ABS brakes system

When the vehicle brakes hard or travels on a slippery road surface, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) can prevent the wheels from locking and maintain the vehicle's ability to be steered.1

Off-road ABS reduces the stopping distance on loose surfaces at the press of a button. When this function is activated, the braking interval is increased; the wheels lock up in a controlled manner so that material from the ground (such as gravel or sand) build up in front of each wheel, reducing the stopping distance.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is an intelligent development of cruise control. The system not only maintains a speed set by the driver but also adapts the speed to the traffic situation ahead by braking and accelerating within the system limits. ACC uses a radar sensor and camera to read speed limits and the edges of built-up areas. It will then calculate its position using the navigation system route data and adapt the speed ahead of bends, roundabouts and junctions.1

AdBlue®

AdBlue® is a biodegradable, water-based additive that’s been developed specifically to make your engine more environmentally friendly. A Volkswagen fitted with AdBlue® technology has reduced nitrogen oxide emissions. When it’s time to top up, a warning message will appear on your dash 2,400km and 1,000km beforehand.

Air flow meter

An air flow meter measures the volume of air entering the intake valve to inform the fuel injection system with metrics that allow it to accurately output mixture. This is to ensure driving performance stays efficient.

Air flow sensor

An air flow sensor measures the state of air entering the intake system. It is then able to calculate and inform the fuel injection mixture and spark timing to effectively deliver smooth and efficient driving performance.

AirStop

An AirStop tyre differs from a standard tyre in that it has a sticky, viscous layer from shoulder to shoulder along the inner liner. This layer is an integral part of AirStop tyres.

If an object with up to 5mm diameter penetrates the tread of an AirStop tyre, this sticky, viscous layer is designed to surround and adhere to the puncturing object and prevent air loss from the tyre by providing a near instantaneous seal.

If the puncturing object becomes dislodged from the tyre, the material is designed to seal most holes made by objects up to 5mm in diameter. While AirStop tyres significantly reduce the incidence of flats, they're not designed to be driven under inflated or in a flat condition. In all other aspects, AirStop tyres perform exactly like standard tyres.

App-Connect

App-Connect is a Volkswagen branded interface integrating Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, each providing for the display and operation of smartphone apps via the infotainment touch screen. Compatible apps are made visible on the infotainment screen are determined by each provider (Apple and Google) and are a combination of the providers own and third party apps. App-Connect can connect via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® on selected models.2

Approved repairer

In the event of an accident, Volkswagen Approved RepairersOpens an external link are trained in factory accident repair methods and quality assured processes to ensure the highest quality of workmanship for your car. To ensure the integrity of your car, our skilled repairers only use Volkswagen Genuine Parts®.

Area view

Volkswagen area view is a visualisation of the entire vehicle through a bird's eye view simulation. Or you can also check on the screen of the radio system what is around the corner - cameras from the furthest point of the vehicle allow you to see the road in case your view is being blocked from the driver's seat.1

Assured Service Pricing

Assured Service Pricing applies to the first 5 standard scheduled services of your vehicle which are scheduled to occur at every 15,000 km/12 month interval (whichever occurs first) or for MY18 to current Crafter vehicles and MY21 onwards Amarok vehicles only, 20,000 km/12 month interval (whichever occurs first). On or before 31 December each year, Volkswagen will publish the maximum price for a specified Schedule Service that will be applicable from, and remain fixed for, the following calendar year only. For details on the Eligible Model List, pricing, items not included and for full terms and conditions, please see: https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/service-pricing-guideOpens an external link.

Automatic transmission fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is a kind of transmission fluid used in vehicles with self-shifting or automatic transmissions. It is typically coloured red or green to distinguish it from motor oil and other fluids in the vehicle. The fluid is optimised for the special requirements of a transmission such as valve operation, brake band friction and the torque converter, as well as gear lubrication. ATF is also used as a hydraulic fluid in some power-assisted steering systems, lubricant in some 4WD transfer cases and in some modern manual transmissions.

Car Sensor

An intelligent device that monitors the condition of a vehicle by collecting data. When a change needs to be made, the device sends information or signals to the driver.

Care Plan

A Volkswagen Care Plan includes your first 3 or 5 scheduled services, offering you great value, hassle-free servicing. Including all items in your scheduled service such as labour, parts and fluids, pricing is set at today's rate for the life of the 3 or 5 year plan, and can be purchased outright or included in your finance3.

Care Plans can only be purchased prior to the first scheduled service and up to 22,500 km/15 months (whichever occurs first) for all models except MY18 to current Crafter vehicles and MY21 onwards Amarok vehicles which is 30,000 km/15 months (whichever occurs first).

View Care Plan pricing guide hereOpens an external link.

Certified Pre-Owned

Used Volkswagens that have been rigorously tested so you can enjoy complete confidence. From thorough inspections to warranty and financing options, our Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned program provides added peace of mind and exceptional level of service you would expect when buying new, now available for those buying pre-owned.

Concept car

On our journey to develop the future of Volkswagen, we design and launch several concept cars globally every year. Through these vehicles, we are able to demonstrate the possibilities of design, technology and performance that could one day become a reality.

These include the Volkswagen I.D., I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz & I.D. Buzz. View the Volkswagen concept cars here.

Diesel particulate filter (DPF)

A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a system for removing diesel soot from diesel car engine exhaust gases. If your Volkswagen diesel car is used exclusively for short trips or left standing idle for extended periods, it may not meet the requirements needed to clean itself (regeneration). You may receive a reminder about this in the instrument cluster. If you regularly drive on motorways and highways under higher engine loads (2,500 – 3,000rpm), you may never see the DPF indicator light.

DSG

DSG transmission is a manual gearbox in which the gearshifts are controlled electronically. What makes the DSG gearbox unique is that it has 2 separate gear sets operated by 2 clutches. The benefit of 2 gear sets and 2 clutches is that one gear set and clutch is engaged driving the vehicle with the second disengaged clutch having already pre-selected the next gear awaiting for power to be transferred. As the next gear has already been pre-selected prior to power being applied, the gear change only takes 100ths of a second. There is virtually no interruption to power, traction or acceleration. The DSG transmission also offers Tiptronic gear selection and sports mode.

Dynamic Light Assist

Dynamic Light Assist optimises illumination of the roadway for even greater safety on the road. The system allows the main beam to be left on continuously without dazzling oncoming traffic. This is possible thanks to a masking function which can partially dip the high beam headlights.1

Driver Alert System

Driver Alert System analyses driving characteristics and detects possible driver fatigue. If fatigue is dected, the driver is warned by information in the Multi-function Display and an acoustic signal. The warning is repeated after 15 minutes if the driver has not taken a break.

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Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
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App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately).
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Volkswagen Care Plans are available for purchase at https://www.volkswagen.com.au/en/owners-service/care-plans.html or from participating authorised Volkswagen Dealers for Eligible Vehicles and covers standard items as contained in each scheduled service interval only. The service intervals occur every 15,000 KM/12 months (whichever occurs first) for all models except Model Year 2018-2020 Crafter and Model Year 2021 Amarok models, which are scheduled to occur every 20,000 km/12 months (whichever occurs first). Excludes Model Year 2021 Crafter vehicles. These Care Plans can only be purchased prior to the first scheduled service and up to 22,500 km/15 months (whichever occurs first) for all models except Model Year 2018-2020 Crafter and Model Year 2021 Amarok models which is 30,000 km/15 months (whichever occurs first). The timeframe takes effect from when the vehicle is first reported in our system as ‘sold’. Discount structure varies by model. For details of what is not included in a scheduled service, please refer to the program terms and conditions.