A Unique Success in the Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally is over for another year and this time it certainly had its down side for Australian motor sport enthusiasts. But for Mitsubishi it was another successful year and VW were quite happy with the outcome too.

For the first time a diesel powered car gained a podium finish in the world’s toughest rally event and you can read the full story here of how the VW Touareg did it.

Diesel powered VW Touareg

By | February 5th, 2006|General News, Motor Sport, VW|Comments Off on A Unique Success in the Dakar Rally


When you want performance, looks and the right price then the VW Polo GTI is the car for you.


For $26,990 you get a two door sedan with a GTI badge on the back and the performance under the bonnet to match the GTI tag.

Production of the VW Polo range is shared between South Africa and Spain but the GTI comes from entirely from Spain. The base model Polo comes with a 1.4 litre petrol engine but the the GTI is turned into a pocket rocket with a 1.8 litre turbocharged motor.

That turbocharged motor lifts the Polo from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds and gives it a top speed of over 200 km/h. It runs on premium unleaded fuel and returns an excellent 7.9 litres per 100km.

Standard equipment includes airconditioning, cruise control, stability control, six airbags and more.


By | December 17th, 2005|VW|Comments Off on VW Polo GTI