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Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...

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Utes and Tradies
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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 Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015

The limited edition Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label will add a stylish edge to the rugged work ute when it arrives in Australia early next year. Volkswagen will bring 300 Amarok Dark Label models to our market, priced from $56,990 for the TDI400 manual and $59,990 for the TDI420 automatic...


Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate: flagship ute enhanced
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Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate: flagship ute enhanced

The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate ute has been upgraded with added technology and new trim features. Revealed in Hanover, Germany, the enhanced Amarok Ultimate gains bi-xenon headlights, U-shaped LED daytime running lights and a restyled grille with twin horizontal chrome bars...


Volkswagen Amarok Power concept to make noise at 2014 Wörthersee
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Volkswagen Amarok Power concept to make noise at 2014 Wörthersee

The Volkswagen Amarok Power concept will turn up the volume at this week’s Wörthersee festival. The single-cab Amarok Power ute concept is almost identical to the Power Pick-up concept that debuted at last year’s Wörthersee event, though trades the go-kart in the tray of the old version for a 5000-watt sound system and DJ equipment...


Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Special Edition pricing revealed
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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Special Edition pricing revealed

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Special Edition has joined the German brand's ute range, priced from $56,990. The new model - which borrows its name and some styling cues from the Amarok Canyon concept revealed in 2012 - is available as a dual-cab four-wheel-drive only, and is based on the Highline model, which is priced from $50,990...


Volkswagen Amarok: upgraded ute spied with LEDs, xenon headlights
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Volkswagen Amarok: upgraded ute spied with LEDs, xenon headlights

An upgraded Volkswagen Amarok with redesigned headlights has been spied undergoing winter testing in Europe. The Amarok dual-cab spotted features high-tech xenon headlamps surrounded by U-shaped LED daytime running lights along the lower edge of the ute’s headlight assembly. The new design is reminiscent of the headlights adorning the Volkswagen Amarok Power Pickup concept – a 200kW/600Nm 3...


Volkswagen recalls 2.6m vehicles over gearbox, electrical issues
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Volkswagen recalls 2.6m vehicles over gearbox, electrical issues

Volkswagen Group is recalling approximately 2.6 million vehicles around the world over three safety issues relating to the cars' dual-clutch transmissions, fuel pipes and electric systems. Volkswagen says electric malfunctions may occur in the power supply of its DQ200 seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission if synthetic oil is used, and has recommended customers use mineral oil instead...


Volkswagen Amarok Review: TDI420
Rating: 910 /10
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Volkswagen Amarok Review: TDI420

The Volkswagen Amarok emerged in 2011 as a rare European rival to the established Japanese brands in the ute segment. Amarok is built in Argentina but this ute has plenty of hallmarks associated with the German brand. The Volkswagon Amarok range is expansive to give it the broadest coverage against key competitors, comprising single cab chassis, single cab ute, dual cab chassis and dual cab ute, as well as a split of 4x2 (rear-wheel drive) and 4x4...

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$30,800

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

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

The Toyota HiLux could this year become the first ute to claim the title of Australia's best-selling vehicle. It's famously and successfully marketed as 'unbreakable', but while that could also be applied to its stranglehold on its segment, this is a boom time for all utilities. They account for an eighth of Australia’s new car market, and are growing...

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$37,000

Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup unveiled
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Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup unveiled

The Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup has been unveiled by the German car maker following teaser sketches of its 200kW ute concept. VW calls the Power-Pickup "designed as a rolling workshop to carry spare parts, tools and race equipment" - presumably for karting enthusiasts based on the contents of the ute's tray. A 3...


Volkswagen Amarok R-Style: 600Nm sports ute concept teased
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Volkswagen Amarok R-Style: 600Nm sports ute concept teased

Official sketches of the Volkswagen Amarok R-Style concept have surfaced ahead of its debut at the annual Worthersee show in Austria. The Volkswagen Amarok R-Style is a sporty, street-themed concept that takes the German manufacturer’s workhorse to new levels of performance and urban appeal. Powering the Amarok R-Style concept is a 200kW/600Nm 3...


Volkswagen Amarok, Crafter Van special editions released
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Volkswagen Amarok, Crafter Van special editions released

Two new Volkswagen Runner special editions have been released, expanding the brand's local commercial vehicle line-up. Priced at $26,990 driveaway, and limited to 90 vehicles, is the Volkswagen Amarok Runner special edition. The 4x2 single cab Volkswagen Amarok Runner features the 118kW/300Nm turbocharged 2...


Volkswagen Amarok Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Amarok Review

Volkswagen is hoping a benchmark-setting eight-speed automatic transmission on board its Volkswagen Amarok dual-cab ute will help it grab a greater slice of Australia's ute market. By adding an eight-speed auto transmission to the dual-cab line-up, along with an all-new single-cab to the range, the number of Amarok variants has jumped from six to 24...

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$24,490 to $61,490

Volkswagen Amarok: 8-speed auto and single-cab join ute range
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Volkswagen Amarok: 8-speed auto and single-cab join ute range

The Volkswagen Amarok range has been expanded with the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission and a new single-cab body style, taking the total number of individual variants offered in Australia to 24. Volkswagen becomes the first manufacturer in the light-commercial segment to offer an eight-speed automatic transmission in selected models of its ute range...


Volkswagen Amarok Canyon: extreme sports pick-up concept revealed
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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon: extreme sports pick-up concept revealed

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon concept has stormed into Geneva, showcasing the customisation potential of the German brand’s classy ute. The Amarok Canyon concept is designed specifically for freestyle kayakers, intended to help the extreme sportsmen and women reach the most inaccessible regions of the globe...


