Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf GTI and R manual killed – for good

The original hot hatch to go without a manual transmission in future Volkswagen Australia has sensationally consigned the manual gearbox to history in its performance

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive review

Navigating GT territory requires a very precise map. Historically, we’ve seen the GTA, GTB, GTC, GTD, GTE, GTI, GTO, GTR, and GTS nameplates on the

New Lexus RX L & Volkswagen Touareg vs Audi Q7 Comparison

Not much can beat a luxury SUV for versatility. But can anything beat the class-leading Audi Q7? Newcomers from Lexus and Volkswagen are here to

Ford Ranger Raptor v Toyota HiLux Rugged X v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580 comparison

Three different ways to spend a small fortune for a head-turning ute Australians have always been fond of turning utes into status symbols – once

2019 Volkswagen Golf range: Full pricing and specs

Updated version of German car-maker’s most popular model now in showrooms Volkswagen Group Australia has announced full pricing and specifications for its upgraded 2019 VW

2018 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium review

I won’t blame you if you’ve forgotten about the Volkswagen Passat. After all, the current-generation Passat has been mostly stagnant since its introduction in 2012, with

Medium SUV 2018 Comparison

Does the recently updated Hyundai Tucson have what it takes to reassert itself in the medium SUV segment? Flagships ahoy The Hyundai Tucson is one

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison

The medium-SUV segment is now, along with dual-cabs, the ‘real Australia’ battleground for buyers down under. A well-worn cliché, sure (‘real Australia’ I mean), but

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

Hyundai Santa Fe v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-8 v Peugeot 5008 v Skoda Kodiaq v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace: Six circa-$60,000 premium seven-seat SUVs compared

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport Comparison

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car

Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 to open under $50K

Back-to-basics German V6 4×4 pick-up will be a price shocker for Benz, Ford and Toyota The entry price of the popular Volkswagen Amarok V6 ute

New Ford Fiesta ST vs new Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

Is the Ford Fiesta ST still the affordable hot hatch to beat? This new one is here to prove that it is – but first

Top-10 tow vehicles for 2018

A big job needs a big hauler, so here’s our nominations for the year’s 10 best towers Headline towing numbers might look good in flash

2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th

The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

Tesla may have had the early bird advantage in electric cars, but while increasing competition from vehicles like the new 2019 Audi e-tron may give

2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Editor’s note: the video above focuses largely on the track prowess of these three cars, while this written review will stick to their performance on the

Kia Ceed review: The gramatically correct family hatchback

The grammar police can stand down. The third-generation of Kia’s family hatch is now officially called Ceed (rather than cee’d). The original spelling was always

2019 Kia Proceed FIRST DRIVE review – price, specs and release date

The Kia Proceed is a svelte shooting brake which sits halfway between the regular Ceed hatchback and the Sportswagon estate – we’ve been for an

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline v Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo

The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak 2018 Review

The burr under Volkswagen’s saddle has always been its failure to conquer America. That’s what drove it towards Dieselgate, it’s what pushed it to build

2018 Nissan Leaf Versus 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Head to Head In-Depth

This is the battle between two of the cheapest electric vehicles you can buy today. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is all-new. It is a huge

New Lexus RX L & Volkswagen Touareg vs Audi Q7 Comparison

Not much can beat a luxury SUV for versatility. But can anything beat the class-leading Audi Q7? Newcomers from Lexus and Volkswagen are here to

Volkswagen Polo range updated

Beats special and GTI added to German light hatch range as digital dashboard and R Line visuals join options list Volkswagen Australia has announced a

If Audi’s PB18 is the future of sports EVs – count me in

Still, none have gone quite as far as the PB18. Audi’s goal, the company explained to us, was fairly straightforward. The coupe had to be

New Seat Arona vs used Seat Ateca: which is best?

Both of these Spanish SUVs are great buys – but for the same cash, does a brand new Seat Arona or a used Seat Ateca

2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that

2018 SsangYong Tivoli XLV Ultimate Review

Feature-packed, budget-priced seven-seat crossover ticks lots of boxes, but misses a few too What we liked: • Interior space • Equipment levels • Quiet cabin

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder LP610-4 Review

Raging Bull’s latest drop-top is an exhilarating drive – regardless of speed What we liked: • Atmo V10 • Sensory overload • Performance/comfort balance Not

2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport and ZR hybrid Review

Does the biggest, sexiest, safest and most dynamic Corolla ever justify its price hikes? What we liked: • Standard safety equipment • Comfort and refinement

How to spec a Nissan Leaf

Our guide to Nissan’s electric car covers which trim level to choose, which option boxes to tick and how much you should pay for it