Volkswagen Scirocco "Million" special edition (left)|
and Volkswagen Scirocco "SL" special edition from 1977.
NEWS INDEX: Volkswagen
One million Volkswagen Sciroccos since 1974
9th May, 2013
The Scirocco Million, painted exclusively in “Deep Black Metallic”, can
be recognised by its sporty accent strip, the exterior rear mirror caps painted in “Galvanic Grey” and its “Interlagos”
18-inch alloy wheels with 235/40 tyres .....
Recall: thousands of VW Transporters
2nd May, 2013
Some 3,524 Volkswagen Transporters are the subject of a recent
recall in Australia .....
These Beetles won't come to Australia
15th April, 2013
Volkswagen has confirmed the company has no plans to bring the new
convertible to the local market. Another VW Beetle not making it to local shores is the Beetle GSR .....
25 years of the VW California
8th April, 2013
Around 100,000 California vans have come off the assembly line over the past
25 years .....
Volkswagen's new Golf wagon debuts
17th March, 2013
The new Volkswagen Golf Estate, which like the 7th generation Golf
hatchback is based on the MQB platform, is up to 105 kg lighter than its predecessor .....
Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition
13th March, 2013
Special Edition pays homage to the American Fender®
guitar. The Beetle Fender Edition will be arriving locally in June 2013 .....
VW's new Golf GTI
28th February, 2013
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged petrol
direct-injection engine (TSI) with 162 kW. For the first time in the history of this model, a special GTI
Performance will be offered. In this version, the engine’s maximum power is boosted to 169 kW .....
Volkswagen Beetle released
17th February, 2013
In its new generation, the Volkswagen Beetle, comes with a
'downsized' 1.4 litre engine and innovative features together with its heritage look to provide a modern
re-make – VW claim its an icon, re-imagined! The new model comes in one trim level and is priced from $29,990* .....
Volkswagen Touareg R-Line coming
31st January, 2013
Thanks to its efficient diesel injection technology, the Touareg develops
a remarkable 250kW at 4,000 rpm and a potent maximum torque of 800Nm .....
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack released
23rd November, 2012
Volkswagen is extending the Australian Passat model series with
another variant: the Alltrack. This new version is offered as a Wagon, and closes the gap between the conventional
Passat wagon and SUVs such as the Mitsubishi Outlander .....
Volkswagen Up released locally
25th October, 2012
The Up is an all-new 3-cylinder city car from Volkswagen. It
is available in 3-door and 5-door body styles and priced from $13,990* .....
Volkswagen Golf 7th generation debuts
5th September, 2012
Production of the new Volkswagen Golf will commence in
October. A European release is anticipated in late November and early December. An Australian release of this
new model is expected during the second quarter of 2013 .....
Volkswagen Amarok range increases
12th July, 2012
Volkswagen has increased the number of Amarok variants available in
Australia with the introduction of automatic transmission on dual cab utility models, powered by the new TDI420 engine.
Also making its debut is a single cab Amarok with manual transmission only. We have the price list on the full line-up .....
Volkswagen CC now available
4th July, 2012, 2012
The new CC has arrived locally and in keeping with the
new global naming the "Passat" has been dropped from the model name making the new model, simply,
Volkswagen CC .....
VW Scirocco GTS revealed in Germany
7th June, 2012
It was 30 years ago that the first Scirocco rolled off the
production line .....
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers
30th March, 2012
Restoring old Volkswagen "Kombis" has become a successful venture for
the Hannover-based works restoration team .....
Volkswagen Golf GTI cabriolet coming
1st March, 2012
The convertible exhibits typical visual trademarks of the GTI. On the
exterior, they are the red framing at the top and bottom of the radiator grille with its honeycomb structure and GTI
Volkswagen Tiguan Pacific edition released
6th February, 2012
Priced at $5,000* more than the base model, the Tiguan 132TSI Pacific
features auto dimming rear view mirror, dual zone climate control, vanity mirror with lighting for driver and
passenger, automatic headlight sensors, coming-and-leaving home function, rain sensing wipers, front fog lights and
Park Assist 2 .....
Volkswagen Up coming to Australia
30th January, 2012
The tiny Volkswagen Up has been confirmed for an Australian
release later in the year .....
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack revealed
23rd November, 2011
Volkswagen's rationale suggests many car drivers who use their car as
a towing vehicle for light trailers or in light off-road situations will seek a versatile, sporty and roomy passenger
car that has rugged qualities .....
Volkswagen Amarok Single Cab released in Germany
18th November, 2011
The Amarok SingleCab features a load bed that has been extended to
2,205 millimetres with the same vehicle length and wheelbase as compared with the four-door double cab Amarok .....
Volkswagen's new CC for 2012
14th November, 2011
With new front and rear styling, the new improved Volkswagen CC
(rather than Passat CC) makes an even bolder move towards the automotive luxury class. Its extended range of
standard features has become more exclusive .....
Volkswagen Golf cabriolet released
9th November, 2011
The soft top opens automatically in just 9.0 seconds, and this can be
done while driving at speeds up to 30 km/h .....
VW Tiguan R released in Germany
7th November, 2011
The Volkswagen Tiguan is the most popular SUV on the German
market. And now, the latest version is available with R-Line features .....
Volkswagen Tiguan released
21st October, 2011
The new Tiguan features an array of enhanced styling as is
evident across the entire Volkswagen range. Drawing from Volkswagen’s specialised design 'DNA', the new
Tiguan features dominate horizontal lines on the front grille. At the rear, new two-part light clusters .....
Volkswagen Scirocco R prices announced
27th September, 2011
The Scirocco R is an impressive performance package with a brilliant
engine and chassis, unique looks, exclusive features and shares a power plant with the Golf R, a four-cylinder in-line
turbo direct-injection petrol engine .....
Giddy up ... Volkswagen Buggy Up concept
20th September, 2011
The VW Up has a presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show in numerous
formats, including the Buggy Up Concept .....
Volkswagen Beetle R Concept
16th September, 2011
In a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen is now showing a
third variation of the "R" theme: the Beetle R Concept, which is more of a show car rather than a true concept car .....
Automatic for VW Amarok (finally)
13th September, 2011
It will feature an 8-speed automatic gearbox which will be
available as an option from the latter part of 2012 .....
Volkswagen Jetta released
7th September, 2011
The extended wheelbase of the five-seat Jetta has enabled a
rear seating lay out that is appreciably more comfortable .....
Volkswagen Nils concept car
6th September, 2011
Nils, a single-seat electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse
of a new form of minimalist mobility, has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show .....
Volkswagen gains cylinder deactivation
4th September, 2011
Volkswagen’s latest efficiency technology, a cylinder shut-off system, will
debut in the new 1.4-litre TSI engine from the start of 2012 .....
Volkswagen Up details announced
22nd August, 2011
Volkswagen Up is the German brand's new small car that
has been anticipated for some years now. Volkswagen had set a goal to develop a small car with typical VW
charisma, a small car with maximum space on a minimal 'footprint' .....
Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 price announced
4th August, 2011
With 173 kW of power (18 kW more than the normal GTI), the acceleration
time from 0 to 100 km/h is 6.6 seconds. It will be released locally in September .....
New Volkswagen Touareg released
25th July, 2011
Volkswagen has released the new Touareg. The 2011 model year version
will only be with us for a short while. That's because the MY2012 is due later this year .....
New VW Beetle production begins
17th July, 2011
Volkswagen began production of the new Beetle in Puebla, Mexico,
on Friday 15th July 2011 .....
VW Caddy Maxi with 4MOTION released
12th July, 2011
The Caddy 4MOTION is available in two versions. A long wheel base panel
van in the form of a TDI320 Caddy Maxi Van 4MOTION or as a people mover, the seven-seater TDI320 Caddy Maxi Life
Comfortline 4MOTION .....
New, larger VW Jetta still coming later this year
7th July, 2011
The new Volkswagen Jetta, an entirely new vehicle, remains
on track for a late 2011 release in Australia. The new model impresses as an independent vehicle and makes
great strides forward in both concept and styling .....
Volkswagen Multivan Edition 25
23rd June, 2011
The model can be recognised above all by its matt black roof
and black 18-inch alloy wheels. Further features include: black handles on driver and front passenger doors;
a black B-pillar; black decal trim on the back of the vehicle and the side sills; and matt black paintwork on
the bottom part of the front bumper .....
Volkswagen Scirocco R finally set for Australia
22nd June, 2011
The Scirocco R is a performance package with a powerful engine,
unique looks and exclusive features. Advantages of boosted TSI engine available in the Scirocco R are very high
power and torque values .....
VW & GAZ for Russian collaboration
16th June, 2011
Volkswagen and the GAZ Group have, on 14th June 2011,
signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and Škoda models under contract at the GAZ plant in Nizhny
Novgorod (Russia) .....
Volkswagen Passat CC with "BlueMotion"
10th June, 2011
Volkswagen has updated the model in an endeavour to keep it
competitive in its class, especially with the Ford Mondeo becoming more economical and with the new Peugeot 508
about to arrive in Australia .....
