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Volkswagen Caddy: updated model here now
28th December, 2015
Caddy range is offered with a single engine: a 1.4 litre petrol engine offering 92kW and Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology which includes start/stop technology as well as brake energy recuperation ..... more

Volkswagen Passat: new model released
3rd November, 2015
The eight-generation Passat sets new standards in terms of VW's design, technologies, engines and possibilities ..... more

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack released
25th October, 2015
Alltrack possesses ability to handle both sealed and unsealed roads. This is due to the model’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system featuring the latest generation Haldex coupling ..... more

ACCC Chairman discusses VW and other matters
14th October, 2015
“We are still pressing VW Australia to understand the extent of consumer detriment. For example, without the defeat device, how do the actual emissions compare to the relevant Australian Standard? Further, what will be the impact of the proposed “fix” on the vehicles fuel economy and performance?” ..... more

Volkswagen CEO goes
24th September, 2015
"I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group. As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines" ..... more

Volkswagen & Audi emissions scandal
24th September, 2015
“Using a defeat device in cars to evade clean air standards is illegal and a threat to public health,” said the EPA's Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance ..... more

Volkswagen California continues in T6 guise
23rd August, 2015
Continuing a camper van tradition which spans more than 60 years, the VW California is the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house by a car maker ..... more

VW Golf R "Wolfsburg" edition
22nd July, 2015
The "Wolfsburg" equipment package adds a retail price* premium of $1,750* to the Golf R series model, arriving at a manufacturer's list price* of $56,990*. At $58,990*, the Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition adds an additional $2,000* wagon premium ..... more

Volkswagen Polo GTI returns
21st April, 2015
Boasting new, more aggressive styling and a new 1.8-litre TSI engine producing 141kW, the new Polo GTI returns to the local market with the flair expected of a GTI nameplate ..... more

April Fools Day jokes from UK car companies
6th April, 2015
Tricksters will always try a prank on the morning of 1st April - commonly known as April Fools Day. Would you fall for this year's efforts in the UK? BMW, Nissan, Vauxhall and Volkswagen each tried to 'pull the leg' of the usual suspects! Here at Next Car we have assembled all four efforts on one page ..... read all about it! more

Volkswagen Beetle Concept Cars
6th April, 2015
At the New York Motor Show, which began last week, Volkswagen revealed four new versions of the Beetle: these comprise two coupe and two cabriolet concepts which further extend the line-up ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg updated
27th February, 2015
Simplified range consists of the 150TDI, V6 TDI and V8 TDI R-Line model variants, all with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include: Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive and RNS850 satellite navigation system ..... more

Volkswagen Jetta updated
22nd February, 2015
All models in the revised Jetta range receive an anti-theft alarm system, alloy wheels, cruise control as standard, as well as a leather multi-function steering wheel combined with Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus) ..... more

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Volkswagen Scirocco R returns
30th October, 2014
Externally, Scirocco R’s has been changed with new headlights and tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling. Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console – a 'nod' to the 1974 model ..... more

Volkswagen Tiguan updated
24th October, 2014
VW has updated the Tiguan range with new technology and features and added a more powerful diesel engine model while also delivering a new flagship model. All models come standard with a Rear View Camera ..... more

Volkswagen Tristar Concept Vehicle
16th October, 2014
Its off-road capability combined with flexible transport and storage capacities make the TRISTAR the suitable for various uses ..... more

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label
29th September, 2014
VW looking for big bucks to get into their special edition ute; prices* from $56,990* (manual) and $59,990* (auto) ..... more

Volkswagen Polo updated
19th August, 2014
As in the previous model, Volkswagen is once again offering two equipment levels in the 2014 model year Polo: “Trendline” and “Comfortline” with prices commencing at $16,290* ..... more

VW grab $165.8 million (USD) to set-up for new SUV
15th July, 2014
Originally shown at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, the CrossBlue Concept will be the basis of a new mid-size SUV. The new model will sit in the product range between Tiguan and Touareg ..... more

Volkswagen's new Passat
26th May, 2014
Despite exterior dimensions that are marginally smaller than those of the previous Passat, interior space is improved, with more leg- and head-room, as well as increased luggage space ..... more

