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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
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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...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 pricing and specs

The long-anticipated Volkswagen Amarok V6 has arrived in Australia, giving the German brand’s local arm a serious point of difference in the intensely-fought 4x4 ute market. As expected, the Amarok V6 will come only in range-topping Highline ($59,990 plus on-road costs) and Ultimate guises ($67,990), which are $3000 and $4000 more than the superseded four-cylinder versions respectively...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5

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...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand soars: More than 6000 inquiries for 7.9sec 0-100km/h ute

The imminent Volkswagen Amarok V6 diesel has prompted a proverbial stampede of buyers interest, with the company having taken more than 6000 inquiries before the November 24 launch. The new power and torque leader in Australia’s booming 4x4 dual-cab ute class sports a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 with 165kW and 580Nm, outstripping the Ranger, Hilux, Colorado and co, though its expected limited towing capacity of 3...

Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle. And with competition soon to come in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz utility – which will be based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan through a collaboration between those three makers – there’s an expectation that VW won’t necessarily be the Euro ute of choice anymore...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

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...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand running hot

Australians are lining up to have a crack at the new supply-constrained Volkswagen Amarok diesel V6 ahead of its November launch, according to the company’s local commercial vehicles division. Despite precious little marketing, the lure of a six-pot diesel has prompted more than 2000 people to request test drives here, spurred on by little more than generally fairly positive media reviews on sites such as this one...

Volkswagen Amarok SUV expected by 2020

Contrary to recent speculation, Volkswagen has not yet officially signed off on a rugged SUV based on the Amarok ute to compete with the Ford Everest and others, but there’s definitely some significant development underway...

2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...