Volkswagen at GTI Meet
6th June, 2011
After revealing the new Golf GTI Edition 35, the company pulled
the veils off some other secret projects of a sporty nature: Volkswagen presented the Golf R Cabriolet as a
concept car with 199 kW of power .....
GTI Meet at Worthersee
31st May, 2011
They are on the road again: at Worthersee (Austria), enthusiasts
will be assembling for the biggest Golf GTI Meet in the world (1st to 4th June) .....
Volkswagen Eos for 2011 released
19th May, 2011
The new Volkswagen Eos is now arriving at Australian
dealers. The cabriolet coupé has been visually updated (front and rear) and refined with numerous new
Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35
12th May, 2011
The 35th anniversary of the Volkswagen Golf GTI was an impetus for
the German brand to devise a special type of anniversary model. This new version model will be offered under the
“Edition 35” label. And it is coming to Australia .....
Volkswagen Passat released locally
6th May, 2011
The overall range of technological innovations now
implemented in the Passat 118TSI and Passat Highline variants has reached a scale previously found only in
luxury class cars .....
New Volkswagen Beetle revealed
20th April, 2011
The car not only has a lower profile; it is also
substantially wider, the front bonnet is longer, the front windscreen is shifted further back and has a much
steeper incline .....
New VW Beetle debuts 18th April
5th April, 2011
The new Beetle’s exterior reinterprets the silhouette of the
famous Volkswagen Beetle and combines stylistic elements borrowed from the original with the latest
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet production begins
18th March, 2011
The new Golf Cabriolet in Sunset Red which left the assembly line
yesterday officially marked the start of production in Osnabrück .....
Volkswagen's Golf R studies
9th March, 2011
The Golf R – the top model of the Golf series, is on display in four
special versions at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show .....
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
1st March, 2011
The Volkswagen bus, like only a few other cars, stands for the
spirit of freedom. It debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Its internal Volkswagen
code name was T1 for Transporter one (T1). The Germans called it the Bulli, and to Americans it was the Microbus .....
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
24th February, 2011
In its presentation of the new Golf Cabriolet at the 81st Geneva
Motor Show, Volkswagen is writing a new chapter of its history of convertibles. The four-seater has an innovative
soft top with an electro-hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top in just 9.5 seconds .....
Volkswagen Amarok here next week
21st February, 2011
With the new Amarok, Volkswagen is presenting a new-comer for
their Australian line-up. The Argentine-manufactured Volkswagen Amarok will go into a showroom battle with
Next Car favourites, the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hi-Lux along with other strong competitors, such as
the Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger and Mahindra Pik-Up .....
Volkswagen Tiguan for 2011
6th February, 2011
The 2011 Tiguan’s world debut will be at the Geneva Motor
Show next month .....
Volkswagen Touareg R-Line
6th February, 2011
The R-Line “Exterior” equipment pack will now round out the
options offered on the Touareg in the European market .....
Volkswagen Touareg Special Editions
30th January, 2011
Show car number 1 is a slightly tamer version of the Touareg 3 that
started in the Dakar Rally; this VW could very well be the world’s most talented street-legal SUV. Show car number 2
is the Touareg Gold Edition - many of its parts have been upgraded with 24-carat gold .....
Volkswagen's hybrid concept for 0.9 litres/100 km
26th January, 2011
The new Volkswagen XL1 concept attains a CO2 emissions value of
just 24 g/km, thanks to a combination of lightweight construction (monocoque and add-on parts made of carbon
fibre), very low aerodynamic drag (Cd 0.186) and a plug-in hybrid system .....
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Jingle Bells ring at Next Car
24th December, 2010
All I want for Christmas ..... Next Car looks at
what is popular and what matches the title of some popular Christmas Carols and songs. We pick four
inspiring automotive winners from our interpretation of our reader's feedback and from our own perception
of another great year of motoring. So what's ringing your bells? We pick a car that is a joy to the world,
one for the faithful, one for a silent night and one for what I want for Christmas. Will one of these four
cars be on your Christmas "wish list"? .....
Volkswagen Caddy update released locally
7th December, 2010
With new TDI and TSI four-cylinder engines and gearbox
variations and the potential for reduced running costs make the new Caddy one of the most innovative compact
vans available .....
VW Polo GTI released
26th November, 2010
Since Volkswagen's very first GTI, the Golf GTI of the year
1976, the GTI nameplate has become one of the most familiar badges in the world of automotive sportiness. One
of the typical visual insignias of this badge is the unmistakable front end .....
Volkswagen Caddy 4MOTION/DSG
23rd November, 2010
Caddy and Caddy Maxi, with a combination of 4MOTION and dual clutch
gearbox, are now available in Europe. This match of maximum traction with absolute shifting comfort – without loss
of power – puts the Caddy at the top of its class .....
Volkswagen Eos updated model debut
19th November, 2010
The new Volkswagen Eos will make its world debut at the
Los Angeles Motor Show (19th to 28th November). The internationally successful cabriolet coupé has been
technically perfected, visually updated - front and rear - and refined with numerous new features .....
VW Golf Cabrio for 2011
5th November, 2010
The Osnabrück plant with its workforce of over 1,000 will commence
production of the new Volkswagen Golf Cabrio during the northern spring 2011 .....
Single Cab joins VW T5 line-up
4th November, 2010
This new addition to the Transporter range comes as a
long wheelbase 2.0 TDI 103 kW 6-speed manual that can be optioned with Volkswagen’s 7-speed DSG gearbox .....
VW Polo GTI here late 2010
15th October, 2010
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is coming back to Australia. It will
make a powerful 132 kW comeback! .....
Volkswagen Eos to be revised for 2011
8th October, 2010
Clearly structured and horizontally contoured, the
appearance of the new Eos follows the code of the Volkswagen design 'DNA'. Extending between the new
headlights is a radiator grille .....
New lower priced Volkswagen Golf
6th October, 2010
Volkswagen Group Australia is introducing a new affordable
entry model to its Golf range. Powered by the 77kW TSI petrol engine, previously introduced in the new Polo,
the new Golf 77TSI provides competitive design and engineering at a lower cost .....
Volkswagen Eos update
6th October, 2010
With the arrival of the MY11 Eos, Volkswagen's
coupe/convertible now features the 2.0 litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine with a 155 kW power output .....
Volkswagen Passat 7th generation debuts
1st October, 2010
At the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) 2nd-17th
October, Volkswagen is presenting the world premiere of an entirely new Passat – as a saloon and an estate
car simultaneously. The seventh generation of this bestseller will be available in some European markets
starting as soon as mid-November .....
Volkswagen to release Golf GTI Adidas
30th September, 2010
The new Golf GTI Adidas can be recognised by a special alloy wheel
design. In this case, it is the 18-inch “Serron” wheel, named after a Finnish race course .....
Volkswagen Amarok due for Q1 2011 release
23rd September, 2010
With the Amarok, Volkswagen is readying for the local arrival
of a new utility which is planned to 'hit' the Australian market in the first quarter of 2011 .....
Volkswagen's new Amarok single cab
22nd September, 2010
The Amarok single cab with a short cab and a long load bed
represents the classic "workhorse" for Volkswagen. This category of truck has been dominated by Japanese
brands for many decades .....
Volkswagen Transporter And Multivan Now Available With 4MOTION
14th September, 2010
The Volkswagen Transporter and Multivan can now be ordered with
4MOTION all-wheel drive. The latest generation of the multi-disc clutch with its optimised friction properties
sets new standards in terms of traction, safety, comfort and efficiency .....
Volkswagen Tiguan update
5th September, 2010
The local arrival of 2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguan brings
a product enhancement to make a difference to the driving experience as well as owners’ wallets thanks to the
introduction of 7-speed DSG technology .....
Out the door: 100,000 VW Sciroccos
19th August, 2010
At the VW Autoeuropa - Automóveis Ltda. plant in Portugal, just
two years after its market launch, the hundred-thousandth third-generation Scirocco rolled off the production
‘The Major and the Beetle’
16th August, 2010
The unveiling of the ‘The Major and the Beetle’ exhibition
in England is celebrated with a historic Volkswagen car show and a ‘meet up’ for Volkswagen enthusiasts,
all dedicated to the memory of Major Ivan Hirst, REME .....
Volkswagen Caddy update
22nd July, 2010
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is introducing a new Caddy.
The compact van with its rear sliding door system has been enhanced in several ways .....
VW CrossPolo released in Europe
21st June, 2010
The CrossPolo is one of numerous European VWs that won't be
coming to Australia .....
Volkswagen's new Jetta
16th June, 2010
The design projects a more dynamic image than ever before.
Offering a preview of the new Jetta’s styling was the NCC coupe concept car shown at the Detroit Motor Show .....
Volkswagen Golf R is here
11th June, 2010
The six cylinder of the previous model developed a maximum
torque of 320 Newton-metres at 2,500 rpm. That was remarkably good. However, the turbo four-cylinder direct
injection engine of the new Golf R transfers 330 Newton-metres torque at 2,400 rpm .....
