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Volkswagen previews EV onslaught post-2020

Volkswagen's boss has given further details regarding its electrified vehicle rollout over the coming decade. In an announcement today, Matthias Muller said Volkswagen will launch "practically one new electric model per month" from the year 2022...

Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE

March 12, 2018: Testing carried out on a single Volkswagen vehicle has revealed an increase in fuel use since it was given a software update in 2017 for the so-called 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg teased again - VIDEO

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been teased again this week, in a new set of images and a video showcasing the nameplate's 15-year history. Set to be revealed on March 23 in Beijing, China, the new Touareg will be the first major overhaul of the German SUV in nearly a decade...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI won't have a manual gearbox in Australia

In news for traditional hot hatch enthusiasts, Volkswagen Australia will not offer a manual gearbox on the brand new Polo GTI, due in August — though it will become available overseas, should the company’s local arm change its mind...

Volkswagen Golf GTE ruled out for Australia

Volkswagen Australia has abandoned plans to introduce the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid due to global demand, the company has confirmed this week. Speaking with CarAdvice, local Volkswagen communications boss, Paul Pottinger, said the electrified hatch is in such short supply, it's been pulled from sale in overseas markets...

Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept revealed

The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept has been unveiled this week, previewing the company's vision for a fully-autonomous electric sedan. Based on Volkswagen's MEB electric vehicle (EV) platform, the I.D. Vizzion features artificial intelligence (AI), an electric powertrain with a range of up to 413 miles (665km) per charge, and Level 5 autonomous systems, removing the need for traditional driver controls...

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace GTE spied

An undisguised plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Tiguan has been spied on the snowy roads of Sweden this week, previewing an upcoming variant of the popular SUV. Despite being spotted in Europe, the Tiguan prototype pictured is actually in long-wheelbase Tiguan L guise – meaning it's a China-market version – wearing '430 PHEV' badges...

Holden recalls 333,000 cars with Takata airbags

Holden has announced an enormous 333,000 vehicles are to be recalled in Australia as part of the ever-widening Takata airbag scandal, the largest automotive recall in history. Vehicles including the Astra, Trax, Barina, Cruze and Cascada, plus the Opel Mokka and Zafira, and Saab 9-3 and 9-5, are affected. The Australia-made Commodore is not...

CarAdvice podcast 92: Live from Waverley Nissan!

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Mike Stevens are live from Waverley Nissan for our first local outside broadcast! In car news, a sweep of German models get a 5-star ANCAP rating, the 2019 Toyota Corolla has been confirmed for Geneva, Mazda 3 pricing and specs have been announced, and we cover the compulsory Takata recall...

Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Polo, CC, Eos and Up! join Takata recall

Volkswagen has announced a multi-stage recall for 106,804 vehicles, after the Australian Federal Government yesterday announced a mandatory recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. The company is at pains to mention none of these vehicles are fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators, and points out no current-generation cars are impacted...

Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation

The compulsory Takata airbag recall announced for all vehicles in Australia affected by faulty inflators will bring penalties of $1.1 million for breaches of the action's strict rules – but owners shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation. Announced today by Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the recall will be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...