Volkswagen Amarok TSI300 Petrol & TDI340 Diesel launched
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Volkswagen Amarok TSI300 Petrol & TDI340 Diesel launched

The launch of the Volkswagen Amarok early in 2011 changed the landscape of the 4x4 and 4x2 pickup segments in Australia. Volkswagen became the first European manufacturer to attempt a shakeup of the largely Japanese dominated sector for a slice of the 150,000+ unit/year categories...


Volkswagen Amarok single cab, automatic coming to Australia mid-2012
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Volkswagen Amarok single cab, automatic coming to Australia mid-2012

The Volkswagen Amarok range will get a significant boost in the middle of next year when the eight-speed automatic transmission and single-cab variant go on sale in Australia. A 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine is also expected to join the Amarok range in 2012, although Volkswagen Australia spokesman Karl Gehling said he could not confirm the availability or timing of the engine at this stage...


2012 Volkswagen Amarok to get eight-speed auto
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2012 Volkswagen Amarok to get eight-speed auto

The 2012 Volkswagen Amarok will come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. This will be the first and only ute equipped with an optional eight-speed auto when it goes on sale in Australia next year. Volkswagen only just launched the Volkswagen Amarok ute in Australia earlier this year, but a model update is already being planned for 2012...


Volkswagen Amarok off-road review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Amarok off-road review

Tested by Dakar. That's the line Volkswagen uses to tout its Amarok's off-road credentials. Well, if sand and rocks are fodder for the Amarok, then how about mud, gravel and clay? That's exactly what we threw at the Volkswagen Amarok to see if it could really cope with the worst conditions imaginable...

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$24,490

Volkswagen Amarok Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Amarok Review

The all-new Volkswagen Amarok is the beginning of a new chapter for the giant German manufacturer as it seeks to become the world's largest car maker by 2018. Nearly one in every five (17 percent to be precise) vehicles sold in Australia is a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV). So if you want to gain more market share, you have to play in all the right categories...

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2011 Volkswagen Amarok on sale in Australia on March 1
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2011 Volkswagen Amarok on sale in Australia on March 1

The 2011 Volkswagen Amarok has been launched in Australia, promising to be a class leader in fuel efficiency, safety and interior comfort. On sale from March 1, the Amarok will initially be available as a four-door Dual Cab only, with the two-door Single Cab model to follow at a later date...


Volkswagen Amarok handed International Pick-Up of the year award
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Volkswagen Amarok handed International Pick-Up of the year award

Volkswagen's first ute has picked up an award at the recent International Van of the Year ceremony. The Volkswagen Amarok was awarded International Pick-Up Award 2011, the first of such category. A team of 23 judges from across the world took part in the selection process who all noted the Volkswgen Amarok's 'effortless off-road abilities’ as well as offering class-leading on-road comfort and handling...


Volkswagen Amarok at 2010 AIMS
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Volkswagen Amarok at 2010 AIMS

Have you been looking forward to a proper Ute from the Germans for a while? Has the overwhelming choice of Japanese and American utes left you wanting something a little different? Well then, here it is, the all-new Volkswagen Amarok. The Volkswagen Amarok is destined for Volkswagen showrooms early next year but before it makes it here officially you can find one at the Sydney motorshow...


2011 Volkswagen Amarok to debut at Sydney International Motor Show
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2011 Volkswagen Amarok to debut at Sydney International Motor Show

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. Volkswagen has announced the first public debut of the upcoming Volkswagen Amarok will occur at the Sydney International Motor Show in October. Although we've seen plenty of images and details of the new ute, Volkswagen has decided that Sydney will be the place to be to exhibit, in full detail, the new Amarok range...


Volkswagen Amarok single cab ute at the 'Ring
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Volkswagen Amarok single cab ute at the 'Ring

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. This is probably the most unusual place where you will see the new Volkswagen Amarok single cab, but the VW guys believe that even a workhorse like the Amarok should be tested at the Nürburgring. The first time we spotted this single cab was in northern Sweden during winter testing but as its public debut gets closer the testing gets more intense...


2010 Volkswagen Amarok single cab spy photos
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2010 Volkswagen Amarok single cab spy photos

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. Until now most images of the new Volkswagen Amarok have depicted a dual-cab model leaving many wondering if the extra load space offered in single-cab variants will fall by the way side. Well, wonder no longer with these spy photos from Sweden showing a single-cab version of the Volkswagen Amarok cold weather testing without camouflage...


Volkswagen Amarok, successful support vehicle
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Volkswagen Amarok, successful support vehicle

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. This years Dakar Rally saw 35 new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up successfully complete the role as support vehicles to the winning Volkswagen motorsport team as well as the official organisers. They covered extreme terranes, temperatures and altitudes without a problem...


Volkswagen Amarok debuts in South America
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Volkswagen Amarok debuts in South America

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. Ahead of its launch in Australia, South Africa, Germany and the rest of Europe, Volkswagen have debuted its new Amarok crew-cab ute in South America. Available initially as a four-door crew-cab only, the German designed one-tonner will be built predominantly in Argentina. A single-cab variant will follow in early 2011...


Volkswagen's Amarok takes on HiLux
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Volkswagen's Amarok takes on HiLux

Update: Volkswagen Amarok Review. Volkswagen's new Amarok Ute will be taking on the market leading Toyota HiLux, Volkswagen will try to match their pricing as close as possible as well as engine options. Toyota's HiLux has been the benchmark used when Volkswagen designed the Amarok, but was thought the pricing of the VW would be higher...