VW Golf GTD returns to local market
10th June, 2010
The 6th generation VW Golf model line-up continues to expand with
the new GTD arriving in Australia. Its 125 kW power level makes it the highest-performance production Golf with
a diesel engine .....
Volkswagen Polo sedan for Russia
3rd June, 2010
For the first time in the history of the Volkswagen brand, a
vehicle has been developed specially for the Russian market .....
Volkswagen Group takes majority shareholding in Italdesign Giugiaro
25th May, 2010
The Volkswagen Group (Germany) and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A.
(IDG), Turin (Italy), are to intensify their successful cooperation, putting it on a new footing .....
Austria's "GTI Meet"
24th May, 2010
Volkswagen and Adidas – will for the first time join in a
combined product with the Golf GTI adidas edition .....
New Volkswagen Polo released
11th May, 2010
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009, the new
Volkswagen Polo debuted with a fresh new look and technology. This new Volkswagen is now entering the
Australian market .....
VW Commercial Vehicles at “Wörthersee Tour 2010”
11th May, 2010
This year, from 12th-15th May, the festival takes place for the 29th
time, and Volkswagen Commercial participates in it for the first time with the Amarok, Volkswagen's new utility .....
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles off to a good start in Q1
4th May, 2010
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia increased their
sales performance in the first quarter of 2010 by a considerable 28.2% over the same period in 2009. A total
of 1,235 vehicles were delivered to customers in the first quarter (Q1 2009; 963 vehicles) .....
26th April, 2010
In its new wholly-owned subsidiary, Volkswagen R GmbH,
Volkswagen is bundling competence on how to implement sporty and exclusive models. For good reason:
Demand for factory upgraded automobiles is continually growing .....
Volkswagen's new Phaeton
22nd April, 2010
Volkswagen, the most successful car maker in Europe and
China, has now made the Phaeton even better. The company’s new flagship is being unveiled at the Beijing
Motor Show (27th April to 2nd May) in China .....
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles gain ESP
26th March, 2010
Volkswagen has announced that with this month's introduction
of the new Transporter range, the entire Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range now comes standard with ESP .....
Volkswagen's new T5
21st March, 2010
Volkswagen's new editions of the Transporter, Caravelle
and Multivan are now available in Australia. Often referred to as T5, the range is even more frugal,
clean and cultivated .....
Volkswagen R GmbH in the starting blocks
17th March, 2010
Volkswagen R GmbH will be the specialist for sporty
exclusive models from Volkswagen in the future .....
Volkswagen Transporter: 60 years on
16th March, 2010
Production of the Volkswagen Transporter van started in March
1950 and during the 60 years since then it has become one of the most iconic and popular vans in the world .....
New VW Beetle BlackOrange Special Edition
15th March, 2010
Volkswagen Group Australia is now offering a
limited special edition of the New Beetle Range – the New Beetle BlackOrange .....
Volkswagen sets roadmap for e-mobility
14th March, 2010
Starting in 2013, the high-volume Golf and Jetta models of
the Volkswagen brand are expected to participate in the hybrid and electric vehicle market .....
Twenty million visit VW's Autostadt
12th March, 2010
During this celebratory year, a 'milestone' was reached: by Thursday
25th February 2010 a total of more than 20 million visitors had passed through the Autostadt gates .....
VW release the Golf wagon
22nd February, 2010
Attaining the best possible acoustic properties on the wagon was
a top priority for Volkswagen .....
VW Polo GTI: first details
21st February, 2010
The VW Polo GTI is back. A powerful 132 kW (180 PS) comeback!
This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling properties unified with uncompromising engine
dynamics and a maximum of safety .....
Revised Volkswagen Passat released
18th February, 2010
The 1.8 litre 118TSI engine with 118 kW of power and 250 Nm
of torque is now available as the new entry model into the Passat range ensuring remarkable performance
combined with superb fuel efficiency .....
New Volkswagen Touareg
11th February, 2010
The new Touareg has been unveiled
in Germany with the confirmation of a petrol electric hybrid powertrain .....
Volkswagen Golf R
26th January, 2010
The flagship Golf R has been launched in Europe .....
Volkswagen Eos White Night
11th January, 2010
Volkswagen Individual have released the
Eos White Night special edition .....
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New Volkswagen Scirocco R
7th December, 2009
Volkswagen has launched it's new hot Scirocco .....
Volkswagen Amarok coming to Australia
2nd December, 2009
The German designed, South
American manufactured utility will arrive in 2010 .....
Volkswagen Jetta receives new engines for 2010
15th November, 2009
New engines including the efficient low
emission 1.6 diesel underpin the changes for 2010 .....
Volkswagen's Golf 77TDI: The most efficient new Golf
15th November, 2009
The new Golf 77TDI has arrived in Australia offering new levels of
efficiency and reduced emissions .....
Volkswagen is launching a one-make Bio-CNG-powered race series
28th October, 2009
Following the successful debut of the compressed natural gas-powered
Scirocco GT24-CNG at the Nürburgring 24-hour race, Volkswagen is launching a one-make Bio-CNG-powered race series in
Volkswagen's fastest ever Golf: the "R"
18th September, 2009
Volkswagen is demonstrating – in the world premiere of the new
Golf R – that fuel consumption values can even be corrected downward in the high-end sports car area .....
Volkswagen's E-Motor: the E-Up!
17th September, 2009
The fact that the E-Up! concept will also offer driving enjoyment is
demonstrated by a look at the car’s classic 0 to 100-km/h sprint time: 11.3 seconds .....
Volkswagen Launches Most Fuel Efficient Model
7th September, 2009
Powered by a sophisticated and efficient new diesel engine, the
five-speed manual Golf 77TDI can cover 100 km with 4.9 litres on the ADR 81/02 combined cycle .....
Five stars for the safest VW Polo ever
1st September, 2009
The new Volkswagen Polo has been subjected to the more stringent
EuroNCAP crash tests and received the best possible score of five stars .....
Volkswagen updates T5
23rd August, 2009
A few weeks after the Multivan and California are
premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009, the new version of Volkswagen’s successful
models will 'hit' European roads .....
Volkswagen confirms Mexican investment
28th July, 2009
Construction work has already begun on the new production
facilities which will start assembling a new model built exclusively in Mexico for global markets from mid-2010 .....
Volkswagen to gain a financially embarrassed Porsche
26th July, 2009
Porsche's executive management originally wanted Volkswagen at,
seemingly, any cost and as a result burdened itself with massive debt in what became a ridiculous attempt to
take-over the huge world-wide interests of Volkswagen .....
Out the door: 100,000 VW Golfs in Australia
17th July, 2009
The Volkswagen brand has just reached a significant milestone on
the Australian market with the sale of the 100,000th Golf since the initial model introduction .....
New VW Polo Released In Germany
6th July, 2009
The new Volkswagen Polo was released on the German market
last week .....
Out the door: One Million VW T5s
1st July, 2009
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles manufactured the one millionth
vehicle of the T5 series yesterday at the Hanover plant in Germany .....
Concept BlueSport: Is A VW Sports Car Just Around The Corner?
22nd June, 2009
Volkswagen set just two objectives in the car’s development: maximum driving
fun and minimal fuel consumption. And so a mid-engine sports car was implemented that makes no compromises .....
Old Kombi: It's A Drag
14th June, 2009
As a demonstration of Volkswagen’s durability, a 56-year old
Transporter van (T1) has just achieved a top speed of 102.84 mph .....
New VW Golf Estate
10th June, 2009
The estate is one of the most successful models on the European
market, particularly in the company car market .....
Amarok is VW's new ute
7th June, 2009
The name Amarok comes from the language of the Inuit, who
live in northern Canada and Greenland, and means wolf. The Inuit, one of the Eskimo peoples, regard the wolf
as the king of the wilderness .....
Europe's GTI Meet 2009
26th May, 2009
This year Volkswagen showed two sensational concept cars of the new
best sellers: special “Worthersee 09” editions of the Golf GTI and Polo .....
Europe's New VW Scirocco R
21st May, 2009
Instead of the usual six-cylinder used so far in R-models of
this segment, a boosted four-cylinder TSI is being used in the new Scirocco R .....
Volkswagen Prepares For US Production (Again)
18th May, 2009
Production in Chattanooga will commence in 2011 with a maximum annual
capacity of 150,000 vehicles .....
VW's sporty Tiguan R-Line updated
28th April, 2009
Substantial identification characteristics of the Tiguan
R-line are the 19 inch "Omanyt" alloy wheels .....
Volkswagen's New Small Car Family
26th April, 2009
Now, 20 months after the presentation of the first study,
Volkswagen has set the framework for the production of the future "New Small Family" .....
VW's Autostadt Takes 18 Millionth Guest
20th April, 2009
A mere 6 weeks before its ninth birthday the Autostadt
reached its initial visitor-target for the year 2018 .....
VW-Porsche 914 Celebrates Anniversary
16th April, 2009
Back in the mid-60s Volkswagen was looking for a successor to
its Type 34 sports coupe, better known as the “Karmann Ghia” .....
