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2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core manual review

Now with three pedals, part-time 4x4 and a low-range transfer case, is this base-spec Amarok the pick of the bunch?

2020 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon review

It's undoubtedly long in the tooth, but the Amarok can still swing a solid punch. That diesel is actually more like an uppercut ...

2020 Volkswagen Amarok Sportline V6 review

The Volkswagen Amarok Sportline remains a compelling ute option despite some foibles, because of its ripping V6 diesel engine and full-time 4x4 system.

Volkswagens on ice (and track)

It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...

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Video: Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok vs LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed

There is a new addition to the Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 range, due in showrooms in April 2021.

2020 Volkswagen Amarok review: V6 Core manual

Along with three pedals and six ratios, this base-specification Amarok also gets a more ubiquitous part-time 4x4 system with a low-range transfer case compared to the single-range, all-wheel-drive automatic Amarok.

11 Utes, 1 winner: 2019 Dual-cab ute comparison: Best ute of 2019

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60 It’s the most comprehensive test we’ve undertaken: 11 of Australia’s top-selling double-cab utes compared side-by-side...

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Volkswagen Amarok Comparisons

Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.

2019 Toyota HiLux SR5 v Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 comparison: Off-road

So, you've got around $55,000 to spend on your next ute. You're tossing up between a trusty four-cylinder diesel Toyota HiLux SR5 and venturing out for what seems like the bargain of the century, a turbocharged V6 Volkswagen Amarok Core diesel. Bargain of the century is a relative term, simply because most other manufacturers in this segment churn out four-cylinder diesel jobs like they're going out of fashion...

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580 comparison

The fact that Mercedes-Benz has taken the time and effort to join the ever-growing fray of 4WD utes available in Australia tells you how important and potentially lucrative this competitive segment is. It’s a landscape that is changing at breakneck speed, and moving away from those humble working origins into something more of a segment defined by lifestyle, prestige and an outdoorsy intent...

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Volkswagen Amarok News

First allocation of VW Amarok W580 almost gone

An orderly queue is starting to form for the Volkswagen Amarok W580 special edition. The locally-developed model – a partnership with Volkswagen Australia and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group, formerly the parent company of Holden Special Vehicles – is due in local showrooms from April 2021...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 revealed

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 has joined the growing list of top-end utes, as Australians continue to buy record numbers of workhorses turned into show ponies. Unlike the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X, and Nissan Navara Warrior, the VW Amarok W580 has been designed with a focus on on-road performance, although extra ground clearance and Pirelli Scorpion tyres will also boost its off-road ability...

VW Amarok 580 TDV6 now in more models, no more AdBlue

The Volkswagen Amarok line-up is poised to get a power boost, with the biggest selling variant in the range getting the 580Nm TDV6 previously reserved for the most expensive models. And with the changes, the requirement for AdBlue will be dropped from newly introduced 580 models, as Volkswagen Australia switches to source all variants of the Amarok from Argentina rather than Germany...

2022 Volkswagen Amarok: what we know so far, and what we want to find out

The new Volkswagen Amarok is expected to have a choice of at least two engines – a twin turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel and a single turbo 3.0-litre V6 diesel – backed by 10-speed automatic transmissions, when it goes on sale in 2022...

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Volkswagen Amarok Owner Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Highline (4x4) review

When our old second car/camping bus/dog hauling chariot (1998 Mitsubishi Challenger) ticked over 350,000kms, my wife and I decided that a new (to us) car might be a good idea. The old Challenger never really broke down or left us stranded, but every month or so it would need another $300 part...

2011 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Trendline (4x4) review

  I don't normally feel compelled to write reviews, but I have been so bloody happy with this car that I felt I needed to let others know. I bought my Mendoza brown Amarok (otherwise known as Mr Hanky) from new in March 2012. It has just clicked over to 280,000km and next week I am swapping it out for a V6...

2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 (4x4) review

The 2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 (4x4) drives like a small car around town yet hauls like a big rig. It has a spacious and easy to clean interior. With its superior stock off-road capabilities and its easy to use four-wheel drive and low-range selector with automatic-locking hubs, you can go between modes easily while off-roading...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI550 Highline review

Our family have been dedicated users of the popular T/tough luxury utilities for many years, but I wanted a change, so I tried an Amarok Core Plus – loved the driving finesse, eight-speed gearbox, reliability and economy. Towing accounts for around 50 per cent of our driving so, after logging many kilometres in the Core Plus, went looking for more power...

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