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Project Cars: Why I bought a Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 – and not one of the newer utes

Last year's ute mega test was personal for one of our team, who came out of the exercise more confused than he went into it.

2020 Volkswagen Amarok XXL review

Put your grinders and welders down, Volkswagen has brewed up its own alternative to the increasingly popular American-style full-size trucks.

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 ...

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Volkswagen Amarok Videos

Video: Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

Loadspace is arguably the most crucial part of a ute’s definition. While their base function is still the same, there are a lot of different feature these days that can set them apart. From bare bones, all the way to electric roller covers, let's see what's available to you.

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.

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Volkswagen Amarok Comparisons

Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

There's plenty of variety at the business end of the four-wheel-drive ute segment these days. We run through them from top to bottom.

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...

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Volkswagen Amarok News

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok teased in new render

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been teased in a new stylised rendering. Confirmed for a global unveiling in 2022, Volkswagen is partnering with Ford to create the next-generation Amarok, based on the highly-popular Ranger – but the company insists it will have "Volkswagen DNA"...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 dual-cab ute enters production in Clayton

The first examples of the 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 ‘grand tourer’ ute have rolled off the production line in Clayton, Victoria. Described as a passion project between Volkswagen Australia and Walkinshaw Automotive, the Amarok W580 promises to bring improved on-road driving dynamics – along with a more aggressive styling package – to Volkswagen’s flagship ute...

Volkswagen considering Ford Ranger Raptor rival: off-road Amarok W580

Volkswagen Australia is considering building a rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor, with a high-performance off-road version of the Amarok W580. The first examples of the 2021 VW Amarok W580 – a road-focused “grand tourer” performance ute developed exclusively for Australia – are yet to arrive in dealerships and local assembly is yet to commence...

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Volkswagen Amarok Owner Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Trendline (4x4) review

This Amarok was purchased new 190,000km ago, and it has been the best twin-cab ute that I have owned in terms of performance, ride and comfort. It's a great bus. The motor pulls strong when accelerating and it handles light towing with ease. The ZF8 gearbox is amazing and makes the Amarok ideal for touring...

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...

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