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Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...

Volkswagen Polo recalled due to leaking fuel injectors

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 67 examples of its model-year 2019-2020 three-cylinder Polo hatchback due to an issue involving leaking fuel injectors. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the faulty injectors "may leak fuel into the engine when the vehicle is turned off for an extended period of time"...

Five underrated cars you might buy for a bargain price

New-car sales were down by 12.8 per cent in July compared to the same month last year. When looking at the figures on a year-to-date basis, this downward trend grows to 19.2 per cent in decline. You can read colleague Joshua Dowling's full July VFACTS report here, which goes through the nitty-gritty of the market in great detail...

Volkswagen recalls Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy for DSG faults

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 16,098 of its model-year 2012-2014 Golf (in hatch, cabriolet and wagon body styles), Jetta, Passat, Polo and Caddy models affected by an issue with their seven-speed dual clutch automatic 'DSG' transmission. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2011 and 1 June 2015...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

Volkswagen Eos, Polo, Crafter recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for older-generation Polo, Eos and Crafter model lines has part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, a total of 7847 vehicles are being recalled for potentially faulty inflators (front driver's side in the Polo and Eos, front driver and passenger side for the Crafter), across various model years...

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen has recalled 2010-2014 Polo models to have driver-side Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata-related recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident triggering the airbag, there's a risk the metal inflator housing will rupture under too much internal pressure...

2019 Volkswagen Polo Style pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has announced details for the Polo 85TSI Style, which serves as the new top-spec variant of the core range – discounting the GTI hot hatch, naturally. Priced from $24,990 before on-road costs, the Polo Style is DSG only, and brings a range of equipment and features that were previously optional or not available on the local range...

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo recalled for Takata airbags

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo models sold in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia have been recalled to have their faulty driver-side Takata airbags replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time...

Volkswagen EOFY drive-away deals announced

Volkswagen Australia has announced a slew of end-of-financial-year sales across the range, with the Golf and Amarok getting the most attention. Until June 30, buyers can nab drive-away pricing for the entire Golf range, with the Trendline starting at $24,990 drive-away, the Comfortline at $29,990 drive-away, the Highline at $36,990 drive-away, and finally the GTI hot hatch at $48,990 drive-away...

2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Polo range over concerns affected vehicles could have faulty handbrakes. The German brand reports "the adjuster nut for the handbrake lever can loosen", which could prevent the handbrake from being fully applied...