Volkswagen has established itself as one of the most popular car brands in Australia. In 2016 Australians bought more than 56,500 Volkswagen vehicles, making it the eighth highest selling brand in the country. Among a cluster of Japanese and Korean marques, Volkswagen was the only European car maker to make the top ten.
Volkswagen means 'people's car' in German, and the brand has stayed true to its ethos of producing practical and affordable cars that are as useful as they are stylish. The range includes small cars such as the Polo and ever-popular Golf, large passenger cars like the Passat, and SUV models including the Tiguan and Touareg.
There's also tough vans and utilities for those who use cars for work, with the V6 Amarok proving popular with tradespeople and construction workers alike.
All current Volkswagen passenger vehicles carry 5-star safety ratings.