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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...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 priced from $71,990, online ordering goes live this week

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 will go on sale online from midday this Thursday, with the first 30 customers treated to an all-expenses-paid “money can’t buy” experience, including a V8 Supercar track day. UPDATE, 1 December 2020: Volkswagen Australia has today confirmed the two-model range will start from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580 and from $79,990 plus on-road costs for the Amarok W580S...

Volkswagen confirms production of all-electric station wagon with 700km range

Volkswagen has confirmed its 2019 electric vehicle concept, the ID Space Vizzion, will go into production in 2023. Volkswagen CEO of passenger cars, Ralf Brandstätter, took to LinkedIn to make the announcement. “Great news! Under the project name ‘Aero B’ our plant in Emden gets its second E-model,” wrote Brandstätter...

Volkswagen pushes ahead with electric future, retools factories – report

Volkswagen has revealed it is expanding its focus on electric vehicles, investing billions to retool its factories. In a call with investors and analysts on Monday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said the car company was spending €73 billion (AU$118B) to convert two German factories to support production of electric vehicles, reports news outlet Reuters...

The surprising countries our cars come from

With local car manufacturing a thing of the past, it comes as no surprise that our new car stocks come from all over the world. We have Japanese, Thai, Korean, German, British, US and Chinese manufacturers clamouring for our hard-earned. But, not everything is as it seems when it comes to country of origin for vehicle manufacturers...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R unveiled, Australian timing confirmed

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R has been officially unveiled, revealing the quickest and most powerful production Golf in the model's history. The latest generation of Volkswagen's flagship Golf doesn't stray too far from the formula laid out by its predecessors: a powerful turbocharged engine up front, all-wheel-drive and a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox...

Five new wagons you can buy for under $40,000 in Australia

The cliche goes that motoring journalists are only really satisfied behind the wheel of a station wagon with a manual transmission – and it’s not incorrect. At CarAdvice, our wagon-loving ways take many forms, but we can all agree on one thing: it is the superior body type...

2021 Volkswagen Golf R snapped without disguise – UPDATE: teased, again

UPDATE, October 31: The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R has been teased once again, this time with the previously spied R badge – a new design, although revealed already with recent R and R-Line models – displayed in its new home beneath the VW roundel. As noted below, the new Golf R will be revealed on November 4, so watch for all details to be revealed next week...

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg price and specs: Limited-edition SUVs arrive

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg unveiled for Australia Limited to 300, of which 200 will have the V6 and 100 will use a V8 Blacked-out styling with plenty of tech Priced from $119,990 plus on-road costs to $139,990 plus on-road costs The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg has been announced, with only 300 of the special SUVs on offer...