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The latest events, awards and updates from Volkswagen Australia.

third win for Touareg and triumph for new Golf GTI at australia’s best car awards.

It’s been another successful year for Volkswagen at the Australia’s Best Car Awards. The recently launched Golf GTI took out the ‘Best Sports Car under $50,000’ category while the Touareg was once again named ‘Best Luxury SUV’.

Volkswagen Group Australia’s Managing Director, John White, was delighted to receive these two accolades: “With the Golf GTI topping the sports car category and the Touareg winning the luxury SUV segment, it really does go to show the wide range of exceptional vehicles Volkswagen has on offer today”.

“The Golf GTI continues to lead in the segment it created, proving the model is the right blend of thrills, driveability and practicality” comments Mr White.

The judges agree, praising the GTI for its fuel efficiency, performance, build quality and style.

Volkswagen’s largest SUV, the Touareg, emerges as Best Luxury SUV against some expensive competition ‘Australia’s Best Car Awards’, now in its thirteenth year, places the country’s most popular vehicles through rigorous testing and analysis to determine the best vehicles on offer for consumers. It is the nation’s most comprehensive and independent customer-focused vehicle testing and awards program.

welcome to the family.

We have recently launched our latest national advertising campaign – a range campaign that focuses on the breadth of our Volkswagen models and demonstrates that there is car to suit all types of Australians. The campaign centres around the TV commercial which tells the story of one modern Australian family, with its many generations of family members coming together for a gathering to celebrate a Grandmother’s birthday in an iconic Australian setting. Each family brings its individual dynamics and needs and each family drives a Volkswagen.
In addition to the TV commercial eight specific model content videos were created to give an insight into our family units, their personal dynamics and the Volkswagen models they choose to drive and why. These content videos can be viewed in the dedicated campaign site that was developed. Take a look for yourself:

drive towards a cure.

Qantas engineer and Volkswagen enthusiast Norman Elias has completed an astonishing drive across the Nullarbor in his vintage 1965 Beetle in a bid to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Elias left Sydney for Perth on his ‘Bug Off Cancer Drive’ on 29 June. He returned 16 days later with an additional 9030km on his Beetle’s odometer. According to Elias, “the 40 horses behind me didn’t miss a beat, and I only had to top up half a litre of oil for the trip”. Elias has helped raise more than $35,000 for cancer research in the past three years, with this year’s Bug Off Cancer Drive contributing $7500 to that total.

Volkswagen Australia’s 60th anniversary.

Few brands of vehicle generate quite as much passion in their owners as Volkswagen. From humble beginnings 60 years ago, the brand has become a major force in Australian motoring, along the way earning the affection of generations of drivers. Volkswagen Australia celebrated its 60th anniversary in Australia in October this year. Six decades after humble beginnings in this country, Volkswagen is as synonymous with Australia as sun, sea and surf.

30 million strong.

The Volkswagen Golf became the most successful European car in history this year when the 30 millionth Golf rolled off the production line in Wolfsburg, Germany. Production of the classic vehicle commenced in 1974—and an average of 2000 Golfs have been purchased each day around the world since then.


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