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The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.
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LIST PRICE Fr $55,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Volkswagen Amarok Reviews

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

A V6 heart transplant gives the VW Amarok a newfound sense of driving enjoyment, but is it enough to move it to the top of the heap?

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review

We head to Germany to test drive the updated Volkswagen Amarok. The highlight is that newly added turbo-diesel V6 engine, which will land in Australia in two trim grades. Will it be worth the big spend?

2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama Review

What's in a name? The 2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama is the latest special edition version of the German brand's high-quality ute...

Volkswagen Amarok Core Review: Weipa to Cape York

It almost wasn’t meant to be. A couple of weeks ago, around 2PM on a Monday, I took a call from James Ward asking if I could cover a Volkswagen drive event that he was too ill to attend. I obliged, and that's when he sprung the surprise: the flight was leaving at 4PM… Rushing home to pack, I was then off to the airport for a flight to Cairns, where I'd then make my way to Weipa in far-north Queensland...

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Volkswagen Amarok Videos

Dual-cab ute mega-test review: Ranger Colorado D-Max BT-50 Triton Navara HiLux Amarok

Read the article here. If there was ever a vehicle that typified the work hard / play hard Australian lifestyle, it is the double-cab ute. Tough, practical and pretty cool, these rugged pickups are winning plenty of favour with Australian buyers. But which one is best? We’ve gathered eight of the most popular models together and will put them through their paces over a series of challenges to find Australia’s Best Ute...

2016 Volkswagen Amarok Review — Weipa to Cape York along the Old Telegraph Track

Learn more here. Volkswagen claims that the 2016 Volkswagen Amarok doesn't need a dual-range gearbox to tackle tough terrain. So, we set off on a trek from Weipa in far-north Queensland to the northern tip of Australia at Cape York. The Amarok was pushed through tough terrain and also attempted Gunshot, the famous and hardcore river crossing along the Old Telegraph Track...

Utes and Tradies

Tradies share a special bond with their utes, relying on them for work as well as hauling the family around. CarAdvice introduces four tradies to four very different styles of work utes - the Volkswagen Amarok, Renault Master, Holden Commodore SV6 and the Mahindra Genio.

Volkswagen Amarok Comparisons

Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4x4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand name that is known and has the backing of a strong dealer network. Well, these two utes – the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ and Volkswagen Amarok Core – could be for you...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...

Nissan Navara ST-X v Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420: Dual-Cab Comparison Review

It's no secret that dual-cab utes have long gone beyond being mere tools-of-trade. A significant proportion of private buyers in the segment are opting for highly-specified versions with equipment lists to rival a premium passenger car. The onus on comfort is telling...

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Volkswagen Amarok News

Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Here we focus on workhorses...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 debut drives accessories update

The arrival of a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 under the bonnet of the Volkswagen Amarok may be the headline act, but the launch of the refreshed range is also driving an update to the accessories catalogue. CarAdvice spoke with Carlos Santos, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia, who said “the ute segment is the biggest market for customer individualisation and we have a strong focus on continuing to expand the Amarok accessories portfolio...

Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!

Loch Ness, Stonehenge, all forgotten last week, as the sightings of a mystery SUV caused a bit of a stir around the CarAdvice office. But the year’s biggest mystery has been solved! Our research has revealed that the chunky-looking 4WD forms part of the Volkswagen Amarok V6 marketing campaign...

Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?

We’ve highlighted it before: Unlike its major competition, the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50 and Mitsubishi Triton, the freshly updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 doesn’t have rear passenger airbags. We consider the omission a significant oversight, as this isn’t new technology and we’ve been told that engineering them into the current-generation car is feasible...

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Volkswagen Amarok Owner Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Highline (4x4) Review

We have had our Amarok for just over 3 years now and it has 120,000km on the clock. We love the it and am now in the market for a new one. As a family of 5 we do a lot of camping, this usually involves pulling a heavy trailer over rough bush tracks or worse, super soft sand. The vehicle has constantly surprised us with the ease that it accomplishes tricky situations that have left us recovering other dual cabs...

2014 Volkswagen Amarok Review

I have driven the volkswagon Amarok for over 6 months now and feel quite confident in saying that the engineering that went into these vehicles are far superior then most of its competition, the duel cab segment is vastly expending by workers and families, so with that in mind the Volkswagon Amarok can appeal to everyone with a hard working or adventurous lifestyle with its rugged reliability and outstanding space and comfort inside and out of the cab...

2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Dark Label Review

Although a weekend warrior's ute, the Volkswagen Amarok poses a value proposition to those otherwise inclined to purchase a premium SUV. With comfort and convenience features to rival many premium SUV manufacturers, the Amarok will both carry and tow more than significantly higher priced vehicles in the SUV segment...

2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Trendline Review

Waste of time! Don't buy a Amarok!!! Save your money for a Ranger, BT-50, Navara etc... We brought this Amarok new in December in 2013. It had done 000324kms, so it was a ex-demo. after about 3 weeks of drving it and actually enjoying it, I lost power steering on a vacation with family and friends. This made me look a fool on the side of the road, with their other RELIABLE newer utes beside me...

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