Skoda and Volkswagen Open A Plant in Pune, India
1st April, 2009
The Pune plant will begin making the Skoda Fabia in May 2009.
A hatchback version of the Volkswagen Polo specially developed for the Indian market will be added from 2010 .....
Volkswagen Golf GTD: a new sporty diesel
29th March, 2009
The new Golf GTD is the first production Golf to be powered by
Volkswagen's 125 kW diesel engine .....
VW Golf GTI European Release Just Days Away
24th March, 2009
Between the debut of the first generation and the production
run-out of the fifth generation, more than 1.7 million buyers made the Golf GTI a best seller .....
New VW Golf: Highest Safety as Standard
18th March, 2009
The Golf received a rating of 97% in the Adult Occupant Protection
New VW Polo For This Year
3rd March, 2009
In addition, the European version of the Polo now being
presented is equipped with standard ESP electronic stabilisation programme with Hill Hold Control .....
Volkswagen Golf 6th Generation Released Locally
26th February, 2009
The 90 kW entry-level engine with DSG transmission can consume
just 6.2 litres of premium unleaded petrol per hundred kilometres (143 g/km CO2) .....
Volkswagen's New Passat CC Arrives
10th February, 2009
The concept and design of this new Volkswagen model are
defining fresh, new directions beyond the mainstream. The body design, the interior, the powertrain systems and
the technological highlights are worthy of the luxury class .....
Volkswagen Wins Dakar
20th January, 2009
After 14 legs and a total of about 9,500 kilometres they
finished with a lead of 8m59s ahead of their team mates .....
VW Commercial Vehicles Sells More Than 500,000 Units In 2008
19th January, 2009
For the first time ever, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has sold
more than half a million commercial vehicles in a single year .....
Volkswagen reveals new mid-engined Roadster Concept in Detroit
16th January, 2009
Volkswagen has debuted it's all new mid-engined, rear-wheel drive roadster
concept at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show .....
Record sales for Volkswagen Group Australia in 2008
9th January, 2009
Volkswagen Group Australia has achieved a new record with 29,875
vehicle sales in a calendar year, its fourth straight year of growth. As a result, Volkswagen is now the 10th most
popular brand on volume in Australia .....
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VW at Bologna Motor Show
5th December, 2008
Volkswagen continues to vigorously
pursue its worldwide product offensive. Just two months after the market launch of
the new Golf, and two weeks after presentation of a completely new generation of
Clean Diesels developed for the Touareg and Jetta in the USA, more new product
fireworks are now on display at the Bologna Motor Show .....
Volkswagen Group: 5.29 million sales
between January and October 2008
27th November, 2008
In the month of October, the Group
delivered 502,600 vehicles worldwide (-5.1 per cent), a better development than
the overall market (-16 per cent) .....
Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Takes Shape for 2009 'Dakar' Rally
5th November, 2008
The ‘Dakar’ Rally 2009 promises to
be the most demanding test yet for the Volkswagen Motorsport team, as it prepares to
take on some of the harshest and most challenging terrain on the planet with four
examples of the Race Touareg 2 .....
New VW Golf – Five Stars From EuroNCAP
24th October, 2008
The independent testers at EuroNCAP put
the new Golf through a series of rigorous tests. The result: five stars, which is the
best result available .....
Volkswagen Passat CC Due Early 2009
13th October, 2008
The new Volkswagen Coupe embodies
the concept of a sporty coupe in a stunning four-door package which does not
conform to the mainstream .....
Volkswagen Launches Exclusive Golf GTI 'Pirelli' Locally
10th October, 2008
Volkswagen’s most powerful Golf GTI –
the limited edition Pirelli model – has been released in Australia .....
VW Golf GTI For 2009
29th September, 2008
In 1976 the Mk I Golf GTI was
launched as a low volume addition to the Golf range. Thirty two years, five
generations and 1.7 million sales after that car established the 'breed', the
sixth generation of the GTI has been unveiled in concept form ahead of its
public debut later this week at the Paris Motor Show .....
VW Utility Coming To Australia
24th September, 2008
A new one-tonne ute has been 'flagged' for
Australia and other markets around the world .....
Volkswagen Overtakes Ford In Global Sales
19th September, 2008
The Volkswagen Group has taken its
place among the world’s top three car makers thanks to the Wolfsburg based
company’s outstanding delivery figures in the first half of 2008 .....
Volkswagen And Wiggles Partner For Road Safety
11th September, 2008
Volkswagen and The Wiggles, two of
Australia’s most recognisable and well regarded brands, have announced an exciting
new partnership .....
VW Campers Feature At Europe's Vanfest
5th September, 2008
The winning Volkswagen vans have
been chosen for the ‘Five generations of Campervan’ display at Vanfest, Europe’s
largest gathering of Volkswagen vans .....
VW Caddy With A Boat Deck
28th August, 2008
The wooden sun deck on the roof is accessed via four
matching wooden and aluminium steps in the Caddy’s tailgate and to complete the design theme there
are wooden inserts along the side of the vehicle and in the rear bumper .....
Volkswagen Releases Sporty Touareg R50
24th August, 2008
Volkswagen’s most powerful diesel,
the Touareg R50, is easily recognisable with its 21-inch Omanyt alloy wheels with
295 tyres, blue painted brake callipers, discrete wheel well flares and independent
bumpers. Inside, the features include a sports seat system in anthracite coloured
Napa leather with integrated R series logo in the head restraints .....
Volkswagen Launch Passat R36 Locally
15th August, 2008
Volkswagen’s R series model
line-up has expanded with the release of the newest and fastest addition – the new
Passat R36 .....
Volkswagen's Hannover Bus
14th August, 2008
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
has introduced the latest addition in the Crafter series. Based on the Crafter
50 platform, the Hannover Bus will re-write the rule book on luxury bus
Sixth Generation Volkswagen Golf Unveiled
6th August, 2008
Volkswagen is unveiling its most important
automotive secret of the year: the new Golf. The car – Europe’s most successful with
more than 26 million sold – has been improved in all areas .....
Volkswagen Transporter - First Van to be Awarded Four Stars by ANCAP
4th August, 2008
Australia’s leading vehicle safety
organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), has awarded its
first 4-star rating for a commercial van – to the Volkswagen Transporter .....
VW Caddy Maxi Life Arrives
1st August, 2008
The Caddy Maxi Life is the ingenious new people
mover within the Volkswagen range. The Caddy Maxi Life can seat up to seven adults comfortably
with ample leg and headroom .....
Volkswagen Group delivers 3.27 million units worldwide in H1 2008
22nd July, 2008
The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.27 million
vehicles worldwide (+5.8 percent) from January to June 2008, the highest figure ever for the
first six months of a year. Group worldwide deliveries in June also reached a new record .....
VW To Return To US Manufacturing
16th July, 2008
Volkswagen is setting out to build a plant in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, where vehicle production will be due to commence in early 2011 .....
Goodwood Festival Welcomed VW Scirocco GT24
14th July, 2008
The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 made its UK debut racing
up the hill in front of crowds at The Goodwood Festival of Speed, in England, this past weekend .....
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Continues To Produce Record Results
1st July, 2008
The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand
reports a rise in deliveries worldwide of light and heavy commercial vehicles by 13.2
per cent to 216,133 and thus confirms record results for the first 5 months of the year .....
Jackie Ickx Takes To The Road In A VW California
18th June, 2008
Jackie Ickx, former Formula One driver, has taken
delivery of a Volkswagen California camper and is planning to travel extensively around Europe
and internationally in it to attend and compete in a variety of motor rallies and
cross-country events .....
New Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives
29th May, 2008
Volkswagen has entered the thriving compact SUV
segment in Australia for the first time with their all new Tiguan – which offers the
versatility and spaciousness of an SUV and the highly regarded quality, style and technology
of a Volkswagen .....
Nurburgring 24 Hours 1-2 For VW Scirocco On Debut
29th May, 2008
The new Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 celebrated a
super-successful track debut on Sunday, taking the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hours by storm to
record a class 1-2 and an 11th place overall finish in one of the world’s toughest races .....
World premiere of the VW Scirocco GT24
26th May, 2008
Volkswagen presented the world premiere of a 239
kW version of the new Scirocco over the weekend at the legendary GTI Meet at Wörther Lake,
in Austria .....
VW Scirocco Blows In For Nurburgring Classic
2nd May, 2008
The new Volkswagen Scirocco will, later this month, face
the toughest test track in the world, even before it has gone on sale – an assault on the legendary
Nürburgring 24 Hours. Three factory developed racing versions of the new coupe, each powered by a
2-litre TFSI petrol engine developing 300 PS, will be in action on Germany’s daunting 25 km
‘Nordschleife’ in the 24th-25th May event .....
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Released Locally
20th April, 2008
Compared to the Caddy Van, the Max Van has been
stretched from 4.41 metres to 4.88 metres. This has provided an amazingly spacious vehicle
with up to 4,200 litres of stowage volume .....
