in their airbag control unit. According to the company, there's a risk the cars have a faulty airbag condenser. If a faulty condenser is fitted the airbag could deactivate, or the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could inadvertently fire, as the car interprets the faulty part as a signal there's been a crash...

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Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI, 110TSI coming in mid-2020

After plenty of delays and conjecture, Volkswagen has finally confirmed its Polo-based T-Cross and Golf-based T-Roc crossovers will officially launch in Australia during May 2020. Speaking at the launch of the expanded Touareg range, VW Australia product marketing manager Jeff Shafer explained 2020 will be its "year of the SUV" as the T-Cross and T-Roc join the current Tiguan and Touareg to finally present a "full range" of Volkswagen family-haulers...

Volkswagen Touareg entry model arrives in Australia priced from $79,490

Volkswagen has introduced the most affordable model in its new Touareg range six months after $89,990 Launch Edition went on sale. Priced from $79,490 before on roads, the base Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI is powered by the same 190kW and 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and permanent all-wheel drive system used throughout the revised range...

2020 Volkswagen ID.4 spied

Feast your eyes on the first all-electric Volkswagen to come to Australia, the ID.4 SUV. Ignore the clever disguise – an Opel grille, how sneaky! – and you’ll see this ID.4 is identical to the EV SUV Volkswagen wrapped in camouflage earlier this year in China and shrouded in fog in Frankfurt. The full reveal of the ID...

2020 Volkswagen Viloran revealed

The Volkswagen Viloran people mover has been unveiled at the 2019 Guangzhou motor show. The Viloran is unlikely to ever come Down Under, and may only be built only in left-hand drive as it is built in China as part of Volkswagen's joint venture with SAIC, owner of the MG brand. When it goes on sale next year, the Viloran will compete with luxury people haulers, such as the Lexus LM and Buick GL8...

BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen fined for steel cartel

Germany's three major automakers, the BMW Group, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) and the Volkswagen Group, have been fined a total of €100 million ($163 million) for forming a cartel to buy certain steel products. The Bundeskartellamt, Germany's competition commission, says the three car companies met twice a year with steel makers between 2004 and 2013 to set uniform surcharges for the long steel they purchased...

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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...