Long-term test: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi Canyon

Undeniably the fastest production bakkie currently being sold in South Africa (yes, we have valid reasons to make this statement), Volkswagen just updated their stellar V6 diesel-powered steed. The manufacturer, who enjoyed one of their most successful years to date, kindly entrusted us with the new special-edition Canyon for a month.

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Team South Africa wins 2018 International Spirit of Amarok

Johannesburg – Team South Africa has won the fourth edition of the International Spirit of Amarok competition, which is the only amateur 4×4 precision driving championship with international status. Set in Mpumalanga’s unforgiving and rugged terrain from 30 September to 5 October, this years‘ International Spirit of Amarok was a test for both man and machine.

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Padtoets: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 4 Motion R-Line

Volkswagen se kunswerk

Na sy bekendstelling in 2018 het die splinternuwe Volkswagen Arteon die voertuigmark met ambisie aangegryp. Nie net lyk dit heeltemal anders as ander Volkswagens in die huidige lyn nie, maar is dit ook veel meer eksklusief, met etlike herinneringe aan die Passat, CC en selfs die Volkswagen Phaeton.

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Sprint Review: Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi

A revered new bakkie, lots of info in short paragraphs

What you need to know: The Volkswagen Amarok was launched in 2010, mostly for a few bakkie-mad countries in the southern hemisphere. After its makers and owners had to endure cringe-worthy jokes about two litre milk and juice bottles, Amarok finally got a flagship 3-litre V6 model with its recent refresh.

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Tested: Volkswagen Caravelle

Family adventure for your next holiday? We tested the perfect car for the trip…

Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern vehicles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.

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Tested: Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 BiTDI 4Motion DSG

The core purpose

Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern automobiles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When the words “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.

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Launch Report: Volkswagen T6

The legendary status

Talk about a trip down memory lane. When Volkswagen invited us to attend the launch of their new, sixth generation T6 models, the manufacturer hauled out plenty of dusty memories and a few shiny examples of previous models. They even gave it an ad slogan which rightly claims that “legendary status comes standard”.

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Tested: Volkswagen Golf R

The grumbling power

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out into the hot hatchback-mad streets again, Volkswagen comes to the late night drag racing party. Their venerable GTi embodies the hot hatch rather well but who will defend the family name at the traffic lights? The Golf R, that’s who.

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Tested: 2012 Volkswagen CC V6

The sleek attempt

Time for a quick course in German. Volk means Nation and Wagen means Vehicle; more or less. Combine the two with the obligatory “s” in between and you get Nation’s Vehicle or, if you like, People’s Car. Despite a faint whiff of socialism, that’s what Volkswagen stands for – the nation’s vehicle.

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