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Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires

Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to Voltswagen, according to a new report citing insider sources who believe it was an April Fools prank that leaked days earlier than planned. Volkswagen had published a press release confirming the temporary name change for certain electric models in the US, however it appears to have since deleted the bulletin...

Volkswagen changes US name to VOLTSwagen, no rebrand planned for Australia

UPDATE, 31 March 2021: It now appears Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to ‘Voltswagen’, despite earlier assurances. You can read further about the developing story here. Volkswagen will change the name of its US division to 'Voltswagen of America', in a push to highlight the brand’s shift towards electrification...

Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced it will seek damages from its former CEO, Prof Martin Winterkorn, after a six-year investigation. Wintekorn was named alongside former Audi CEO, Prof Rupert Stadler, by Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board as allegedly being the two individuals responsible for the 'Dieselgate' saga, which has resulted in the company paying an estimated $46...

Top five hot hatches of all time

High-performance hatchbacks have been around for the best part of half a century, and we've picked our list of the five hottest ever built. With so many classic to choose from however, let us know your own top five in the comments below. Peugeot 205 GTI Launched in 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI was an early pioneer in the hot-hatch segment...

Gallery: Snow drifting with the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen's new-generation Golf R hot hatch will go on sale in Australia in early 2022, with its long-roof wagon sibling expected to arrive alongside it. A year from the car's local launch, its maker has taken the eighth-generation hot Golf to the snow to showcase its trick new all-wheel-drive system and torque-vectoring R Performance rear differential, featuring a new-for-Volkswagen 'Drift' mode...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok teased in new render

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been teased in a new stylised rendering. Confirmed for a global unveiling in 2022, Volkswagen is partnering with Ford to create the next-generation Amarok, based on the highly-popular Ranger – but the company insists it will have "Volkswagen DNA"...

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift revealed in leaked images, Australian launch due early 2022

The upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace facelift has leaked online, ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2022. Images published by the Chinese government's Ministry of Transport – and reposted by VWNewsBlog – show the updated Volkswagen seven-seat SUV in full, revealing it will benefit from similar styling changes to those applied to the five-seat Tiguan earlier in 2021...

2022 Volkswagen Polo and T-Roc facelifts: Australian launches due in 2022, including T-Roc R – UPDATE

UPDATE, 20 April 2021: The updated Volkswagen Polo could arrive much earlier than expected, as CarAdvice understands the core range will arrive in local showrooms from the first quarter of 2022 (January to March inclusive). Our original story continues below. 25 March 2021: The 2022 Volkswagen Polo and 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc will receive mid-life facelifts in Australia in the second half of next year...

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon price and specs: Australian launch in July for tech-laden small wagon

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon pricing and specification Mk8 wagon here in July with a choice of two new variants High-tech cabin, new gearbox headline upgrades for buyers Price rises of up to $4960 versus 2020's two most affordable models Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon have been announced, ahead of its local arrival in July...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 dual-cab ute enters production in Clayton

The first examples of the 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 ‘grand tourer’ ute have rolled off the production line in Clayton, Victoria. Described as a passion project between Volkswagen Australia and Walkinshaw Automotive, the Amarok W580 promises to bring improved on-road driving dynamics – along with a more aggressive styling package – to Volkswagen’s flagship ute...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...