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2021 Volkswagen new cars

A chronic shortage of vehicles to sell - namely SUVs and Amarok - hurt Volkswagen in 2020. The signs are good for 2021, though. Volkswagen Group was down 21.5 per cent in Australia for the first 11 months compared to 2019, but it's not all bad news. Firstly, 2019 was a solid year for the brand, and secondly, the drop was almost entirely related to not actually having enough vehicles here to sell...

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI Adventure Edition review

The VW Touareg Adventure edition is designed to appeal to buyers who want to tow in comfort.

Dieselgate: Court decision exposes Volkswagen to lawsuits

The European Union's highest court has broadened the definition of illegal emissions-cheating technology on Thursday, laying the groundwork for future lawsuits against Volkswagen Group. Defeat devices were previously only considered illegal if they manipulated emissions tests after the emissions were produced...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy: Initial Australian details

Volkswagen Australia has released further details of the new-generation Caddy line-up, ahead of its scheduled local launch early in the second half of 2021. As outlined earlier this month, three body variants will be offered locally: Caddy Cargo, Caddy Crewvan and Caddy People Mover...

These are Australia's safest used cars, according to accident data

With used car sales surging in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, key safety bodies are urging shoppers to consider the credentials of their secondhand purchases, with a new report ranking the best and worst models. Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has released its latest 2020 Used Car Safety Ratings, based on data collected from 8 million vehicles involved in crashes across Australia and New Zealand...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: DSG auto only, in showrooms May 2021

The new-generation 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be not be offered with a manual transmission option when it arrives in Australia next year. Volkswagen Australia confirmed to CarAdvice today the eighth generation of Volkswagen's front-drive, cult-favourite hot hatch will land in local showrooms in early-to-mid-May 2021, around one or two weeks after the core 110kW Golf range touches down on Australian shores...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

Volkswagen Beetle with 1006kW jet turbine listed for sale

A Volkswagen Beetle – powered by a 1006kW jet turbine – has come onto the market in the US. The car retains its original 1.6-litre petrol engine tucked away under the bonnet for the daily commute, which sends a respectable 74kW to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission...

Volkswagen ID.6 due in 2023 with 700km range – report

Volkswagen's ID electric vehicle (EV) range could be led by a Passat-sized sedan and wagon duo in the coming years, according to a new report. British publication Autocar – citing information from Volkswagen head of research and development, Frank Welsch – claims the German brand will launch the ID...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined – and what we know so far

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok ute has been reimagined by CarAdvice’s resident Photoshop guru Theophilus Chin, who has created an artist impression of what the new model could look like – based on the only design sketch released by the German car giant so far...

VW Amarok TDV6 Ultimate name changed to Aventura

The Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 Ultimate has adopted the name used on European flagship models – Aventura – and gained some extra equipment while receiving a modest price cut. The 2021 VW Amarok TDV6 Aventura will start from $72,490 plus on-road costs – pending any special drive-away offers – which is a price cut of $300 compared to the previous Ultimate edition which came out of Germany...