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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Move over, Mercedes. You aren't the only ones who can make a six-wheeled monster utility vehicle. Volkswagen is looking at a 6x6 Amarok of its own. The six-wheel Amarok pickup (and no, it won't actually be a 6x6. It'll be a 6x4) is being developed by Australian conversion company Six Wheeler...
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    Volkswagen is upping performance but dropping a pedal for Australia's 2019 Golf GTI. The Performance Edition will now be the standard GTI down under for 2019. That means the 241 hp model, not the 226 hp base car, which is being dropped for emissions reasons. The Performance Edition also gets an...
  3. Australia
    We just found a trademark application in Europe for a VW called the Australia (http://www.vwvortex.com/news/vw-trademarks-australia-beach-ocean-models/). In the immortal words of Sigmund Freud: How does that make you feel? Excited? Insulted? Used by former colonialists? Let us know!
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in May Volkswagen’s legal department was hard at work trademarking the name Australia for some reason and now the same team (I assume) is hard at work trademarking some suffixes. The names Australia Ocean , Australia Coast , and Australia Beach were all trademarked at the European...
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    Volkswagen’s management has proven itself to be excellent at a few things. They can run a hell of a company, they’re good at (ahem) crisis management, and they’re rapidly earning their entry to the Player Haters Ball . A few weeks ago we heard Matthias Müller drop the mic on Tesla ( boy, did...
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    This week David Watson and Ian J. Cudmore are tearing it up in a Mk4 Golf R32 on the Australian island of Tasmania. No, they aren’t crazy kids who are street racing, they’re crazy adults who are road racing. The pair will be racing in the Targa Tasmania, a week long road rally that’s billed as...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The all-new Passat has just landed in the Australian market. Like Europe, Australia gets the new MQB-based Passat. Like England and Japan, this means a left hand drive variant of this new generation car. Check out the full press release from Volkswagen Australia below for further details. See...
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    One of what is believed to be three Australian delivered 23 Window Volkswagen Bus models will attempt to set an Australian sales record for the vehicle when it comes across the auction block at Shannons Melbourne Late Summer sale later this month.  The recipient of a recent 5 year restoration...
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    Famous for camper demolition, car soccer and trying (yet failing) to destroy a Toyota Hilux, no one could ever accuse the Top Gear crew of being easy on vehicles.  Last week, the boys took a Bentley Continental GT, BMW M6 Gran Coupé and Nissan GTR to the Australian Outback to try their hand at...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has been on a hot streak lately, seemingly winning a new award every day.  The brand's latest accolade comes from the Earth's smallest continent, where three Volkswagen models were honored at Australia's Best Car Awards.  The Golf, Golf GTI and Touareg took home awards for their...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The quickest MK6 Golf R record is a highly contended title. As the decade-old engine and ECU combination reach the end of their production run, and newer more complex technologies are introduced, tuners around the world continue to tinker with bigger turbos, and new bolt-ons in a never-ending...
  12. Australia
    Hello everyone! Wondering if one of you can point me in the right direction. I need to find an experienced tuner/installer to take on a Mk4 AND Mk5 EFR turbo kit install in the Melbourne area. We do not have a dealer there presently... IM me directly, or e-mail me at...
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