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Ford says next Ranger will have the upper-hand over the VW Amarok

Ford claims its next-generation Ranger will have an ‘advantage’ over the new Volkswagen Amarok which will share its T7 platform. According to Ford Australia President, Andrew Birkic, the Ranger has “a head start over them [Volkswagen]. We have a really strong history and we have a really strong global play …

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Oettinger releases bodykit for Volkswagen Mk8 Golf

Official Volkswagen tuning partner, Oettinger has released its bodykit for the Mk8 Golf. Sticking with tradition, the add-on parts are relatively discreet and can be ordered individually to enhance the Mk8 Golf’s presence. Up front, there’s a new front apron which not only makes the popular hatch look sportier, but …

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2021 VW Tiguan R debuts with 235kW of hot SUV goodness

The hot VW Tiguan R has made its debut as a new addition to the range as part of the crossover’s mid-life facelift. Yet to be confirmed for Australia, the flagship Tiguan R features a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque. Similar …

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VW Mk7 Golf GTI TCR dialed up to 246kW

The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR might be the last hurrah for the venerable model before the new one lobs in but that doesn’t stop German tuners, Maxi-Tuner and Dronia Sportwagen from teaming up to squeeze even more style and power from the hot hatch. Set to arrive in Australia …

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2021 Volkswagen Arteon unwrapped with Shooting Brake model

Volkswagen has taken the big wraps off its facelifted 2021 VW Arteon along with its all-new Arteon Shooting Brake sibling. Besides a brand new Shooting Brake variant, the mid-life update brings the usual accoutrement of modifications, including a front fascia featuring a new LED light strip that visually connects the …

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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR spotted testing at the Nurburgring

The most potent Volkswagen Golf GTI ever is inching closer to production. Seen here pounding the Nurburgring test track in Germany, the next-generation Golf GTI TCR had not a shred of camouflage on, suggesting this is the pre-production model. The Golf GTI TCR is the road-going version of the World …

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Volkswagen: Twin-turbo V8 Touareg R-Line confirmed for Australia

The most powerful Volkswagen Touareg is confirmed for Australia in the 4th quarter of this year, packing a 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine with 310kW and an impressive 900Nm of torque. Connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and constantly adjusting all-wheel drive system, the Touareg V8 TDI R-Line is capable of …

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Limited-run Volkswagen Amarok V6 580S arrives

Previously teased in March, Volkswagen’s most kitted-out Amarok yet, the limited-run Amarok V6 580S, will go on sale in June priced from $70,990 plus on-road costs. Volkswagen Australia will launch the highly specified Amarok V6 580S next month across its national dealer network and online, offering new special features and …

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Video: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R pounds the Nürburgring

Earlier this year we got to see spy photos of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R winter testing in the wild almost fully undisguised, but there’s only that much excitement from static photos. Now a new video has captured the hot hatch pounding hard on the Nurburgring. Watch the video after …

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Is this the 2022 Volkswagen Scirocco?

One of the sexiest cars to have come from Volkswagen, the Scirocco last rolled off the production line in 2016 and it was greatly missed, to say the least. While there has been no news about a new model, there’s no stopping the creativity of the internet from giving us …

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This outlandish widebody VW Golf GTI will soon become a reality

This insane virtual Volkswagen Golf GTI could soon morph into a real-life machine, thanks to JP Performance and Prior Design. While it might have started life as a rendering by Khyzyl Saleem, who introduced it to the world via his Facebook page a few months ago, the designer has just …

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Mountune turns VW Mk7 Golf GTI into 283kW hyper-hatch

While the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is on its way to European showrooms, Mountune52 has taken the Mk7-generation into hyper-hatch sphere with its Stage 2+ upgrade package. For £2,099 (A$4,193), the new kit will boost the GTI’s 2.0-litre TSI output to a healthy 283kW and stout 510Nm of torque, or …

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2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf gets first customisation job from ABT

ABT Sportsline has given the new-generation 2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf its first customisation job, just three months after the German hatch hit the market in Europe. The car now boasts a revised stance, thanks to suspension springs that drop its body by 25-30mm, depending on spec and engine. The new …

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Fastest GTI ever: Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR price and specification

The fastest Volkswagen Golf GTI to date will arrive in Australian showrooms in July priced from $51,490 plus on-road costs. Celebrating Volkswagen’s success in Touring Car Racing, the Golf GTI TCR is the latest in the line of GTI special editions that began with the GTI Pirelli (Mark 5), through …

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