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R For Rapid – 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan R Review

Sometimes you experience a car which greatly exceeds your expectations. The new Volkswagen Tiguan R is one such car. Having been thoroughly impressed with the new Golf R I tested only a fortnight prior to this, I couldn’t imagine an R variant of the popular Tiguan SUV would be as good. In fact, I was […]

R United – 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Review

The Volkswagen Golf R. With the exception of the GTi, for many, this is the ultimate Golf. Eight generations later, the R is still with us and in my view, can easily match, and in some cases surpass, the GTi in terms of performance and cult following. So, when Volkswagen New Zealand allowed me to […]

Nip and Tuck: Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Review

When it comes to a mid-sized SUV with a premium feel, the Volkswagen Tiguan has been a crowd favourite. Peel back the pages of Tiguan history to as far as 2007, and you will find that pretty much every generation of this car has been lapped up by the punters. In fact, it wasn’t until […]

Eight Times the Charm: Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review

Ah the Golf. It is hard to believe it’s been with us for decades. One cannot deny the impact this car has had on the psyche of the buying public. To many us, the Golf has consistently been in the forefront of its segment. While its life cycle hasn’t always been a bed of roses, […]

A Grand Staycation – VW Grand California unveiled in NZ

VW Grand California NZ

According to TV ratings, the programme Grand Designs boasts a viewership of over nigh-on 5 million and the VW Kombi has since 1950 produced (in some shape or form) produced over 10 million units, so to me, it was inevitable that at some point a Grand Kombi or Grand California would be produced – and […]