Volkswagen News – June 2018
The new home of Doncaster Volkswagen
Doncaster Volkswagen is relocating! In what is expected to be mid-late 2019, Doncaster Volkswagen will be shifting up the road to our new, permanent location at 825 Doncaster Road, Doncaster – the current site of Doncaster Holden. We’ll be right next door to the newest member of the Penfold family: Doncaster Hyundai, and straight across the road from Audi Centre Doncaster.
The aged Doncaster Holden building will be knocked over, to be replaced by a brand-spanking new Volkswagen building. We’ll have pictures to share of the new building’s proposed design once approvals and other bits and pieces have all gone through.
Sales and service operations will continue as normal at our current location right up until the day the new building opens for business in 2019.
Updated Golf range
Volkswagen Australia have recently announced the MY19 Golf range.
The Trendline keeps its current equipment list, whilst the Comfortline gains keyless entry and start, power-folding side mirrors, and floor mats as standard.
The Highline now has the Driver Assistance Package as standard, which includes adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane assist, emergency assist, park assist, and automatic high-beam. an R-Line Package is now optional for the Highline, with R-Line exterior styling, 18-inch alloys, sports suspension, progressive sports steering and privacy glass.
To comply with European Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), the 110TSI base model is being removed from the lineup, as well as the manual Golf R.
Pricing details will be confirmed closer to launch, so stay tuned over the next few months.
Golf GTI TCR
The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is on its way to Australia in limited numbers, due to arrive early 2019.
The most powerful production Golf GTI ever is sure to get tongues wagging, with its 2.0L turbo four with 213kW of power and 370Nm of torque being sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG automatic.
Final specifications will be revealed closer to launch date.
New additions to the Amarok V6 line-up
Volkswagen has announced the newest addition to the updated Amarok V6 range from October, the Amarok Core V6. The Core will start below $50,000 and include a manual option later on.
It’ll feature four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera with parking sensors, a 6.5-inch infotainment system and heavy duty vinyl floors. The Core will carryover the previous Amarok V6’s 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque from its 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel.
At the other end of the scale is the Amarok V6 Ultimate, which has gained a power boost. The revised 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel produces 190kW (200kW on overboost) and 580Nm, up 25kW and 30Nm on the previous Amarok V6.
Thanks to the power bump, it’ll now hit 100km/h in a claimed 7.3 seconds (down from 7.9 seconds) and run from 80-120km/h in 5.5 seconds, down from 6.0 seconds. The Ultimate will also gain a new hero colour in the form of Peacock Green (pictured above) and a new bumper.
Full specifications and prices will be announced closer to release later this year.