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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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Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition

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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...

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Highline ($59,990 plus on-road costs) and Ultimate guises ($67,990), which are $3000 and $4000 more than the superseded four-cylinder versions respectively...

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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...