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2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined – and what we know so far

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok ute has been reimagined by CarAdvice’s resident Photoshop guru Theophilus Chin, who has created an artist impression of what the new model could look like – based on the only design sketch released by the German car giant so far...

VW Amarok TDV6 Ultimate name changed to Aventura

The Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 Ultimate has adopted the name used on European flagship models – Aventura – and gained some extra equipment while receiving a modest price cut. The 2021 VW Amarok TDV6 Aventura will start from $72,490 plus on-road costs – pending any special drive-away offers – which is a price cut of $300 compared to the previous Ultimate edition which came out of Germany...

2021 Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 and California here soon

The 2021 Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 van range is beginning to arrive in Australian showrooms with certain models in limited numbers – ahead of the arrival of the complete line-up by the end of January. And the first shipments of the new-generation VW Transporter 6.1 California camper are due in early 2021, just in time for the summer holidays – as a record number of Australians plan to holiday at home...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy and California due in Australia next year

The 2021 Volkswagen Caddy van line-up is due in Australian showrooms about the middle of next year, followed closely by the next-generation Caddy California camper. However the new Caddy range will initially be offered with a choice of only diesel engines, versus the choice of petrol or diesel power currently...

Volkswagen Group launches 'Mission T' to take on Tesla

The CEO of the Volkswagen Group has announced the company's plans to launch an electric assault known as 'Mission T' in an effort to "catch up" with its key rival, Tesla. In a LinkedIn post titled How we transform Volkswagen, CEO Herbert Diess detailed a strategy to challenge the American electric car maker at its own game, to be spearheaded by Audi's Artemis development project...

2021 Volkswagen Passat price and specs: Full range arrives with fresh line-up

The Volkswagen Passat range has had a mild makeover for 2021 as the German car maker confirms the European model sold in Australia has a solid future beyond the current lifecycle. The US version of the Passat is due to be phased out in North America, however the global Passat – the model sold here – is a staple of the Volkswagen range and one of its biggest selling models in markets outside the USA...

Volkswagen Amarok W580: First batch sold out in five minutes 

The first 30 examples of the Volkswagen Amarok W580 have sold out online in less than five minutes – and the special edition will now be sold through the Volkswagen dealer network, with the first deliveries beginning in April 2021. Demand for the first batch of Volkswagen Amarok W580 super utes was so strong, the company had to expand its launch offer to include the first 42 orders taken – before it could shut down the site...

2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 priced from more than $30,000 drive-away, here by mid next year

The starting price for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 will start from in excess of $30,000 drive-away when it arrives in Australian showrooms in the first half of next year. The new-generation Volkswagen Golf will be the most technically advanced model to date – with a full suite of advanced safety features as standard across the range – but it will come with a price premium following increases of about 10 per cent...

Next VW Amarok ‘not a rebadged Ford Ranger’, due in 2023

The next Volkswagen Amarok will not be in Australian showrooms until early 2023 – about 18 months after its twin under the skin, the new Ford Ranger goes on sale in the second half of 2021. And the company insists the new Amarok will have “Volkswagen DNA” even though it is likely to be powered by Ford engines and built in a Ford factory...

Volkswagen quits all motorsport

Just a day after Audi confirmed it would leave the all-electric Formula E Championship, Volkswagen has confirmed it will cease all motorsport activity as it seeks to establish itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles. Last year, the German brand confirmed it would withdraw from all motorsport using an internal combustion engine, instead switching its focus to “fully electric racing cars”...

Volkswagen targeting low-cost electric car by 2023 – report

Volkswagen plans to deliver a €20,000 (AU$32,000) electric vehicle by 2023, according to a new report from Reuters. The in-house project – reportedly codenamed 'Small BEV' (Battery Electric Vehicle) – is tasked with building a city car more affordable than the current ID.3, which was officially launched for Europe in September and is priced from €35,575 (AU$58,000) in Germany...