30 Aug 2022

New VW Golf R breaks model’s record

VW’s new Golf R is the fastest Golf to ever race around the Nurburgring. The new special edition Golf R has recorded a 7:47.31 Nurburgring lap time which beats the standard Golf R by four seconds. The special edition model has more power, however, and a more aggressive drivetrain configuration

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06 Jun 2022

Volkswagen ID Buzz RHD price surpasses $100k

Volkswagen’s retro-styled, all-electric ID Buzz is priced around $100,000 to $110,000 in its first right-hand drive market. Volkswagen ID Buzz customers can expect to pay from £57,115 (AUD$98,900) to get their hands on a right-hand drive version of VW’s funky electric minivan when sales begin in the UK this July.

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21 Apr 2022

VW and Jayco launch the Crafter Kampervan

  Aussie travelers have a new campervan option called the Crafter Kampervan, produced by a local partnership and available in July. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has teamed up with Jayco to create a campervan based on the VW Crafter van. The Crafter Kampervan is a large campervan that sits above the Caddy

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25 Feb 2022

VW Amarok ute will launch this year with tough new look

Volkswagen’s Ford Ranger competitor will be available for sales towards the end. The new Volkswagen Amarok based on the new-generation Ford Ranger will launch this year. Australia has not yet confirmed this local timing but the brand says it will launch ‘globally’ this year. Anticipiating its new ute reveal, the

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19 Jan 2022

2022 Volkswagen Amarok teased again ahead of reveal

Next-gen Volkswagen Amarok ute teased again ahead of its official unveil. Volkswagen will launch its new dual-cab ute which will share underpinnings with the new 2022 Ford Ranger. The latest teaser shows Amarok’s rear three-quarters complete with cargo loaded. It follows the company’s previous teaser, which showed the Amarok engaging

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15 Nov 2021

Volkswagen’s $125m fine appeal dismissed

  VW’s appeal to reduce Australia’s largest-ever fine has been dismissed by the High Court. Volkswagen has been told by the High Court of Australia that it must pay the country’s highest penalty ever for making false representations about compliance with Australia’s diesel emissions standards and there will be no

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11 Aug 2021

VW ID 5 official reveal will be at Munich show

Volkswagen’s new ID 5 will make its debut at the German motor show next month. VW’s latest fully electric vehicle, the ID 5, will make a splash at Germany’s new Munich Motor Show, the replacement for the traditional Frankfurt version, The GTX high-performance model will be rolled out on stage

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22 Apr 2021

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Upgraded

More standard tech, new design elements and increased pricing define mid-life upgrade. Volkswagen’s upgraded Tiguan SUV has arrived in Australia in 110TSI form, with upgraded 162TSI, 132TSI and 147TDI engine variants to follow soon. When it was announced in February, Volkswagen Australia described the upcoming Tiguan as a major upgrade,

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26 Mar 2021

Volkswagen teases next-gen Amarok ute

Anticipation ramps up for new Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger utes. Volkswagen’s next-generation ute will arrive on the same platform as the next-generation Ford Ranger ute, and the German brand has shown us a teaser of what to expect. Following on from the now over-ten-years-old Amarok still on sale, the

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14 Jan 2021

2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Review

Our independent 2020 VW T-Roc review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Volkswagen’s new T-Roc is a great addition to the small SUV crowd. It’s compact yet spacious where it counts, and of course, there’s a lot of contemporary styling to stand out. But

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01 Dec 2020

VW Amarok W580 via Walkinshaw priced from $72k

Volkswagen Amarok via tuning specialist Walkinshaw, the W580, priced from $71,990. Walkinshaw and Volkswagen’s locally-developed GT-Style ute, the Amarok W580, will be one of the most expensive utes on the market. Priced from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580, the price soar to $79,990 for the W580S. Available to

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2021 Ford Ranger rendering
11 Jun 2020

Next-gen V6 Ford Ranger on target to launch next year

New Ford Ranger with V6 turbo diesel and its VW Amarok sibling are getting closer to launch date. Ford’s next-generation Ranger ute is likely to launch next year following news from VW that it’s new Amarok – based on the new Ford Ranger ute – will be “for sale by

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26 May 2020

Twin-turbo V8 Volkswagen Touareg confirmed for Australia

VW’s flagship Touareg V8 TDI has been confirmed for Australia. VW will fire its range-topping Touareg V8 TDI into the Australian market later this year with the arrival of its most powerful SUV ever. The new Touareg V8 TDI, built on the third-generation Touareg platform, surpasses the output of even

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15 May 2020

VW Amarok 580S limited edition ute is here

Powerful grunt and some extra gear underpin the Amarok 580S ute. Volkswagen Australia has announced another limited edition Amarok model for our market.  The Amarok 580S will sit between the Highline and Ultimate models on the showrooms floor, priced at $70,990 plus on-road costs. Just 200 units will be available

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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