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VW Polo 2010 European Car of the Year

The new Volkswagen Polo has been named the 2010 European Car of the Year, narrowly beating the Totoya iQ.   The Polo was awarded 347 points by an international panel of 59 motoring journalists from 23 different countries. In the end it defeated the iQ by just 10 points, with the Opel Astra in third place on 221 points, followed by the Skoda Yeti (158), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (155), Peugeot 3008 (144) and the Citroen C3 Picasso (113)...

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Cabrio to be unveiled by 2010?

Unconfirmed rumours today hint that VW could reveal a new Golf Cabriolet to the Mark VI range by 2010 as it takes ownership of the former Karmann factory in Germany, and, thanks to AutoExpress, here's a couple of pics of how it may look...

2010 Volkswagen Polo sedan pics

Renderings of a sedan variant of Volkswagen's new Polo have today been shot across the CarAdvice news desk. The VW Polo sedan will share a more 'family' look, in line with Mark VI Golf and Tiuguan, and will be offered with the usual spread of diesel and petrol engines. No test mules have yet been caught by our snapper's lens, but when we do, you'll see them here first...

Volkswagen Amarok will be official support vehicle for Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally runs from the 1st to the 17th of January 2010, covering a distance of 9,000km through Argentina and Chile starting and finishing from Buenos Aires. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is the Official Supplier to the Dakar Rally and have chosen the Amarok to be the support vehicle. Organisers will use 20 Amarok with another 15 for press and shuttle vehicles...

Volkswagen Touareg set to defend 'Dakar' title

Volkswagen will field not one but five race-spec Touaregs early next year as the team bids to defend one of the most challenging international motorsport events, the Dakar Rally. Taking place across the South American continent for the second consecutive year, the 31st ‘Dakar’ Rally will see the five Volkswagen teams encountering some of the most demanding terrain on the planet...

Volkswagen Beetle Germany's most popular classic car

The Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of my childhood watching Herbi the Love Bug on TV. Most people would have fond memories of the Beetle be it their first car or someone in the family owned one. In Germany the Volkswagen Beetle is the most registered car produced before 1979, with 44,540 still driving the streets...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg spy pics

Today's spy pics show an actual prototype of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg. The 2011 Touareg will go on a crash diet and be some 300 kilograms lighter! This should certainly help the Touareg's less-than-stellar fuel economy and improve handling...

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

01/10/2010 Update: Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the Volkwagen Golf Bluemotion will make an appearance at the 2010 Sydney Motorshow before its local launch in 2011. In July, CarAdvice brought you news that Volkswagen had announced a new, highly-efficient Golf model which returns 3.41L/100km on the combined cycle and emits just 107 g/km of carbon dioxide...

2012 Volkswagen Golf VII leaked and rendered

In a recent promotional video to showcase their creative process, Volkswagen accidently included a full-sized clay model of the next generation Golf VII in the background of one of the shots. While the offending clip was quickly removed, naturally our friends at Scoopy have pounced on this opportunity by creating a very accurate depiction of the clay concept from that video...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg spy photos

We've seen mules of the next generation Volkswagen Touareg for some time but now we've got our hands on the very first photos of an actual next-generation Touareg prototype testing somewhere in the United States. Sources are suggesting the new 2011 Touareg will be significantly lighter, rumors suggest up to some 300 kilograms than the current model...

Video: Volkswagen Golf R against Scirocco R

Following its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the new Golf R has been propelled to the top of the hot hatch stakes proving that good things do come in small packages. In Volkswagen's latest video teaser it is taking sibling rivalry to new heights by pitting the Golf R against its namesake stablemate - the Scirocco R.