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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...

2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core Review

If you're after a barebones dual-cab four-wheel drive, Volkswagen has you covered with an affordable Core edition...

2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.

2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline: week with Review

Dual cab utes are becoming the Tonka trucks of choice for inner city families, but do they work? James takes the Volkswagen Amarok for a week to find out.

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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

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...

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

HiLux, Ranger, Triton, Navara, Amarok, BT-50, D-Max, Colorado... CarAdvice reveals which is the best dual-cab ute for work and play.

Volkswagen Amarok News

Volkswagen Amarok could be manufactured in Asia

A growing number of local utes are now being manufactured in Thailand, and now Volkswagen Australia has intimated that lower production costs could soon see the Volkswagen Amarok built in the Asia Pacific region. CarAdvice recently sat down with Volkswagen Australia director of commercial vehicles, Carlos Santos to find out whether manufacturing in Thailand or other parts of Asia could influence the cost and specification of future Amarok models...

Next-generation Volkswagen Amarok will feature "a lot" of Australian influence

With growing sales of the Volkswagen Amarok propelling the company's local arm to second in the global Amarok sales stakes, it has been revealed that Australia will play a big role in development of the next-generation model. We sat down with Volkswagen Australia director of commercial vehicles, Carlos Santos during the recent Cape York trek to find out more about the next generation of Volkswagen Amarok...

Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...

Deals on wheels: Discounted new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four 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. Kia Pro_Cee’d GT The Kia Pro_Cee’d GT is one of our very favourite hot hatches, despite its minuscule sales...

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Volkswagen Amarok Owner Reviews

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...

2015 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Highline Review

After testing all available Dual cab 4WD ute's on the market both on and off road, the choice to purchase a fleet of 5 x Amarok TDI 420 8 speed autos some 2.5 years was very easy. The Amarok was a standout vehicle then and even now remains the class leader in my opinion. All have performed exceptionally well with only minor electrical niggles experienced on 2...

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