Volkswagen - used car research
Top^From 2010 to Now
Released: Nov 2017
Volkswagen launched its most highly specced car ever in November 2017, with the Passat CC-replacing Arteon.
The Arteon was launched in a single specification, using a 206kW 2.0-litre petrol engine and all-wheel-drive system from the brand’s Golf R hatch.
At 4862mm long, the four-door Arteon is similar in length to cars such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 6 Series coupe.
Built upon the MQB platform, it is 95mm longer than the VW Passat with a 50mm longer wheelbase.
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Released: Oct 2012
Discontinued: Apr 2014
Volkswagen launched its Up sub-light car in October 2012 with a competitive starting price and a quirky design that set it apart from its competitors.
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Released: Sep 2011
Discontinued: Nov 2016
VOLKSWAGEN'S sought-after Scirocco finally arrived in Australia in 2011, five months after order books opened here and nearly four years after the slinky coupe first appeared in Europe.
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Released: Feb 2011
Discontinued: Nov 2016
The VW Amarok was the first member of the one-tonne utility segment to offer a five-star safety rating, electronic stability control, four airbags and sub-8.0L/100km fuel consumption across the range.
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Released: Mar 2010
VOLKSWAGEN reskinned its long-lived Transporter range in time for 2016, bringing lower prices, an improved and more car-like cabin, available advanced driver safety tech, and additional variants into the fold.
Essentially a heavily modified version of the T5 series launched a dozen years ago (but revamped in 2010), it remained an all diesel-proposition.
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Top^From 2000 to 2009
Released: Feb 2009
Volkswagen’s audacious four-door Passat coupe came at a premium over the Passat sedan but had more equipment and a fresh design. All models came standard with Nappa leather trim and heated seats for the both the front and rear passengers.
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Model: Caddy Maxi Life
Released: Dec 2008
The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life may well have a very strong commercial flavour (it is effectively a Caddy Maxi van with extra seats, windows and trim).
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Released: May 2008
Volkswagen started to grow its commercial vehicle range beyond the Transporter when it introduced the Caddy in 2004. Volkswagen also saw the opportunity to fill the gap between Caddy and T5 Transporter by in 2008 releasing an extended platform version of the Caddy called the Caddy Maxi Van.
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Released: May 2008
The Tiguan was Volkswagen’s first compact SUV and for a minimal premium over the Japanese mainstream competitors it added European flair and plenty of standard features.
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Released: Mar 2007
Discontinued: Sep 2013
THE curiously named Eos coupe-convertible is Volkswagen’s long-overdue replacement for the last in a succession of Golf Cabriolets, which was discontinued here in March 2003.
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Model: Caddy Life
Released: Jun 2006
The Caddy Life is a Golf V small based platform, van-derived people-mover aimed at frugal urbanites. It shares the same body structure and mechanicals as the Caddy light commercial vehicle introduced in February last year.Both are built in Poland.
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Released: Feb 2006
The Jetta replaced the slow-selling Bora as the Volkswagen's small sedan offering, marking a return to the 1970s name for the model that proved popular in the United States and Canada.
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Released: Sep 2003
Co-developed with Porsche, the Touareg 4WD wagon is a rival to luxury SUVs like the Mercedes ML and Range Rover, and has a number of high-performance engines to suit.
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Released: Jan 2000
Discontinued: Mar 2017
VW's New Beetle was not a re-issue of the 1930s-era original, but a re-interpretation of the once big-selling small car, with front-wheel drive, a front-sited engine and a hatchback body hiding a Golf Mk4 underneath.
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Top^From 1990 to 1999
Released: Dec 1999
Discontinued: Jan 2006
The fourth-generation Golf spawned a record number of off-shoots for Audi, Seat, Skoda and of course VW - with the Bora being a four-door sedan version of VW's top-seller that proved big in North America but decidedly less so everywhere else.
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Released: Oct 1996
Australia missed the 1970s Mk1 and 1980s Mk2 Polo light cars, but received the third-generation models from late '96. Few expected the $20,000-plus Barina-sized VW to work, but the Polo carved a small niche for itself in this country.
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Released: Jun 1995
Discontinued: Dec 1996
Few Australians warmed to the VW Vento - the four-door sedan version of the patchy Golf Mk3. Ungainly styling and very high prices put most punters off. At least its '99 Bora replacement was much easier on the eyes.
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Model: Golf Cabriolet
Released: Sep 1990
Discontinued: Jun 2016
Originally devised in the late 1970s and built by Karmann (of Karmann Ghia fame), the Golf Cabriolet was available in Mk1 ('79-'93), Mk3 ('93-'02) and Mk6 (2011-on) Golf guises, although Australia only received the original Mk1 model from late 1990.
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Top^From 1980 to 1989
Released: Aug 1982
The Caravelle is the name given to the multi-seat versions of VW's enduring Transporter vans.
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Top^From 1970 to 1979
Released: Mar 1976
Although VW didn't invent the front-wheel drive hatchback, the Golf popularised it, becoming an aspirational small car through innovations like the GTI (1976), diesels (1978) and Cabriolet (1979), while maintaining a visual link to an appealing design over a number of generations.
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Released: Feb 1974
The Passat was the first non-air-cooled VW to be sold in Australia. Launched in early 1974, it replaced the ancient Type 3 models, and featured front-wheel drive and three body shapes.
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