Volkswagen's new Golf R released
25th May, 2014
Like the current Golf GTI, the Golf R is powered by further advanced engine design of the four-cylinder EA888 series, which in this latest iteration, receives modifications to enhance power output ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg update revealed
29th April, 2014
The front-end design of the Touareg features larger headlights, a deeper new radiator grille with four instead of two horizontal fins and a reprofiled bumper, all of which lend the Touareg a wider appearance ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance released
28th April, 2014
The GTI line-up is now complemented by a better performing version. Adding to the Golf GTI’s features, the GTI Performance comes with unique visual and technical equipment ..... more

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Volkswagen's new Golf wagon released
21st March, 2014
Each model of the seventh generation Golf hatch (non-performance versions) has been replicated for the Golf Wagon. This includes the new entry model wagon in the 90 TSI ..... more

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Recall: 800,000 Volkswagen Tiguans
15th November, 2013
Although Volkswagen Group Australia are not talking numbers at the present time Next Car can confirm that approximately 800,000 vehicles are affected ..... more

Volkswagen recall 239,000 Amaroks
14th November, 2013
In order to avoid any accidental damage to the fuel lines a chafe protector is being fitted at the affected points as part of a global recall programme ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 arrives
29th October, 2013
With a 162 kW output doubling that of the Golf GTI Mk 1 (81 kW); the new GTI offers increased power, significantly more torque and the fastest acceleration yet in a Golf GTI ..... more

Volkswagen end Kombi production
19th August, 2013
Manufactured in Brazil since 2nd September 1957; Final edition special series featuring two-tone paint and exclusive design features; A limited production run of 600 units ..... more

VW adding Tiguan 2WD DSG to line-up
11th August, 2013
Pricing* for the Tiguan 118TSI front-wheel drive with automatic transmission (DSG) start at $30,990* ..... more

Volkswagen Golf Generation 7
1st July, 2013
Launched ahead of the recent controversy that resulted in Volkswagen recalling over 25,000 vehicles in Australia, the new model VW Golf is the seventh generation of Volkswagen's most popular car ..... more

Volkswagen recall over 25,000 cars
12th June, 2013
Some 25,928 Golf, Jetta, Polo, Passat and Caddy models sold in Australia are subject to a voluntary recall ..... more

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 ..... more

Recall: thousands of VW Transporters
2nd May, 2013
Some 3,524 Volkswagen Transporters are the subject of a recent recall in Australia ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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* ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 ..... more

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* ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

VW Scirocco GTS revealed in Germany
7th June, 2012
It was 30 years ago that the first Scirocco rolled off the production line ..... more

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers
30th March, 2012
Restoring old Volkswagen "Kombis" has become a successful venture for the Hannover-based works restoration team ..... more

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 signature ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Up coming to Australia
30th January, 2012
The tiny Volkswagen Up has been confirmed for an Australian release later in the year ..... more

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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack revealed
23rd November, 2011
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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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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' ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

New VW Beetle production begins
17th July, 2011
Volkswagen began production of the new Beetle in Puebla, Mexico, on Friday 15th July 2011 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 features ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 technology ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Tiguan for 2011
6th February, 2011
The 2011 Tiguan’s world debut will be at the Geneva Motor Show next month ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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"? ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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! ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 line ..... more

‘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 ..... more

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 ..... more

VW CrossPolo released in Europe
21st June, 2010
The CrossPolo is one of numerous European VWs that won't be coming to Australia ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

Volkswagen ahhh
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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Passat CC road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Passat CC

29th March, 2010

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

VW release the Golf wagon
22nd February, 2010
Attaining the best possible acoustic properties on the wagon was a top priority for Volkswagen ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

New Volkswagen Touareg
11th February, 2010
The new Touareg has been unveiled in Germany with the confirmation of a petrol electric hybrid powertrain ..... more

Volkswagen Golf R
26th January, 2010
The flagship Golf R has been launched in Europe ..... more

Volkswagen Eos White Night
11th January, 2010
Volkswagen Individual have released the Eos White Night special edition ..... more

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New Volkswagen Scirocco R
7th December, 2009
Volkswagen has launched it's new hot Scirocco ..... more

Volkswagen Amarok coming to Australia
2nd December, 2009
The German designed, South American manufactured utility will arrive in 2010 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 2010 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Tiguan road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Tiguan

