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2014 Volkswagen Golf R revealed – with 221kW

Volkswagen has revealed the 2014 Golf R following a teaser photo yesterday. The car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The range-topping Golf is motivated by the latest-generation 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine shared with the Golf GTI, but tweaked to deliver 221kW (300HP) and …

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2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 Review

How do you improve on a car that already sets the benchmark for others to follow? Load it with even more features and enhance its dynamics, safety and fuel efficiency without costing any more. Welcome to the all-new 2013 Volkswagen Golf 7. As more and more Australians are deserting large …

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Volkswagen up! bagged with Porsche bits

Bagging is big business in the tuning scene, especially in tuning-crazy Japan, and increasing, the Middle East. Although not really my cup of tea, enthusiasts bag everything from the smallest kei cars to a Lexus LS limousine. For those who are uninitiated, bagging involves swapping the car’s stock suspensions with …

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Front-drive Volkswagen Tiguan 118TSI now available with 6-speed DSG

The previously manual only entry-level front-wheel drive Volkswagen Tiguan is now available with a 6-speed DSG. Priced from $30,990 plus on-road costs, the Tiguan 118TSI DSG is also equipped with BlueMotion Technologies such as engine Start/Stop and Brake energy recuperation as standard. Thanks to these fuel saving tech, the medium …

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Photos by: Dario Duno The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the brand’s oldest models. The original was launched in 1938 and has since sold more than 22 million units worldwide. It was “the people’s car” – simple, affordable and dynamically robust. Unlike its humble forebear, the latest generation Volkswagen Beetle …

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC set for Sept debut

Volkswagen has just released a large number of photos of the street going Polo R WRC Limited Edition. Made to meet FIA’s requirements for homologation of the Polo WRC rally car, Volkswagen will build 2,500 units that are scheduled for delivery for September 2013. Apart from the rally decals and …

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Mk7 Volkswagen Golf Wagon detailed

Volkswagen has released full details of the Golf 7-based Volkswagen Golf Wagon which will go on sale in Europe soon. Like the rest of the new Golf range, the Golf wagon is built on Volkswagen’s latest modular transverse matrix platform (MQB). It is up to 105kg lighter than the outgoing …

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Volkswagen issues recall for 25,000 cars in Australia

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 25,928 vehicles sold in Australia fitted with 7-speed DSG gearbox (DQ200). The vehicles affected include Golf, Jetta, Polo, Passat and Caddy and were produced between June 2008 and September 2011. The recall came after a string of mechanical faults that plagued the German car …

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI Review

Since the first Volkswagen Touareg was introduced in 2003, it has built up a reputation as an all-rounded SUV with proper off-road capability while retaining good road manners. It does all this without the boxy shape so common of other full size offroaders at this price range. Building on this …

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Opel gets ‘unfortunately horny’ at 2013 Wörthersee

Volkswagen has been attending the annual Wörthersee meeting for 15 years and it appears that rival German manufacturer, Opel has made it a habit to crash the party. This year, they managed to steal Volkswagen’s thunder with their “unfortunately horny” guerrilla action campaign. Opel hosted a fireworks display at the …

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