Mad Max-inspired,one-of a kind shell for the new V6 Amarok Concept car nicknamed ‘Korama’ test-driven by several off-road and motorsport experts as part of a blind test drive Sydney: After a week of consternation and hypotheses following a series of leaked images online, the ‘wolf in another wolf’s clothing’, the top secret concept car … Continue reading Yep, it’s a Volkswagen: Mad Max-styled concept revealed as Amarok V6 in disguise
“The Handsome won” snatches last-gasp success in Poland: Mikkelsen/Jæger win in the rain Volkswagen leads Manufacturer, Driver and Co-Driver World Championships at halfway point Wolfsburg (03 July 2016). Thrilling right down to the wire, with fortune favouring the brave: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) produced an outstanding display in Poland to take their second victory … Continue reading An extra portion of courage: Mikkelsen claims second WRC win in Poland, Ogier and Volkswagen lead championship at halfway point
Canberra – When Jim Smith, aerodynamicist, bought his Volkswagen Kombi in May 1988 in England for roughly 800 British pounds, he just wanted a camper for inexpensive family holidays with his wife and two daughters. Now, after nearly 28 years, and a move Down Under, his Kombi is a treasured and indispensable part of … Continue reading From ’67 to now: The enduring appeal of a Volkswagen van
American online magazines Engadget and SlashGear acclaim fully networked zero-emission microbus Wolfsburg / Las Vegas (USA), January 2016 – Innovative and avant-garde – that was the impression created by the BUDD-e at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas. Just a few days later, the zero- emission concept car unveiled by Volkswagen has been … Continue reading First awards for the trendsetting BUDD-e
Volkswagen making good progress with its investigation, technical solutions, and Group realignment Initial results of the emissions investigation available Approximately 450 external and internal experts involved in the investigations 100 terabytes of data secured – equivalent to information in approximately 50 million books Volkswagen will have future emissions tests evaluated independently Technical solutions for customers … Continue reading Statement from Volkswagen on emissions investigation
Next step in solving the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe Minor hardware measures for the 1.6 TDI engines 2.0 TDI engines only need a software update Target: no adverse effects on fuel consumption and performance Wolfsburg, November 25, 2015 – The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen … Continue reading Technical measures for the EA 189 diesel engines affected presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority
Very collectible ‘21-window’ VW Samba Australian-built original right hand drive 1970 VW T2 Microbus. Two more classic Volkswagen Type 2 Kombis will cross the block at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21, responding to growing collector interest in VW’s most utilitarian commercial vehicles. Once the preserve of hippies and surfies looking for … Continue reading More ‘Kombis’ face the gavel at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction
It’s been a while since we drove the VW Scirocco but it has always been a favourite. We liked its looks and the way it drove all the while forgiving the foibles like dreadful rear view and limited rear legroom. But frankly who cares about what is going on in the back seat if you’re … Continue reading Sexy Scirocco: Still a work of art
This fabulous VW Kombi is so long it has stretch marks. We were jumping with glee to see this fab limo at a wedding we got sloshed at recently on the storm ravaged central coast of NSW. The limo seats about 10 and has a flat four Subaru boxer engine to power it. Power steering … Continue reading Car Porn: Stretch 1960’s VW Kombi Van used for weddings.
Yes Yes Yes oh YES: loaded with gadgets, clever cabin, brilliant economy Oh dear me no: odd name, chunky exterior There are more Skodas around that you might think. It is one of those odd brands once locked behind the formidable Iron Curtain. VW has owned a small slice since 1990, buying a much … Continue reading Skoda Octavia RS Diesel: Sounds like a Character from Monty Python but just WOW!