New Special Editions for the VW Golf
11th April, 2008
Thanks to its technical qualities and
sovereign good looks, the fifth generation Volkswagen Golf, introduced in October
2004 in Australia, has assumed an enviable position in the world market. To
continue the trend, Volkswagen Group Australia has introduced two special models
for the outstandingly successful Golf. Namely, the ‘Edition’ and ‘Pacific’ .....
Volkswagen at the AMI 2008
10th April, 2008
Volkswagen is launching into this year’s
automotive springtime with a genuine display of new model fireworks. Six German
premieres are currently being presented to the public in Leipzig at the 2008 Automobil
Europe Votes For Volkswagen Tiguan As "Best SUV"
14th March, 2008
Europe's toughest jury has made its choice.
This year's coveted Auto 1 Trophy in the category "Off-Roaders and SUV" goes to the
Volkswagen Tiguan .....
Australian Premiere Of The Volkswagen Tiguan
6th March, 2008
The Tiguan is a completely new development from the
ground up and can be recommended to all those drivers who enjoy the individual visual
appearance and versatility of an SUV, but also expect a premium level of comfort and agility .....
The Legendary VW Scirocco Is Back
4th March, 2008
It is back: 34 years after the world premiere of
the first Scirocco at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is now presenting the Scirocco of
the new era in the same venue. Now as before, the coupé embodies the fascinating strategy of
putting a sports car on wheels that is fit for use every day of the year at affordable prices .....
New Volkswagen Caravelle Released Locally
2nd March, 2008
The Caravelle is being reintroduced to the
market after its long people mover tradition which first started in Australia in 1991.
After it was briefly taken off the market in 2004, the Caravelle now is available again
for Australian customers .....
One Million DSGs – Volkswagen Celebrates The Best Selling Gearbox
10th February, 2008
In 2007 alone, more than 400,000 six-speed
DSG gearboxes were installed across the Group – and there is no sign of an end to this
success story .....
Volkswagen Beetle Ten Years On
5th February, 2008
Since the year 2000, it has been admired on
Australian streets: the Volkswagen New Beetle. Now in 2008, the Volkswagen retro-car has
been further enhanced, in the form of the New Beetle Anniversary Edition .....
R36: The Sportiest Volkswagen Passat of All Time
3rd February, 2008
The new Passat R36 was developed by Volkswagen
Individual, the specialist team for very fast and/or special models. Following the Golf R32
and the Touareg R50, the Passat R36 will be the third series version to be debuting under the
“R” sports label .....
Volkswagen's New 4 Door Coupe, The Passat CC
25th January, 2008
Volkswagen is opening the year 2008 with the
world premiere of the Passat CC. Its identifying characteristics: coupé design, yet with
four doors; impressive comfort, yet pure dynamics; sporty interior, yet space without
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Volkswagen Brand Again Reports Significant Increase in Sales
20th December, 2007
The Volkswagen brand continued to grow worldwide
sales in November, reporting a further significant increase of 10.3 per cent, marking a new
all-time high for the eleventh month of the year .....
Premiere in Bologna: Family Portrait of the New Small Family
13th December, 2007
Round the world in 14 weeks: before their group
appearance at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show, Volkswagen sent the New Small Family on a
whistle-stop tour around the world. Then, for a showdown in Italy it was three Up! .....
New VW Tiguan R-Line Study Unveiled
2nd December, 2007
Just ahead of its
arrival, Volkswagen Individual has unveiled the Tiguan R-Line design study at the Essen
Motor Show, in Germany .....
Volkswagen Starts Vehicle Assembly In Russia
30th November, 2007
Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Octavia models, the
first vehicles to be assembled in Russia, jointly left the assembly line during a ceremony
attended by over 600 invited guests from business, industry and politics .....
Ten Million VW Kombis
22nd November, 2007
A remarkable milestone has been reached as Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles has now produced in excess of 10 million examples of the iconic Transporter .....
VW Golf Wins 2007 UK's ACFO Car Of The Year Award
21st November, 2007
The Volkswagen Golf has underlined its
reputation for delivering operational performance, whole-life cost control and driver
appeal as well as an environmental edge to win the UK's ACFO Car of the Year Award .....
Volkswagen Up! Honoured at AutoCar Awards in the UK
20th November, 2007
The innovative Volkswagen Up! concept was honoured at the
prestigious AutoCar Awards at a ceremony in Westminster on 13th November, 2007, winning the highly
competitive Concept Car of the Year category .....
Golden Steering Wheel for Volkswagen Tiguan
18th November, 2007
The experts and VIPs on Germany’s prominent
newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” jury have decided: The new Volkswagen Tiguan is receiving the
“Golden Steering Wheel 2007” .....
Volkswagen Space Up! Blue - Clean Drive Revolution "Made in Germany"
16th November, 2007
Volkswagen presents the first car in the world with high-temperature
fuel cell Space Up! Blue covers downtown distances with pure battery drive .....
Pink Hygiene Solutions Take Pink VWs
14th November, 2007
Volkswagen Group Australia will deliver 40
Beetles and 80 Transporter T5 Cab Chassis to Pink Hygiene Solutions in their emblematic
colour Telemagenta (pink) .....
Volkswagen Group Continues Success Story
30th October, 2007
The Volkswagen Group is again reporting
significant progress: deliveries, sales revenue and earnings all rose substantially in
the first nine months of 2007 .....
Caddy Maxi is Volkswagen's Next Success Story
29th October, 2007
The VW Caddy Maxi will be released in
Australia around May next year. Given the fact that the Caddy van is quite a success for
Volkswagen, the expanded line-up will add more depth to the highly regarded Volkswagen
commercial vehicle range .....
World Premiere In Tokyo: Volkswagen Space Up! Concept
25th October, 2007
Europe's largest automobile producer is now introducing the
second member of the "New Small Family" at the Tokyo Motor Show: The space up! concept car .....
Volkswagen Celebrates “60 years of the Bulli”
22nd October, 2007
An official event to celebrate 60 years of Volkswagen vans held
in Hanover, Germany, earlier this month (5th-7th October) attracted 71,000 visitors with an amazing
selection of over 5,000 Transporter vans and campers .....
Touareg R50: Volkswagen's First World Premiere In Australia
14th October, 2007
In a world premiere, Volkswagen is presenting the new Touareg
R50 at the Sydney Motor Show. Serving up a powerful 258 kW (at 3,500 rpm), this new Volkswagen is one of
the most powerful SUVs in the world. It was developed by a team of specialists at Volkswagen Individual
Volkswagen Releases New Golf GT Sport In Both TSI & TDI
30th September, 2007
Following the successful launch of the Golf GT TSI in May
2007, Volkswagen has released the exquisite Golf GT Sport model as a result of the Golf GT's success .....
New VW Tiguan Awarded Five Stars By EuroNCAP
27th September, 2007
The new Volkswagen Tiguan has been awarded a maximum five star
rating for occupant protection by Euro NCAP ahead of its Australian release next year .....
Volkswagen Announces New 2.0 TDI 125 kw Engine For Passat
25th September, 2007
In March 2006, the new Passat was introduced into the
Australian market and is now the third largest selling model in the Volkswagen range. The Passat's
image is characterised by vehicle size, drive technologies, safety features such as airbags, ABS and
Volkswagen Up! Concept Unveiled At Frankfurt Motor Show
18th September, 2007
Based on a completely new platform and drivetrain and measuring just
3.45 metres in length the up! marks the return to the rear engined layout seen in the iconic Beetle of old .....
Volkswagen To Unveil Versatile New Caddy Maxi Life
9th September, 2007
When compared to the standard Caddy the Maxi Life sits on a
wheelbase extended by 320 mm while the overall length grows by 470 mm to 4,880 mm .....
Volkswagen Rural Road Show To Hit The Road
22nd August, 2007
Volkswagen Group Australia has announced their first ever Rural
Road Show will start in Bundaberg (Queensland) on 4th September, 2007 .....
New Volkswagen Touareg Released
16th July, 2007
The new 2007 Touareg is visually identifiable by an entirely
new front end and it features standard ABSplus for a shorter off-road braking distance .....
Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives In Australia During 2008
29th June, 2007
With the new Tiguan, Volkswagen is starting the countdown for
the debut of it’s 14th model series. The Sports Utility Vehicle will be presented to the public for the
first time in September as part of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany .....
Namibian Test For New Volkswagen Tiguan
25th June, 2007
Volkswagen will complete the development phase of the new Tiguan
with a final extreme test in Namibia. During this final acceptance drive on the African continent, the
electronic components and chassis of the new SUV are the primary focus of testing .....
Wagon For Volkswagen Golf
22nd June, 2007
Volkswagen has released a new Golf on the European market:
The “Variant” that is as spacious as it is variable. On 1st June, 2007, dealers presented the model in
Germany; other countries and continents will follow successively .....
Volkswagen Issued With Certificate For Innovative,
Environmentally Sound Strategy
21st June, 2007
These are the first such certificates to be issued by KBA
and confirm that the Volkswagen Group is the first car maker worldwide to produce series production
vehicles which are recyclable to a minimum of 85 percent and reusable to a minimum of 95 per cent by
Volkswagen Golf Shines In 24 Hour Race
14th June, 2007
The Volkswagen Golf has yet again impressively
proved its exceptional qualities in one of the world's most demanding races .....
