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Volkswagen Amarok recall: 20,000 examples made from 2015 to 2018

About 20,000 examples of the Volkswagen Amarok made from 2015 to 2018 are about to be recalled in Australia because the spare tyre may not be properly secured due to a fault with the winch that holds it place. Volkswagen Australia is in the process of notifying federal safety authorities before contacting owners of affected vehicles in the coming weeks, inviting them to bring their vehicles in for repair...

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian launch by October with Shooting Brake wagon variant

The facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will go on sale in Australia by the end of September, the brand has announced – with a Shooting Brake wagon body style to be offered locally alongside the liftback for the first time...

2021 Volkswagen California Beach price and specs

2021 Volkswagen California lands Down Under Camper van based on Volkswagen's new T6.1 Multivan Front- or all-wheel drive, with two engine options Up to 145kW/450Nm available Priced from $82,990 plus on-road costs The Volkswagen California camper van has been secured for Australia, after thirty years of being on sale in Europe...

2021 Volkswagen Multivan & Caravelle T6.1 price and specs

2021 Volkswagen Multivan & 2021 Volkswagen Caravelle unveiled locally Transporter-based people movers for families and businesses Choice of front- or all-wheel drive Updated tech and safety Price between $58,990 plus on-road costs to $87,990 plus on-road costs The 2021 Volkswagen Multivan and the larger 2021 Volkswagen Caravelle have been updated for the new year, with the people-movers getting a new 'T6...

2021 Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 price and specs

2021 Volkswagen Transporter price and specs detailed Van, Crewvan and cab-chassis variants on offer, priced from $38,990 before on-road costs. New styling, updated technology for the new year Multiple engines available across different variants, with available all-wheel-drive. Pricing and specification details for the 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T6...

Volkswagen signs deal with Microsoft for autonomous driving tech

Volkswagen plans to use “cloud” technology developed by Microsoft to speed-up the rollout of autonomous vehicles. A new deal between the German car giant and the US tech giant will reportedly enable faster integration of autonomous systems in future vehicles.   According to overseas reports, the technology will also enable wifi-based “over the air” updates after the car has been sold, as per Tesla...

Electric Volkswagen Kombi caught on camera wearing a disguise

The fully electric Volkswagen Kombi of the future is a step closer to reality, with spy photos out of Germany revealing an early test mule disguised as a regular Volkswagen Transporter van. While at first glance it looks like a VW Transporter with wide tyres, closer inspection shows it has a lower and wider stance, with fender flares helping accomodate a wider footprint...

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan price and specs: Mid-size SUV hit with price rises for new look, more tech

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan price and specs detailed Updated styling and technology for the brand's mid-size SUV Three grades with four petrol and diesel engines Priced from $39,690 plus on-roads, with price rises up to $4700 Pricing and specification for the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has been announced, ahead of its staggered showroom arrival commencing in mid-March...

2022 Volkswagen ID.6 leaked online

New images of the upcoming Volkswagen ID.6 have leaked online, ahead on an expected 2022 launch. The photos – posted to spy website Cochespias earlier this week – give the best look yet at the full-size all-electric SUV. Many design traits appear to have carried over from the ID...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok and Crafter: Seikel off-road accessory range due second half of 2021

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok will soon be available with a range of off-road accessories in Australia from the second half of this year. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it plans to introduce a new range of off-road-focused accessories, badged under the Seikel brand, on certain Amarok variants, with available add-ons such as suspension lift kits, snorkels, rock sliders and underbody protection...