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Video: Volkswagen Golf lane merging goes horribly wrong

By now most of you have probably seen the clip of the car stuck to the front of the truck as it continues to drive along at highway speeds, unaware of its unintentional hood ornament. A similar event has now been captured on video over the weekend, with a Volkswagen Golf spun around onto the front of a bus after executing the world's worst lane changing manoeuvre...

Volkswagen New Beetle revision set for early 2011

Since its launch in 1998, the New Beetle has remained relatively unchanged, but with demand for the retro two-door waning, Volkswagen has announced an all-new model is on its way. Based on new platform, a variation of the next Jetta's, the new New Beetle will offer more interior space, thanks to a longer wheel base and wider track...

Volkswagen Transporter celebrates 60 years, new model due here this week

It's 60 years this month since production of the Volkswagen Transporter (or Kombi as it was more popularly known) began, and with over 10 million units now produced worldwide, the model is unarguably VW's best-selling and most iconic commercial vehicle. The Volkswagen Transporter has evolved through five generations, the latest of which will be launched in Australia later this week...

Volkswagen Beetle BlackOrange Limited Edition

The Volkswagen "New" Beetle has now been around for over ten years and to keep things going Volkswagen Australia will be offering a limited edition variant, purposefully named Volkswagen Beetle BlackOrange. The Volkswagen Beetle BlackOrange is only $800 more than the equivalent Beetle model but gains 17” alloy wheels with sports suspension, leatherette seat upholstery, cruise control and front fog lights...

Volkswagen CrossPolo & Polo GTI - Geneva 2010

Volkswagen has released the latest generation of the CrossPolo at the Geneva Motorshow. By taking the good looks of the Polo hatchback and toughening it up with black plastic around the wheel arches, across the sills and the lower parts of the doors and both front and rear bumpers. At the front the bumper has a honeycomb air intake and a silver trim at the bottom...

Volkswagen Touareg at Geneva Motor Show

After releasing its hybrid model this morning, Volkswagen have displayed the new, conventionally-powered Touareg models at Geneva this afternoon. To reduce costs, the new Touareg loses some of its 4WD ability (in standard form) this time round with a Torsen limited-slip differential now fitted...

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid released at Geneva Motor Show 2010

Much like the latest creation from Porsche, Volkswagen has released its first hybrid in the way of a Touareg. Coupling a hybrid drive motor to the existing V6 TSI, Volkswagen has been able to extract 279kW of power out of the system, with a maximum torque of 580Nm. The main advantage to the hybrid drive system is the reduction in fuel consumption, being slashed to just 8...

2010 Volkswagen Amarok single cab spy photos

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. Until now most images of the new Volkswagen Amarok have depicted a dual-cab model leaving many wondering if the extra load space offered in single-cab variants will fall by the way side. Well, wonder no longer with these spy photos from Sweden showing a single-cab version of the Volkswagen Amarok cold weather testing without camouflage...

2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI heading to Australia

Update: Volkswagen Polo GTI Review . There are a select few cars which we hold in high regard, but the GTI badge on Volkswagen vehicles has always been a consistent sign of "this is going to be fun" and we expect no less from the new Volkswagen Polo GTI which has just been unveiled. Having started life back in 1986, the Polo GTI has come a long way from having just 83kW from its tiny supercharged engine...

2010 Volkswagen Polo GTI set for mid-year launch in UK

Update: 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI UK buyers will be among the first to receive the new Volkswagen Polo GTI, a car VW promises to be "the fastest, most focused and cleanest performance Polo yet produced". The first performance variant of the Volkswagen Polo was unveiled back in 1986 as the G40 Coupé – a car that matched a high-revving mixed a fast-revving, 83kW supercharged engine with lightweight body and sharpened responses...

2010 Volkswagen Golf Wagon range released

Hot on the heels of Volkswagen’s unveiling of the new Passat earlier this afternoon comes another all-new model line for Australia – the Volkswagen Golf Wagon. Standing at 4.63m (around 430mm longer than the hatch), rear storage volume is 505-litres up to the load sill at window height, 690-litres above the sill, and 1495-litres with the rear bench seat folded down...