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Oettinger Volkswagen Golf 400R as new Australian Police car?

With the demise of the locally built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon sedans, the Australian Police Force have been hunting for a successor to replace their V8-powered Commodore and Falcon pursuit vehicles. Well, it seems the local boys in blue can draw some ideas from their German counterparts. On display at this year’s Essen …

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Volkswagen adds Tiguan Sportline 162TSI to its line up

Volkswagen Australia has added a “sportier” version of the 162TSI Tiguan to its midsize SUV offering. The Tiguan 162TSI Sportline will sit below the 162TSI Highline and R-Line in the Tiguan line up. The Sportline offers several unique, sporty touches to the Tiguan’s exterior and interior design, but at a …

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Track-only Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR facelifted for 2018 season

Volkswagen has given its championship-winning Golf GTI TCR a facelift for the 2018 racing season to bring the racer closer to the production model. Available only for racing, the front end of the racecar has been reworked to resemble the Golf GTI in the showroom, increasing the emphasis on the …

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Volkswagen Arteon dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

The Volkswagen Arteon is the new luxury flagship of German car maker’s passenger car line-up. It comes packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 206kW between 5700-6500rpm and 350Nm from 1800-5600rpm. Already equipped with an R-Line body kit, and 19-inch wheels, the range topping Arteon R-Line already looks sleek and imposing straight out of …

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Insane 625kW Volkswagen Mk6 Golf R devours supercar for lunch!

Behold the Volkswagen Golf with more power than a Lamborghini Aventador S! Caught at the Race 1000 event in Germany recently, the heavily tuned Mk6 Golf R is said to pack 625kW, 81kW more than the fearsome Aventador S. To produce the monstrous punch, the humble hatchback has reportedly swapped …

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Preview: 199kW Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 goes rally

Volkswagen has given us a first glimpse of its 199kW Polo GTI R5 which is set to hit the rally circuit in the second half of 2018. “With the Polo GTI R5 we are hoping to transfer our expertise from four WRC titles to customer racing successfully, and offer a …

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Volkswagen launches Arteon R-Line flagship in Australia

Volkswagen Australia has launched its stylish new Arteon in Australia, available in as single, high-specification 206TSI R-Line that promises a level of technology usually seen in prestige brands, including a Head-up Display said to be a first for Volkswagen. “Democratising German technology is the key to fulfilling our target of …

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Three-door Volkswagen Golf GTI Original returns

The most affordable Volkswagen Golf GTI of this decade is set to hit showrooms across Australia in January next year, with order books for the hot hatch icon now officially open. Responding to demand for a variant with three doors and minimal embellishment, the Golf GTI Original arrives in January 2018 priced …

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ABT churns out 250kW Volkswagen Arteon “R”

After for a Volkswagen Arteon R? Look no further as long time Volkswagen cars tuner, ABT has taken the wraps off their tuned Arteon pumping out a potent 250kW and 420Nm of torque. Based on the 206kW all-wheel drive Arteon 2.0 TSI, the tuner managed to wring out an extra 44kW …

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Custom-built Volkswagen Amarok V6 leaps Golf GTI at WTAC

Volkswagen Australia’s top tier apprentices ran a customised V6 Amarok ute at the past weekend’s World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek raceway, during which it recorded a lap time of under 2 minutes, beating the 1:59sec challenge set by the Golf GTI hot hatch. Assembled in Volkswagen’s Australian headquarters …

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Farewell: Volkswagen kills slow-selling Scirocco from line up

Volkswagen has quietly killed off its slow-selling Scirocco from the company’s global line up. Introduced back in 2008, the Scirocco has been one of Volkswagen’s more stylish models. Available overseas with an assortment of engines and variants, the Scirocco was only offered as a range-topping R in Australia with a …

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Volkswagen hot hatch onslaught – cut price Golf R Grid Edition launched

Volkswagen’s hot hatch onslaught continues in Australia, with the company launching the cut price Golf R Grid Edition. Available in December, the model is unique to Australia with its name and badge coined internally at Volkswagen Australia. Priced from $47,490 for the manual hatchback, $49,990 with DSG and $51,990 for …

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