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Volkswagen Golf 8th Generation

2020 Volkswagen Golf Here Next Year

2020 Volkswagen Golf – First Pictures From the US, Autoweek.Com provides some of the earliest high-quality pictures of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf. Arguably due to go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2020, this is the 8th iteration of the VW Golf and arguably the best so

Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon : A new era of style and innovation

Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in with the press releases from Volkswagen Group Australia on the replacement for the Volkswagen CC – Volkswagen Arteon. Whilst a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 to 2015, the Volkswagen Passat CC, and then the Volkswagen CC was the standout luxury passenger vehicle in

Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

Make no mistake. Every German company wants to conquer the world in every facet of their business. Pre-dieselgate, Volkswagen was convinced that they’d be the number one manufacturer of automobiles. They saw the need to tamper with the emissions on a range of their cars and this was no small

Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda settle class action over emissions scandal.

I’ve been monitoring the class action against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda since inception in 2015. Managing Director of VW, Michael Bartsch, must be biting his lip, but the settlement comes “without an admission of liability from the car manufacturers. Follows is the report by Hannah Wootton of the Australian Financial

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review – Why Should You Buy?

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review – Why Should You Buy?

From 2008 until selling my dealerships in 2015, I was a Volkswagen dealer based at Redcliffe, just north of Brisbane. And it was a special time – I was a bit hesitant taking on the franchise, hearing all sorts of problems that Australian dealers had with the German senior management

Volkswagen previews I.D. Vizzion at Geneva – Scoop

Greetings from Bob Aldons, The Car Guy. Manufacturers allow their research and development departments to ‘play’ with designs that may be released in the years to come. Volkswagen is no different, however, prototypes that make their way to motor shows such as the upcoming one in Geneva are so much

Volkswagen Golf GTI


The Volkswagen Golf has always been fun to drive — now the interior’s fun, too Before I comment on this report, I want to get something off my chest. I read a report on GoAuto News Premium last night about comments that Volkswagen Australia CEO Michael Bartsch had to say

Golf GTI Original

Golf GTI : The Original and The Best – In Their Own Words

THE most affordable Golf GTI of this decade can be ordered as of this week from your Volkswagen dealer. Greetings from Queensland. When I was invited to be a Volkswagen dealer back in 2008, one of the first cars I had my backside into was a Golf GTI – a

2017 Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition

In Their Own Words – VW Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg

Volkswagen release new Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg VW’s Wolfsburg editions have been very popular and profitable for Volkswagen dealers. The first one, Golf Wolfsburg, was on my shopping list when I left Northstar Volkswagen in late 2015. Unfortunately, the new owner wasn’t prepared to sell me one at cost and I


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