Volkswagen

2019 World Car of the Year finalists announced

Feb 07, 2019

The 2019 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, as judges narrow down on the best cars of the year before the final crowns are handed out during the New York auto show...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi best-selling carmaker in 2018

Jan 31, 2019

The three-brand alliance managed to sell 10.76 million vehicles in 2018, which is more than any other car manufacturer or auto group in the passenger vehicle sector. This is the second year running the group...

Volkswagen sells thousands of illegal vehicles, issues recall – report

Dec 13, 2018

Volkswagen is in strife again for taking part in illegal activity. This time it seems the company may have sold up to around 17,000 pre-production vehicles to customers which were not approved by authorities for...

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car available to order

Sep 06, 2018

Interested in getting the sport of rallying? Volkswagen has commenced taking orders of its new Polo GTI R5 rally car, which builds on from the motorsport pedigree of the Polo R WRC car. The Polo...

Volkswagen to fire more staff following dieselgate scandal – report

Aug 24, 2018

Volkswagen is preparing to cull a number of high-level employees as it recovers from the dieselgate scandal, according to reports. German press Handelsblatt and Bild am Sonntag are reporting the Volkswagen Group is planning on...

VW may recall 124,000 cars due to harmful materials

Aug 14, 2018

Volkswagen may be looking at another raft of recalls of its electric vehicles after cadmium – a carcinogenic metal – has been found in over 120,000 of its electric and hybrid vehicles, according to reports....

Volkswagen Golf Mk2 sets DSG AWD world record 1/4 mile (video)

Jul 05, 2018

What’s the quickest Volkswagen DSG-equipped AWD car in the world? You might not have expected it to be a Mk2 Golf, but this is it, apparently. It has just run the quarter mile in an...

Ford & Volkswagen announce strategic alliance

Jun 20, 2018

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG have announced they have signed into a Memorandum of Understanding agreement that will see the two pair up to strengthen each other. The two companies are “exploring potential projects...

Audi boss Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany; dieselgate

Jun 18, 2018

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested by the Munich prosecutor’s office in Germany, to prevent a potential suppressing of evidence relating to the massive Volkswagen Group dieselgate scandal. Professor Stadler was arrested at his...

2018 VW Polo recalled in Australia, potentially dodgy seat belt

May 17, 2018

Volkswagen Australia has announced a safety-related recall for the 2018 Polo, involving the rear seat belt for the centre seat which could unintentionally release without warning. What could be seen as a sign of poor...

Top 10 best SUVs coming to Australia in 2018-2019

Apr 02, 2018

It’s no secret SUVs are the car style of the decade, with sales of the adventure-inspiring vehicles climbing relentlessly to the point where they are overtaking regular passenger cars. For those in the market, we’ve...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg unveiled, gets 310kW V8 diesel

Mar 24, 2018

This is it. The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Touareg large SUV. It makes its debut in Beijing following a long teaser campaign. Volkswagen selected China for the debut as it is its largest market. The new...

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