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Skoda considered an Amarok of its own

Skoda considered its own version of the first-generation Volkswagen Amarok, but it was deemed that the market relevance where the Czech brand was present was too small. The Volkswagen-owned brand didn’t proceed with its plans, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, because it didn’t have the presence it needed in markets where utes, or pick-ups, are most popular...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok range is now complete, with revised four-cylinder models joining the recently launched Amarok V6 in Australia. Revealed alongside the V6 model in May last year, the update brings some subtle exterior tweaks, a new-look cabin and upgraded technology...

January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado

Now that we’re acclimatised to the idea of a light commercial being the nation’s top-selling vehicle for a calendar year, we can watch the market with a different set of eyes. We’re only one month into 2017, but the January figures for ute sales make for interesting reading, mostly on account of the ever-growing Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger battle — billed by some as the new Commodore v Falcon rivalry...

CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!

Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016! What do you think was the biggest car news story of the year? Tell us in the comments below! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. Not this time, though...

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...

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...