Volkswagen Golf GTI To Compete In Nurburgring 24 Hour Race
7th June, 2007
Volkswagen returns to Germany's biggest car race with two Golf GTIs. The
two factory-built and entered race cars will participate in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring from 7th to 10th
Europe's VW Golf GTI Pirelli For 2008
29th May, 2007
Volkswagen is continuing the history of one of the best known limited
edition models in Europe. In May 1983, the “Original Pirelli” arrived on the market. It was based on the first
generation, second series Golf GTI. A distinctive identifying feature: Specially designed alloy wheels with the
“Pirelli P” on their outer edges. A remarkable 10,500 cars of the special model were built and sold within half a
year. Then it was over – a limited edition! If there were an Automobile Hall of Fame for young-timers, the
“Pirelli GTI”, as it was called by its fans, would have long held a place there .....
Outrageous 6-Litre Volkswagen Golf GTI
28th May, 2007
Its 6.0-litre bi-turbo engine is longitudinally mounted directly behind the
driver and front passenger. This transforms the GTI W12-650 into a classic mid-engine sports car. A six-speed automatic
transmission hammers the maximum torque of 750 Newton-metres (at 4,500 rpm) to the rear axle. It catapults the GTI W12-650
to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds .....
VW's New 7-Speed DSG
25th May, 2007
Volkswagen has developed another pioneering DSG gearbox. The
new seven-speed system – a world first and codenamed DQ200 – uses a pair of dry clutches in preference
to the six-speed version’s twin wet clutches .....
Economy And Performance For Volkswagen Golf GT
21st May, 2007
The compact 1.4 litre direct-injection engine develops up
to 125 kW and has a maximum torque of an amazing 240 newton metres in the range from 1,750 to 4,500
rpm thanks to the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a mechanically driven supercharger .....
Volkswagen's New Record
19th April, 2007
The Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles to customers during
the first three months of 2007 than in any previous quarter. The Group sold 1.47 million vehicles
Wolfsburg Plant Manufactures 25 Millionth VW Golf
1st April, 2007
The 25 millionth Golf rolled off the Volkswagen
production line in Wolfsburg on 23rd March, 2007 .....
VW Tiguan Set For 2008 Release
26th March, 2007
Volkswagen will present its new Tiguan 4x4 at
the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year .....
Volkswagen at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
8th March, 2007
The Volkswagen range of cars continues to
expand with the Australian release of the new Eos, a classy coupe-cabriolet which is
already meeting with a great deal of success in Europe .....
World premiere of the VW Passat BlueMotion in Geneva
22nd February, 2007
The new VW Passat BlueMotion – no other vehicle of its size
consumes less fuel! .....
New VW Touareg Released in Europe
19th February, 2007
In just four years, about 300,000 car drivers
worldwide chose to drive a new Touareg. Right out of the gate, the Volkswagen advanced to
become one of the most successful luxury SUVs ever .....
Volkswagen unveiled the cleanest ever TDI engine
25th January, 2007
A VW Jetta TDI fulfils the most stringent worldwide
exhaust gas thresholds with its nitrogen oxide post-treatment system developed by Volkswagen.
The USA market launch within the BlueTec alliance is planned for 2008 .....
Volkswagen's Australian Sales Exceed 20,000 In 2006
12th January, 2007
For the first time since the mid 1960’s,
Volkswagen has sold more than 20,000 vehicles in a calendar year. To be precise, there
were 21,571 Volkswagen passenger and commercial vehicles sold in 2006 .....
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20 Years of ABS at Volkswagen
19th December, 2006
Volkswagen is celebrating the 20th
anniversary of ABS, a trend-setting safety system. In 1986 the Volkswagen anti-lock
brake system was implemented first in the Passat and then, later in the year, in the
Volkswagen Wins At Australia’s Best Car Awards
11th December, 2006
Having had the outstanding Volkswagen Golf GTI
named as the "Top Drive of 2005" late last year by Next Car, Volkswagen has now won three
awards at the prestigious ‘Australia’s Best Car Awards’ for 2006 .....
VW Bids For Maiden Diesel Dakar Rally Win
10th December, 2006
The Volkswagen works rally team next month embarks
on its most ambitious challenge yet – to become the first to win the legendary Dakar Rally
with a diesel powered vehicle .....
Volkswagen Tiguan Concept for LA
29th November, 2006
Volkswagen will unveil its compact 4x4, the Concept
Tiguan, at the Los Angeles Motor Show later this week and has announced that the first examples of
the new SUV will be delivered to customers by the end of next year .....
Volkswagen Touareg Tows Jumbo Jet
27th November, 2006
In order for the Touareg V10 TDI to be able to tow
the big bird, the weight of the Volkswagen had to be increased firstly. This sounds
paradoxical but is absolutely necessary so that the power of the engine can be converted into
propelling force .....
VW Crafter Claims What Van? 'Van Of The Year' Award
24th November, 2006
Ahead of its Australian release in a few months,
the Volkswagen Crafter, has claimed the top award at the prestigious
What Van? Van
of the Year Awards in England .....
VW Neeza concept car
22nd November, 2006
Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) is presenting the Neeza
concept car as a world premiere at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The
self-assured mid-size model – conceptually a coupé and station wagon crossover .....
VW Passat R36 for 2007
19th November, 2006
Volkswagen is set to release its most potent ‘R’
model yet – the Passat R36. Joining the Golf R32 and only the second model in the VW line-up
to carry the ‘R’ badge .....
Volkswagen Eos Awarded “2006 Best of What’s New” Prize
13th November, 2006
The 2007 Volkswagen Eos has been awarded a “2006
Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine in the automotive category .....
Volkswagen Opens Cold and Climate Test Centre
8th November, 2006
Volkswagen inaugurated the new cold and climate test
centre at its Wolfsburg plant on Monday .....
Back to the future or "Samba Americano"
2nd November, 2006
The packaging is a familiar face from the 60s: the
Samba-Bus. But although the bus is based on the classic version of the first VW Transporter
from the 1950s, the similarities are only skin-deep. On the inside it features values going
far into the future .....
Vatanen and Sainz Driving for Volkswagen
2nd November, 2006
Heat, high dunes and the desert are awaiting the
Volkswagen factory team in its dress rehearsal for the start of the Dakar Rally .....
New Volkswagen Eos in Sydney
30th October, 2006
After selling more than one million Volkswagen
convertibles (from the Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Golf and New Beetle series) worldwide, the new
Eos gets off to a flying start .....
Volkswagen Phaeton for Pope Benedict XVI
25th October, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI has been presented with a specially
equipped Phaeton by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft,
Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder .....
Volkswagen Brand Announces Record Deliveries Worldwide
23rd October, 2006
A total of 303,000 VW passenger cars were
delivered worldwide in September, 4 per cent up on the same month in 2005 and the highest
ever figure for September .....
Volkswagen Touareg Range Revised
17th October, 2006
The engine line-up for the Touareg spans a
performance range from 128 kW/400 Nm to 230 kW and 750 Nm of torque .....
VW Golf GTI Receives Driving Fun Award From Popular Mechanics
15th October, 2006
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced last month that
they were among the recipients of Popular Mechanics 2007 Automotive Excellence Awards .....
Volkswagen CrossGolf to debut in Paris
28th September, 2006
Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the
new CrossGolf at the Paris Motor Show. It merges the can-do qualities of a compact SUV with
the versatility of a small MPV .....
VW's New Touareg To Debut in Paris
22nd September, 2006
Sporting a new ‘face’, revised rear styling, updated
interior and seats as well as the Dynaudio sound system as an option, the new Touareg will come
to Australia in early 2007 .....
VW's 2007 Touran To Debut in Paris
22nd September, 2006
Europe's VW Touran is coming with a new look, new
technologies and a new top TSI engine for 2007. The next generation of the bestseller will be
presented at the Paris Motor Show next week .....
Volkswagen Iroc concept car
25th August, 2006
The largest car maker in Europe showed the
reinterpretation of the successful Scirocco idea in a world premiere in Berlin last night – the
Iroc concept .....
VW supply 200 T5s to the UK's AA
22nd August, 2006
The UK’s largest breakdown organisation,
the AA, has strengthened its roadside recovery fleet with an order for 200
Volkswagen Transporters .....
VW Eos Highway 1 Debuts At Pebble Beach
20th August, 2006
The Volkswagen Eos Highway 1 design study
debuted, this weekend, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance .....
Touareg V10 TDI Pushes New Diesel Trend in USA
17th August, 2006
The Touareg V10 TDI, a series production off-road
vehicle, has reached the summit of Pikes Peak at 4,300 metres for the first time in the history
of the legendary "Race to the Clouds" .....
10th August, 2006
The most exclusive cars of Volkswagen Individual
GmbH can be recognised by its own logo starting in the fourth quarter of 2006 .....
