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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...

2022 Volkswagen Golf R could get 245kW 'Plus' flagship

The new-generation 2022 Volkswagen Golf R could soon be in line for an additional 10kW power boost. A section in the new Volkswagen Golf's British owners' manual – shared across the entire range, from base to performance R models – lists 'technical data' for all engines offered with the small car, from the entry-level 66kW 1...

Volkswagen and Audi merge operations in Australia

Volkswagen and Audi will soon be managed from under the same roof, with the two companies announcing they will combine operations in Australia. While most Volkswagen Group brands – which include Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Porsche – are traditionally run as separate entities, this latest move means local decisions about the company's most popular passenger vehicles will be centralised...

Toyota regains lead as world's top-selling car maker, ends VW's four-year run

Japanese car giant Toyota and its affiliated brands – Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino – regained the top automotive sales spot globally in 2020. Toyota's 2020 result ended a four-year run at the top of the charts by the Volkswagen Group – which includes brands such as Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Scania and MAN trucks...

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, ID.5 electric performance SUVs confirmed for 2021 reveal

Volkswagen will triple the size of its electric SUV range in 2021, with the brand confirming the arrival of two new, sports-focused mid-size models. Hidden in a press release detailing Volkswagen's fleet-wide CO2 emissions output in 2020 is confirmation it will launch two new electric SUVs in 2021, alongside the previously-revealed ID.4: the ID...

Volkswagen Polo Harlequin: colourful classic revived

The Volkswagen Polo Harlequin has been revived in the Netherlands as a one-off, in celebration of the eccentric and quirky car's 25th birthday. The limited-edition Volkswagen model was launched in 1995 as a promotional stunt, and featured multi-coloured body panels in Flash Red, Ginster Yellow, Pistachio Green and Chagall Blue. Powered by the optional 1...

Volkswagen Group faces $157 million fine for narrowly missing CO2 target – report

Volkswagen Group may be issued a fine of more than €100 million (AU$157 million) for missing its European fleet emissions target by 0.5 grams per kilometre in 2020. Despite cutting the average CO2 output of its vehicles by approximately 20 per cent last year, the European Union could still issue the penalty to Volkswagen Group for failing to miss its assigned target, news outlet Reuters reports...

2021 Volkswagen Polo facelift spied with minimal camouflage – UPDATE: Rendered!

UPDATE, 17 January 2021: Following new spy images that emerged last week, Russian website Kolesa has created a set of renderings previewing what the (fully) un-camouflaged Volkswagen Polo facelift will look like. Up front, a pair of Golf-inspired headlights sit above a revised lower fascia, while at the rear reshaped tail-lights and a restyled 'diffuser' headline the (albeit minor) changes...

Son of former Volkswagen boss on a mission to deliver battery breakthrough – report

The son of a disgraced former Volkswagen boss has emerged as one of the key players in developing a new 'miracle' battery which could transform the landscape of the automotive industry. According to Business Insider Germany, Martin Winterkorn Junior reportedly turned down a job at Apple to instead be part of a major project at QuantumScape – a US start-up which enjoys backing from the likes of Volkswagen and Bill Gates...

Video: 2022 Volkswagen Transporter T7 spied in testing

UPDATE, 12 January 2021: A company insider has confirmed to CarAdvice the render (shown below) originated from inside of Volkswagen's commercial design department. The information helps to confirm the 2022 Volkswagen Transporter T7 will follow a similar design to the Caddy, unveiled in late 2020. The original story remains unchanged below...

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross, T-Roc price rises: Compact SUVs up to $500 more expensive

Prices of the Volkswagen T-Cross light SUV and T-Roc small SUV have risen for the new year, with increases of $400 to $500 across selected variants of their respective ranges. The entire two-strong T-Cross line-up is now $400 more expensive, with prices now kicking off from $28,390 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 85TSI Life, and $31,390 before on-roads for the 85TSI Style...