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Report: Next Volkswagen Beetle to be a four-door EV

Volkswagen is reportedly contemplating turning the next-generation Beetle into a pure electric, four-door model in its quest to broaden its EV range. If green light, the model would sit on Volkswagen Group’s flexible MEB electric vehicle architecture that is set to debut under the I.D. EV hatchback next year. VW …

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Performance Edition to be standard fare on 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI will come as standard with the Performance upgrade previously only specified for the GTI Performance Edition. Having stated its intent to release a GTI Performance Edition 2 in the third quarter of this year to follow 2017’s sold out first edition, Volkswagen has instead made …

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Oettinger upstages Volkswagen GTI TCR with TCR Germany Street

While the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is stealing the headlines at the Wörthersee 2018, elsewhere, longtime VW tuner, Oettinger has wheeled out something that will make the TCR look tame. Dubbed the TCR Germany Street, the car packs more punch and attitude than the GTI TCR, with its turbocharged 2.0-litre …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept is the fastest Golf GTI ever

Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTI TCR Concept ahead of its debut at this year’s GTI Meeting at Wörthersee from May 9-12. The Golf GTI TCR Concept, which has a top speed of 164 mph (264km/h) and is almost ready for production. The special edition is a roadgoing version of …

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Volkswagen unveils aggressive Golf concepts for Wörthersee

As per tradition, a group of young Volkswagen apprentices have created two exclusive Golf concepts for the annual Wörthersee meeting in Australia. The first concept, dubbed the Golf GTI Next Level, see the talented technicians dial up a three-door Golf GTI’s styling to the… next level, courtesy of an aggressive …

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This ABT-tuned Volkswagen Beetle is almost worthy of a GTI badge

It isn’t often a tuner shows an interest in the Volkswagen Beetle but that’s exactly what Volkswagen/Audi tuner, ABT has done by turning this Beetle into something worthy of a GTI badge. The tuned Beetle pumps out a stout 213kW and 430Nm of torque from its 2.0- litre TSI engine, …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR to get road going version with 264km/h

  Volkswagen has released a teaser image and some juicy details of what will be the fastest Golf GTI ever to hit our roads, capable of hitting 264km/h. Set to debut at the annual GTI meeting at Wörthersee on May 9, the road going version of the Golf GTI TCR …

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Volkswagen R brand to expand and get more extreme

The Volkswagen ‘R’ brand is about to get more extreme than ever before, with the horsepower war getting serious with high-performance from rival brands breaching the 300kW mark. The German brand admitted that its current performance models – the GTI and R – have been trailing rivals with significant power …

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Volkswagen Polo Beats out 300 Killer Watts

Volkswagen’s new ‘volume’ car, the Polo 6 beats with its bespoke 300 watt sound system, arrives in showrooms this August priced from $22,490 plus on-road costs. “The new Polo 6 transcends the so-called ‘city’ or ‘light car’ class, so the ante for the Polo beats has been upped considerably,” Volkswagen …

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Memminger Roadster 2.7 is a 157kW mid-engine Beetle

The demise of the current-generation Volkswagen Beetle may have brought a few tears to fashionistas and hairdressers alike, but it is the original air-cooled, rear-engined Beetle that still tucks at the heartstrings of purists. Hearing their prayers, Memminger has produced what is arguably a Beetle that is even better than …

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Volkswagen unveils Atlas Tanoak concept – next Amarok?

Volkswagen has presented its all-wheel drive Atlas Tanoak concept pickup truck at the 2018 New York Motor Show, which could preview the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok. Based the Atlas SUV in the US and sitting on a stretched version of the modular transverse matrix (MQB) which underpins a raft of Volkswagen …

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2019 Volkswagen Touareg bows in – most advanced VW yet

After a prolonged teaser campaign, the most technologically advanced Volkswagen Touareg has bowed in, replete with a 15-inch touchscreen. Volkswagen has pushed the 2019 model even further upmarket, nipping at the heels of premium SUVs. Based on Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform which already serves the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne …

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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI lands in August from $30,990

Volkswagen Australia has announced the pricing and specification of its six-generation Polo GTI, which is set to go on sale locally in August. Priced from $30,990, the Polo 6 GTI puts out 147kW/320Nm from its new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine – the same power as the Mark V Golf GTI …

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Confirmed: Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible coming in 2020

Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch a convertible version of the Volkswagen T-Roc (below) in the first half of 2020, making it the 3rd SUV convertible on the market after the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, along with the ill-fated Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Volkswagen said it will invest over €80 million …

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