IIHS and NHTSA Recognise Volkswagen's Safety
8th August, 2006
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has announced that
the four-door 2006 Rabbit (Golf) has been named a "Top Safety Pick-Silver" by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) .....
Eos was Germany's Top-Selling Convertible in June
2nd August, 2006
The Eos is the top-seller on the German convertible
market. With 1,559 new vehicle registrations in June .....
Volkswagen increases deliveries
30th July, 2006
The Volkswagen Group sold more vehicles,
substantially increased sales revenue and improved earnings in the first six months of 2006 .....
Volkswagen Golf R32 Arrives In Australia
23rd July, 2006
The 184 kW Golf R32 with its individual looks
and standard all-wheel drive represents Volkswagens second venture into the segment of
high-power compact and midrange vehicles .....
Touareg's little brother is called Tiguan
21st July, 2006
Although it is still 2 years away,
Volkswagen has announced that it will call its new compact SUV the Tiguan. Not only
the vehicle, but also the decision on the name is a brave journey into new terrain .....
Volkswagen Joins Clean Energy Partnership
19th July, 2006
Volkswagen has joined the Clean Energy
Partnership. The world’s most versatile hydrogen demonstration project for emission
free mobility .....
Porsche Seeks An Increased Stake In VW
28th June, 2006
Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is intending to acquire a further
3.9 per cent of the ordinary shares of Volkswagen .....
Volkswagen Caddy Life
9th June, 2006
New Caddy Life is the ingenious people mover
built on Volkswagen's acclaimed Caddy platform. Caddy Life can seat up to seven adults
comfortably with ample headroom .....
30th May, 2006
The very word 'Kombi' represents, by perception,
freedom, style, travel adventures and old-fashioned fun with family and friends .....
VW's Golf GTI Edition 30 Study
29th May, 2006
A week ago, Volkswagen introduced the Golf GTI Edition 30, a new study
to mark the 30th anniversary of the GTI at the Golf Record Day in the Veltins Arena in Schalke .....
Volkswagen to supply Porsche Panamera bodies
21st May, 2006
The Volkswagen plant in Hanover will produce the
painted bodies for Porsche’s new “Panamera” sports coupé to be launched in 2009 .....
Volkswagen TSI Claims International Engine Of The Year Award
11th May, 2006
The new engine concept featuring twin-charging with a
supercharger and turbocharger has impressed experts from across the globe: the new 1.4-litre TSI
170 PS engine claimed two accolades at the International Engine of the Year Awards 2006 .....
Production Celebration at Volkswagen Slovakia
8th May, 2006
Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s. in Bratislava has produced
the two hundred fifty thousandth Touareg .....
The 365-Days-a-Year-Cabriolet - VW Eos
6th May, 2006
After more than one million VW convertibles -
Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Golf and New Beetle series - the new Eos takes off to a flying
start this month in Germany .....
Volkswagen Beetle Art
3rd May, 2006
Just in case buyers thought the styling of the New
Beetle and New Beetle Cabriolet wasn’t quite distinctive enough… Volkswagen in the UK has
announced the introduction of a range of decals .....
Passat Number 14,000,000
2nd May, 2006
The 14th million Volkswagen Passat left the
production line in Emden on Thursday 27th April, 2006 .....
Volkswagen at Britain's CV Show
25th April, 2006
A key factor in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles'
success has been the renewal of its van range, which will be completed with arrival of the
Volkswagen's Worldwide Sales Record in Q1
20th April, 2006
The Volkswagen brand achieved worldwide record
sales in the first quarter of 2006. A total of 795,000 vehicles were delivered .....
VW Crafter Makes Its World Debut Next Week
19th April, 2006
This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC,
in England, will see the worldwide public debut of Volkswagen’s latest model, the Crafter .....
The New Passat - Full of Unexpected Pleasures
6th April, 2006
What happens when designers interpret a clear, logical,
intuitively perceivable style with even more power, muscle and passion than ever before can be
seen in the new Passat .....
Eos Is Now Just Months Away
28th March, 2006
Spring is just around the corner for those in the
northern hemishere and so is the new Volkswagen Eos coupe/cabriolet .....
ForMotion Sees An Increase In VW’s Earnings
15th March, 2006
The Volkswagen Group significantly increased its
earnings last year thanks to the ForMotion programme and a comprehensive new model initiative .....
The Passat is Europe’s Number One
14th March, 2006
The Passat has won what is one of Europe’s most
prestigious and important readers’ polls, in which over 40 million readers of 24 European
magazines published by the AutoBild Group took part .....
New Volkswagen Passat At Brisbane Motor Show
3rd March, 2006
The new Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon made their
Australian debut at the Brisbane Motor Show today .....
World Premiere of the Most Economical Polo Ever
27th February, 2006
In Geneva, Volkswagen will present its first series
production vehicle under the BlueMotion banner: the Polo BlueMotion .....
Volkswagen's Compact AWD Concept Vehicle
17th February, 2006
Volkswagen has revealed its latest design
study, the Concept A, a crossover between a sports car and a compact SUV .....
Volkswagen Jetta Arrives In Australia
5th February, 2006
This dynamic new sports sedan is an important
addition to the Volkswagen model range in Australia and will be a significant sales
volume contributor .....
LOOKING BACK - 1946 Volkswagen Beetle
1st February, 2006
Production numbers were tiny by comparison when the
incredible story of Volkswagen’s success began 60 years ago .....
Passat is Germany's Favourite Car
21st January, 2006
It was a clear-cut decision: more than 320,000 votes were counted in
the ADAC (General German Automobile Association) reader's choice awards for the "Gelber Engel 2006" prize. There were
54 models to choose from in the "Cars" category. In the end, the winner was the Volkswagen Passat .....
Passat "Individual" – Enhanced aesthetics edition
12th January, 2006
Europe's Volkswagen Passat "Individual" combines outstanding design and an
exclusive equipment specification. From the outside the special edition already catches the eye with luxury chrome trim and
18-inch alloy wheels .....
Volkswagen GX3 Concept - Car Or Bike?
8th January, 2006
In a world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show, Volkswagen
presented the GX3 – a completely new type of motorcycle. The GX3 was conceived by the Moonraker team and VW’s
Design Centre in California, exclusively with the U.S. in mind .....
Volkswagen 'Minivan' For America
8th January, 2006
DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group and Volkswagen will develop
and produce a new van for the North American market .....
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Volkswagen Back In First Place In Europe
26th December, 2005
Volkswagen is back in first place in Europe. Measured by the number
of new vehicle registrations, the brand has regained first place in 2005 .....
Volkswagen Crafter LCV Coming In 2006
20th December, 2005
Power on four wheels: Powerful and extremely frugal engines
underline this new vehicle's confident character. A full engine range means that the right engine for the job is
always available .....
VW EcoRacer Successfully Finishes First Test
16th December, 2005
Volkswagen's EcoRacer sports car has successfully completed its race
track debut: 34 journalists from 9 countries gave the concept car a thorough test on the racetrack in Pau in the South
of France .....
Volkswagen Dominates "Auto Trophy"
1st December, 2005
This year's "Auto Trophy" produced some remarkable results: Volkswagen
Group products were voted onto the podium 23 times by the readers of "Auto" magazine .....
VW Golf GTI Wins
25th November, 2005
On the back of what has been a very successful period since the launch
in May of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, it has been awarded Australia's Best Car in the category of Best Sports Car Under
German Debut For Volkswagen Race Touareg 2
24th November, 2005
The new Race Touareg 2, with which Volkswagen will compete in the 2006
Dakar Rally, will be unveiled to the public in Germany at the world’s largest exhibition for sports cars and tuning
specialists, the Essen Motor Show .....
50% of Volkswagen Golf Sales TDI (Diesel)
24th November, 2005
For the first time, in the months of September and October,
over 50% of all Golf models retailed were TDI .....
23rd November, 2005
This attractive and progressive Volkswagen has running gear raised
by 15 millimetres, new 17-inch alloy wheels, robust bolt-on parts in a contrasting colour and re-designed bumpers in
off-road style .....
Volkswagen Touareg Experience 360° Back
22nd November, 2005
After travelling 76,451 kilometres, through 26 countries and six continents,
one of the most exciting adventures of our time has come to a close: the Touareg experience 360° – a journey round the world
in the Volkswagen Touareg .....
New Volkswagen Passat Clinches Prestigious Award
17th November, 2005
Upholding the tradition of all its predecessor generations, the new Passat
again takes the honours as winner of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper’s “Goldenes Lenkrad” (golden steering wheel) award .....
Twenty Four Million Golfs
9th November, 2005
The world’s 24 millionth Golf was produced yesterday at Volkswagen
in Wolfsburg. The anniversary model is a 2.0 litre TDI, 103 kW Golf Comfortline in tornado red .....
Volkswagen California and California 4MOTION
7th November, 2005
The Volkswagen California has been synonymous with freedom and leisure since the
late fifties. Many other car manufacturers have tried to copy the original, but none have succeeded in capturing the true
essence of the ‘VW Bus’, nor its derivative, the all inclusive, kitchen sink as standard, Volkswagen Camper .....