19th July, 2009

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 ..... more

New VW Polo Released In Germany
6th July, 2009
The new Volkswagen Polo was released on the German market last week ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more (copyright image)

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi

26th April, 2009

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" ..... more

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 ..... more

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” ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

New VW Golf: Highest Safety as Standard
18th March, 2009
The Golf received a rating of 97% in the Adult Occupant Protection category ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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Volkswagen Touareg R50 road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Touareg R50

30th December, 2008

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Beetle 10th Anniversary road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Beetle 10th Anniversary

27th October, 2008

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GTI road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Golf GTI

25th September, 2008

VW Utility Coming To Australia
24th September, 2008
A new one-tonne ute has been 'flagged' for Australia and other markets around the world ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg R50 road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Touareg R50

11th September, 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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 transport ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GT Sport road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Golf GT Sport

16th July, 2008

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Tiguan review (copyright image)

Volkswagen Tiguan

2nd June, 2008

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Transporter road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Transporter

7th May, 2008

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GT Sport review (copyright image)

Volkswagen Golf GT Sport

22nd April, 2008

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 ..... more

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’ ..... more

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 International ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy Camper road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Caddy Camper

13th March, 2008

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI road test (copyright image)

ROAD TEST (Germany)
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI

24th February, 2008

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Polo TDI road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Polo TDI

6th February, 2008

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 compromises ..... more

Volkswagen Eos (TDI) road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Eos (TDI)

7th January, 2008

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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 ..... more

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! ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy Life

Volkswagen Caddy Life and Camper

10th December, 2007

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Eos (copyright image)

Volkswagen Eos

19th November, 2007

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” ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Beetle road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Beetle

25th October, 2007

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 GmbH ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ESP ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Passat (copyright image)

Volkswagen Passat

30th August, 2007

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 mass ..... more

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 ..... more

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 June ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI towing test (copyright image)

Tow Test
Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI

24th May, 2007

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 ..... more

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 worldwide ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Jetta driving impressions (copyright image)

Volkswagen Jetta

26th February, 2007

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! ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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Volkswagen Golf R32 road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Golf R32

29th December, 2006

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 Golf ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen LT 35 road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen LT 35

8th November, 2006

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Polo driving impressions

Volkswagen Polo

5th October, 2006

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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" ..... more

Volkswagen 'Individual'
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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf R32 road test (copyright image)

ROAD TEST   (Germany)
Volkswagen Golf R32

14th July, 2006

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Kombi Beach
30th May, 2006
The very word 'Kombi' represents, by perception, freedom, style, travel adventures and old-fashioned fun with family and friends ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Production Celebration at Volkswagen Slovakia
8th May, 2006
Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s. in Bratislava has produced the two hundred fifty thousandth Touareg ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Passat Number 14,000,000
2nd May, 2006
The 14th million Volkswagen Passat left the production line in Emden on Thursday 27th April, 2006 ..... more

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 Crafter ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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The Top Drive of 2005!
Volkswagen Golf GTI

30th December, 2005

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury

13th December, 2005

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 ..... more

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 $57,000 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen CrossPolo
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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy Life + Weekender Package
7th November, 2005
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting a new concept in leisure travel - the Weekender Package ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

4MOTION For New Volkswagen Passat
27th October, 2005
The new generation Passat can now be ordered with permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive in Europe ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Wins Grand Challenge 2005
20th October, 2005
Volkswagen won the American Grand Challenge 2005 with a Touareg TDI ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GTI road test (copyright image)

Volkswagen Golf GTI

12th September, 2005

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Eos
30th August, 2005
The name of the new Volkswagen cabriolet-coupé has been chosen: Eos – goddess of the dawn ..... more

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” ..... more

Berlin's Beetles
2nd August, 2005
A line-up of Volkswagen Beetles and New Beetles rolled through Berlin’s city centre on Saturday 30th July ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Passat Opportunity
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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf GTI
9th May, 2005
The new GTI arrives with a real blast and it is priced from just $39,990 (RRP) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Responds to Market
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 ..... more

VW Golf is Once Again Europe's Top Seller
9th March, 2005
The Volkswagen Golf is once again the most popular car in Europe ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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