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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 From $55,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
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Volkswagen Amarok Reviews

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 review

A new high-torque hero signals the start of a power war in the dual cab 4x4 segment with the latest variant of the Volkswagen Amarok taking the lead… For now.

Volkswagen Amarok towing challenge – from Perth to Sydney with a ’69 Beetle on the back

It sounds like the dream road trip of so many Australians – Perth to Sydney, the Nullarbor, the Great Australian Bight. The Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The West Coast to the East Coast. The great Australian road trip. It felt like a dream. Or, more correctly, like a blur, because I just completed this famed cross-country jaunt in only four-and-a-half days...

Volkswagen 'Spirit of Amarok' Challenge: CarAdvice represent!

While most utes spend their time in and around the urban grind traversing worksites and city parking lots, there’s a subset of utes and ute buyers that do a little bit more. Volkswagen recognised this and established the Volkswagen Spirit of Amarok Challenge, which combines competitors from all over the world to compete against the clock across a range of technical and rally stages...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Core TDI420 review

The Amarok is the best dual-cab 4WD in the segment by some margin, but a lack of safety kit and second row airbags hamper it. In this Core trim, though, the Amarok has its best chance to shine.

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Volkswagen Amarok Videos

2018 Dual-cab ute mega test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Our team have tested eight key contenders (LDV wouldn't give us a T60, and the X-Class hadn't launched in time for this test), to see how they all stack up...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...

2017 Ford Ranger XLT vs Volkswagen Amarok V6

Double-cab pickups have been getting ever closer to their SUV stablemates in terms of comfort, safety and technology... but it seems power hasn't been a huge focus. Until now. We put the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 up against the Ford Ranger XLT to see if the new car's added oomph is enough to make it king of the utes.

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

Read the full review here. When it arrived in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok redefined what was capable for a double-cab ute. A car-like cabin, and car-like ride made the VW pickup feel different to the trucks we were used to. It felt, well… car-like. But time moved on, and competitors caught up to the Amarok...

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Volkswagen Amarok Comparisons

2018 Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...

Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...

Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison

In such a competitive segment, there can be a lot to take in when purchasing your next ute. As a result, Bluetooth user-friendliness and quality often gets overlooked, but generally, it is one of the most used features for drivers - especially tradies - as a lot of business calls are conducted while on the move...

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Volkswagen Amarok News

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details

Volkswagen Australia has provided initial specification information for its new entry-level Amarok V6 – the TDI550 Core, The new variant shares its 165kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 with Sportline and Highline models, but pares back equipment for a more attractive starting price...

Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia

Australia reigns as the world’s top export market for the Volkswagen Amarok ute/pickup, and as such will almost certainly play an increasingly important role in all global decisions related to the vehicle line. Only Argentina, where the ageing Amarok is produced for many markets including ours, accounts for more volume...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k

  Volkswagen is preparing a more affordable Amarok Core V6 to slot in below the current Sportline, with a starting price below $50,000 and a manual option. Speaking with media at an event in Sydney today, the company confirmed the new model will be showing up in dealerships from October in eight-speed automatic guise...

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Volkswagen Amarok Owner Reviews

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...

2012 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 Highline (4x4) Review

We have had our Amarok for just over 3 years now and it has 120,000km on the clock. We love the it and am now in the market for a new one. As a family of 5 we do a lot of camping, this usually involves pulling a heavy trailer over rough bush tracks or worse, super soft sand. The vehicle has constantly surprised us with the ease that it accomplishes tricky situations that have left us recovering other dual cabs...

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2018 Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test

Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

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