Volkswagen Kombi Beach
7th November, 2005
Volkswagen’s new Kombi Beach will strike a familiar note with Volkswagen
enthusiasts. This four-seater, based on Volkswagen’s T5 Multivan, quickly converts to a day-trip or overnight camper .....
Volkswagen Caddy Life + Weekender Package
7th November, 2005
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting
a new concept in leisure travel - the Weekender Package .....
Volkswagen At SEMA 2005
4th November, 2005
Volkswagen of America Inc. has hosted its first display in the 42-year history
of the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) annual exhibition .....
VW Touareg Tow Ball Down Weight Now 350 kg
31st October, 2005
Volkswagen has now increased the tow ball down
weight of the Touareg from 140 kilogrammes to 350 kilogrammes .....
Volkswagen EcoRacer Concept Car
28th October, 2005
Its basic data: average fuel consumption of 3.4 litres per 100 km, a
top speed of 230 km/h. Its name: EcoRacer .....
4MOTION For New Volkswagen Passat
27th October, 2005
The new generation Passat can now be ordered with permanent 4MOTION
four-wheel drive in Europe .....
Volkswagen Multivan Business
26th October, 2005
The Volkswagen Multivan Business, now available to order,
made its Australian debut at Sydney's 2005 Australian International Motor Show .....
Volkswagen's Latest Hot Hatch
21st October, 2005
Volkswagen Group Australia introduces the latest "Hot Hatch" to the
Volkswagen range and confirms that Australia will be the first country in the world to sell the new Polo GTI .....
New Volkswagen Polo
21st October, 2005
The new generation Volkswagen Polo has received a fresh and dynamic re-design,
reflecting a more modern appearance and building upon the Polo’s vivacious and unique shape .....
Volkswagen Wins Grand Challenge 2005
20th October, 2005
Volkswagen won the American Grand Challenge 2005 with a Touareg TDI .....
New VW Jetta Visits Sydney's Motor Show
17th October, 2005
The new Volkswagen Jetta has just been launched in Europe. Jetta is a sporty
but elegant compact sedan and will be a great value proposition, suiting the Australian market
New Volkswagen Beetle Face Lift and TDI
14th October, 2005
The New Beetle receives a subtle re-styling in both the hardtop and the
cabriolet models for summer. In addition New Beetle also receives the option of a TDI (diesel) engine for the first time
The New Volkswagen Caddy Life
14th October, 2005
With up to seven seats and two sliding doors, the Volkswagen Caddy Life opens up
a whole new world of practical and exciting people moving innovation in the compact van class .....
New Volkswagen Polo GTI To Debut In Tokyo
12th October, 2005
VW will introduce the Polo GTI during a world premiere at the Tokyo Motor
Show next week. With 110 kW/150 hp it is the strongest Polo since the series was first introduced 30 years ago .....
Porsche Secures Stake In Volkswagen
11th October, 2005
After already purchasing 10.26 per cent of VW’s common stock, Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has now secured another 8.27 per cent of the common stock of Volkswagen AG .....
Volkswagen's New Compact SUV
27th September, 2005
Volkswagen AG decided on Monday evening to build the new
compact SUV with AUTO 5000 at the Wolfsburg plant .....
Porsche Looking For 20% of Volkswagen
26th September, 2005
Porsche announced yesterday that it would seek to
acquire a share of approximately 20 per cent in the stock capital of Volkswagen
Volkswagen Touareg For 2006 Dakar Rally
21st September, 2005
Two stories here regarding Volkswagen's plans for the 2006 Dakar Rally which
commences on New Years Eve in Portugal
Kombis About To Gather For World Record In Old Bar NSW
16th September, 2005
Volkswagen Kombis old and new will gather in Old Bar (NSW
mid-north coast), on Saturday 1st October 2005, to break a record .....
Volkswagen Eos To Be Launched In 2006
13th September, 2005
Some 18 months after the concept C study made its debut at the
Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen now presents the production version of its new convertible coupé in the form
of the Eos .....
Volkswagen Touareg Finance Offers
5th September, 2005
The Volkswagen Touareg ia available with an outstanding 4.9% finance
rate across all Volkswagen Financial Services lending products .....
30th August, 2005
The name of the new Volkswagen cabriolet-coupé has been chosen: Eos –
goddess of the dawn .....
Volkswagen Golf GT debuts the 'Twincharger'
30th August, 2005
At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting a
ground-breaking innovation in the development of direct injection petrol engines: The world’s first twin-turbocharged
FSI engine – the “Twincharger” .....
2nd August, 2005
A line-up of Volkswagen Beetles and New Beetles rolled through Berlin’s
city centre on Saturday 30th July .....
New Volkswagen Golf Concept Cars
20th July, 2005
Trainees of Volkswagen Coaching GmbH have turned two Golfs into exciting
concept cars. The especially enhanced models boast a range of components from within the Group and have paintwork finishes that
are normally the preserve of Lamborghini .....
Diesel Touareg Wins FIA Rally World Cup
12th July, 2005
The Volkswagen Works Touareg Turbo Diesel (TDI) Race Team have won the
Rallyed'Orient, giving them an unassailable lead in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup .....
Volkswagen's Recycling Commitment Continues
3rd July, 2005
Owning a Volkswagen has always been a wise investment and now, more
than ever, it is also environmentally sound. On 20th June, 2005 in Enns near Linz, Austria, Volkswagen laid the
foundation stone for the first stage of construction of a large scale end-of-life vehicle recycling plant .....
Golf GTI Engine Awarded Engine of the Year
24th June, 2005
Volkswagen's 2.0 FSI Turbo engine, the power behind the Golf GTI,
has been awarded engine of the year in the 1.8 to 2.0 class at the International Engine Of The Year Awards .....
Volkswagen Gives The Beetle A Subtle Restyle
23rd June, 2005
Volkswagen has given the Beetle a face lift. Not too much though, more
subtle touch-up with new lights and light surrounds .....
Brett Lee Chooses Golf GTI
10th June, 2005
The equal fastest bowler in World Cricket today, Brett Lee, now drives
Volkswagen’s hottest and latest offering, the Golf GTI .....
8th June, 2005
As the Prestige Segment of the Australian new vehicle
market becomes increasingly competitive, Volkswagen has responded with pricing initiatives for Passat Sedan
and Wagon, V5 and V6 models effective immediately .....
Volkswagen Passat Wagon
6th June, 2005
The countdown to the European launch of the sixth new Volkswagen this
year is underway: the first Passat wagons will be presented at VW dealerships in Germany, the debut market, on 19th
August, 2005 .....
Volkswagen Touran HyMotion
3rd June, 2005
Volkswagen is presenting the Touran HyMotion with fuel cell drive
system at the World Environment Day taking place from 1st-5th June 2005 in San Francisco (USA) .....
The new Volkswagen Jetta
25th May, 2005
Volkswagen has revived the Jetta, Europe's most successful
car in the USA. Its technical genes are shared with the best-selling German car of all time, the Golf. Its
design is entirely new .....
100 millionth Volkswagen leaves the assembly line
25th May, 2005
The 100 millionth Volkswagen, a Touran 1.9-litre TDI in metallic Reflex
Silver, came off the assembly line in Wolfsburg yesterday, making Volkswagen the first automotive manufacturer in Europe to
reach this production milestone .....
Volkswagen Passat Receives Five Star Rating</font>
24th May, 2005
The new Passat has received five stars for occupant protection in
the Euro NCAP crash test. The new model also obtained four stars for child protection, which is the best achievable
result to date .....
Volkswagen Golf GTI
9th May, 2005
The new GTI arrives with a real blast and it is priced from
just $39,990 (RRP) .....
Europe's New Volkswagen Polo
28th April, 2005
Just in time for its 30th birthday, the Polo has been made more
dynamic and fresher than ever before .....
VW Polo: We Show First Pictures!
15th March, 2005
The new Volkswagen Polo has been unveiled, ahead of its world
debut at the Leipzig Motor Show .....
Volkswagen Responds to Market
VW Golf is Once Again Europe's Top Seller
11th March, 2005
As the competitiveness of the Australian vehicle
market continues to grow, Volkswagen has re-focused on the light, small and medium market segments and responded with
adjusted pricing for Polo, Beetle and Bora .....
9th March, 2005
The Volkswagen Golf is once again the most popular car in Europe .....
Volkswagen Golf Diesel Line-up
6th March, 2005
Volkswagen launched the all-new Golf range with a choice of two
turbo diesel engines, allowing Volkswagen to offer the most affordable diesel passenger vehicle in the Australian
market to date .....
All New Volkswagen Golf GTI
3rd March, 2005
The 'Red Hot' new Volkswagen Golf GTI has made its Australian
debut at the Melbourne Motor Show 2005 after already showing unprecedented sales success in both Europe and
Great Britain .....
VW Touareg Becomes The Altitude World Record Holder
24th February, 2005
Where others fail, the Volkswagen Touareg just keeps going up and up – to
an altitude of 6,080 metres .....
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