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VW Golf scores five-star EuroNCAP rating

The new-generation Volkswagen Golf has been awarded the maximum five-star EuroNCAP safety rating despite stricter and more comprehensive assessment criteria. Furthermore, it now boasts the highest overall safety rating of any vehicle to be tested under the new scheme...

2009 Volkswagen Polo unveiled at Geneva

The fifth generation Volkswagen Polo has been unveiled as the Geneva Motor Show unfolds on the other side of the world. Styled by a team led by Volkswagen Group head of design, Walter de Silva, the new super-mini from VW draws on the design direction established by the Scirocco and Golf. Despite being marginally wider and longer than its predecessor, the new Polo weighs 7...

New Volkswagen Golf

Our man on the ground is currently attending Volkswagen's official launch of the new Golf  MkVI in Byron Bay. He sent us this quick photo before the drive program was set to begin. Expect a full first-steer in the next 24 hours. While you're waiting, you can find out more about the new Golf  below: 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkVI revealed 2009 Volkswagen Golf MkVI specifications...

Volkswagen Golf R20T set to replace R32

Volkswagen is to launch its Golf R20T hatch at the Geneva Motor Show in a bid to take on the might of Ford's Focus RS, Subaru's WRX STi and Mitsubishi's Lancer Evolution. Utilising the combination of a lightweight body and tuned 2.0-litre turbocharged engine (as the name suggests), the R20T is a direct replacement for the R32, being referred to within VW as the R-Series Turbo...

Sport Sedan Shootout Video

The video to go along with our Sport Sedan Shootout...

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Australia has completed the Tiguan range by launching two petrol variants to complement the existing Tiguan TDI which has been available since May.  The new range puts the Tiguan at a remarkably low starting price of just $33,990,  making Volkswagen a serious contender in the Compact SUV segment in Australia...

Volkswagen Scirocco Studie R concept

Volkswagen has premiered its latest concept at the Bologna Motor Show, inspired by the Scirocco GT24 racer which competed at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race earlier this year. The Scirocco Studie R is finished in white, with red and green accents on the wing mirrors which pay homage to the show's host nation. The design study boasts an uprated 199kW 2...

Sport Sedan Shootout

2008 Sport Sedan Shootout BMW 135i vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution TC-SST vs. Subaru Impreza WRX-STi spec R vs. Volkswagen Golf R32 4MOTION Models Tested: BMW E87 135i coupe 3.0-litre, manual - $72,230 Mitsubishi CJ Lancer Evolution sedan 2.0-litre, dual-clutch sequential manual - $64,490 Subaru Impreza WRX STi-R hatch 2...

ANCAP awards VW Caddy four stars

Australia’s leading vehicle safety organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has awarded the Volkswagen Caddy a four star rating (from a possible five). The second such score for Volkswagen Australia (following on from the Transporter’s recent four star result - the first such result for a commercial van in Australia) the Caddy’s excellent result confirms the manufacturer’s commitment to safety in the commercial vehicle segment...

2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van review

2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Road Test Model Tested: 2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van LCV - $28,740 (RRP) Options: None fitted. Practicality, Fuel Economy, Car Like Handling, Price Parking Sensors Not Standard CarAdvice Rating: - by Paul Maric It took me by surprise, vans have changed, they are no longer boring modes of transport with only cargo haulage in mind...

Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli edition

Update: Read our Volkswagen Golf GTI Pirelli Review Volkswagen has unveiled its most powerful GTI model yet with the new special edition Golf GTI Pirelli which made its official debut at the Australian International Motor Show. Pirelli has a long history of producing special edition models with VW ever since the 'Original Pirelli' arrived on the UK market in 1983...