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    Volkswagen Amarok: Australian supply improving

    The second-generation Volkswagen Amarok got off to a bit of a slow start, hindered by supply issues, but it’s turning over a new leaf. Volkswagen expects supply issues out of the South African plant to be resolved during the first quarter of 2024. The company sold 1024 Amaroks in October...
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    Every new Volkswagen coming to Australia in 2024 and beyond

    2024 will be a milestone year for Volkswagen in Australia as it finally launches its first electric vehicles (EVs). Four new EVs are due during the year, while Volkswagen has also confirmed the ID.2 electric hatchback for our market – though it has stopped short of announcing specific launch...
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    Volkswagen Amarok recalled

    Volkswagen is recalling its new-generation Amarok due to an issue with the rear driveshaft. “Due to a manufacturing defect, the rear driveshaft bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during production and could become loose and detach,” the company says in its recall notice. “If this...
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    Deals on wheels: Drive-away offers on Volkswagen Amarok

    Volkswagen Australia is offering a range of nationwide drive-away prices and five years of free servicing on select Amarok ute variants until December 31. This discounts come on the back of significant stock incoming of the entry- and mid-spec Amarok Core, Life, and Style variants at...
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    Volkswagen rolling out electric car chargers to dealers

    All Volkswagen Australia dealers will sell, service and charge the brand’s upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) in 2024. Each will have a minimum of one public-facing charge point, which Volkswagen says is its contribution to help accelerate EV charging infrastructure development in Australia...
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    Volkswagen Australia names the next member of its growing SUV family

    The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is one and done, with its successor to wear a different name in Australia. Tayron isn’t a new name, per se, as it’s currently used on a mid-sized two-row crossover for the Chinese market. However, the name is now going global. The new name will replace Tiguan...
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    How Volkswagen will make it easier to buy and own an electric car

    Volkswagen is introducing its first electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia during 2024, and it’s also using these launches to roll out new tools aimed at helping buyers. The ID.4 and ID.5 electric SUVs will go on pre-sale in the first quarter of 2024 ahead of a launch in June or July. The company...
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    Volkswagen locks in launch line-up for electric Kombi revival

    Volkswagen will launch its reborn Kombi – the all-electric ID.Buzz – in Australia as a short-wheelbase five-seat and long-wheelbase seven-seat people mover, plus a short-wheelbase cargo van. The company has confirmed both ID. Buzz models will arrive here in the fourth quarter of 2024 in Pro...
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    Volkswagen confirms budget electric car for Australia

    Volkswagen confirmed earlier this year its ID. 2all concept would make the transition to production wearing a sub-A$40,000 base price in Europe, and now it’s confirmed the upcoming electric hatchback is set to come here. 2024 will be a big year for Volkswagen in Australia as it launches not...
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    VW locks in most car-like Multivan yet for Australia, details line-up

    Volkswagen will launch its next-generation T7 Multivan in Australia in 2024 with two lengths, two trim levels and one engine. The T7 Multivan, which moves to the MQB passenger car architecture, will arrive here in the fourth quarter of 2024. It was revealed all the way back in 2021, with strong...
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    VW Crafter: Tech-heavy update locked in for Australia

    The updated Volkswagen Crafter van and cab-chassis range is coming to Australia at the end of 2024 as a 2025 model. The company hasn’t provided more specific launch timing, and pricing and specifications will be released closer to launch. The Crafter is set to get an expanded safety suite...
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    VW California coming to Australia with everything and the kitchen sink

    The next-generation Volkswagen California is coming to Australia, and will finally offer something customers overseas have enjoyed for some time: a kitchen. Volkswagen Australia confirmed it will launch the next-generation California with a choice of either a five-seat layout, or a four-seat...
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    2024 Volkswagen Touareg R price and specs

    The 2024 Volkswagen Touareg is finally receiving the R treatment Down Under. The Volkswagen Touareg R will be priced from $129,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in March next year, with details of the wider facelifted Touareg line-up to be confirmed. It’s Volkswagen’s first plug-in...
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    Volkswagen “no longer competitive”, says brand boss – report

    Job cuts are planned at the Volkswagen brand as its boss has conceded it’s falling behind rivals. “With many of our pre-existing structures, processes and high costs, we are no longer competitive as the Volkswagen brand,” Volkswagen brand chief Thomas Schäfer said in a staff meeting on Monday...
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    2024 Volkswagen Amarok PanAmericana TDI600 review

    Want to head off-road? Although you could buy a ute and head directly to your nearest aftermarket supplier in search of more capability, carmakers are now going all-out to offer similar functionality from the factory, and with the surety of a full warranty. WATCH: Paul’s video review of the...
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    VW building another more affordable electric car platform – report

    Volkswagen Group China Technology Company (VCTC) has announced it will develop a range of entry-level electric cars priced between ¥140,000 (A$30,400) to ¥170,000 (A$37,000) for the Chinese market. Reuters reports the vehicles will be underpinned by a new platform known as the A Main Platform...
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    2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review

    Want a seven-seat SUV, but not willing to pilot a hulking bus in the city? The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is one of a few Tiguan options. Built on a stretched version of the five-seat Tiguan platform, the Allspace features a bigger boot when the third row is folded flat… and a spare pair of...
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    Higher power? Vatican excommunicating petrol, diesel for electric fleet

    Volkswagen is helping the Vatican City State recharge its environmental goals, with the carmaker supplying it with a new fleet of electric vehicles (EV). The Vatican is pursuing a sustainable future, with the state’s “Ecological Conversion 2030” plan targeting mobility as an avenue to reduce...
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    Volkswagen Amarok recalled

    Volkswagen Australia is recalling 70 examples of its Amarok ute to fix an issue that may cause the front drive shaft to get damaged and break. This recall affects current-generation Volkswagen Amarok models produced in 2023. “Due to a manufacturing defect, the front drive shaft may become...
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    2024 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

    The Volkswagen Polo GTI accounts for almost half of all Polo models sold in Australia. It’s easy to see why, once you’ve driven one. That’s not to say that the regular Polo models aren’t good – just that the Polo GTI verges on outright greatness, with a terrific, charming drive experience...