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Skoda EV: First prototype spied

A development prototype believed to be the production version of Skoda's first electric vehicle has been spied at the Nurburgring this week, ahead of a likely debut later next year. "But, wait. It's a Volkswagen Tiguan!" However, this particular Tiguan has been stretched slightly and is wearing stickers that indicate it's running an electric powertrain – we already know Volkswagen is only doing standalone 'ID...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

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...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

2021 Volkswagen Golf leaked completely undisguised

We've seen minimally-disguised prototypes, official prototype images and sketches aplenty, but these latest photos show the front and interior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf in all its undisguised glory. These images were posted overnight by Som fanúšik Volkswagenov, a Slovakian Facebook fan group, but it's not clear how the group got hold of these photos...

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport unveiled

Volkswagen is democratising the coupe crossover. No longer will you have to buy a luxury brand to enjoy the privilege of an SUV with a slightly more rakish roofline. The Atlas Cross Sport is based on the large, Toyota Kluger-sized Atlas – also known as the Teramont in China, Mexico, Russia and the Middle East – and shares the MQB platform...

New recall of 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars with DSG gearboxes – some for the second time in six years

Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda are recalling a total of more than 80,000 cars with DSG dual clutch automatic gearboxes because some are slipping into “limp home” mode and can’t be restarted without the help of a mechanic armed with diagnostics equipment. The latest DSG recall – yet to be announced on the Federal Government’s recall website – includes about 62,000 Volkswagens, 14,000 Audis and 4500 Skodas...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

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...

2021 Volkswagen Golf sketched out ahead of October 25 unveiling

Official sketches of the exterior and interior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf were released overnight. The images confirm many of the details we've already seen in practically undisguised spy photos of car's evolutionary body and more radically redesigned cabin...

Volkswagen Group plans to share new PPE platform with rivals – report

If the Volkswagen Group has its way, its new electric platforms won’t just be proliferating throughout their own corporate range – they’ll be proliferating through rival automakers’ line-ups, too. Bloomberg reports the German giant is in discussions with other automakers to share with them its upcoming, all-electric 'PPE' platform...

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020

It appears the limited-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR won't hit Australian showrooms until the new year, with the local arm confirming the most powerful production GTI yet has been delayed. Volkswagen Australia has now indicated a tentative "Q2 2020" launch frame for its race-inspired front-drive hot hatch, after it was initially slated to arrive Down Under this month...

Volkswagen debuts updated 'R' logo

R is for “revamped” and “refreshed”, even a little bit “rakish”. Those words describe the new logo for Volkswagen’s R and R-Line models. Another descriptor would be “heavily stylised” as some observers mightn’t immediately recognise it as being a letter 'R'. Designed in-house, it’s intended to be “modern, distinct and sleek”...