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2021 VW Amarok W580 review: First local test drive

The Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 gets the special vehicles treatment with the locally developed W580 and W580S.

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?

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Volkswagen Amarok Videos

Video: 2021 4X4 Dual Cab Ute Off-Road Mega Test

We know how they perform on the black top but, which dual cab performs best when the going gets rough? Let's find out!

Video: 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580S First Drive

We test the 2021 VW Amarok W580S. Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 gets the special vehicles treatment.

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.

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Volkswagen Amarok Comparisons

2021 4x4 Ute Off-road mega test

You can see it in the traffic. Four-wheel-drive utes are more popular than ever, and account for almost one in five (17.5 per cent) of all new vehicle sales in Australia based on sales data from January to April 2021. Indeed, between the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, four-wheel-drive double cab utes have been the top-selling vehicles outright for the past five years in a row, and are well on the way to notching up a sixth...

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.

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Volkswagen Amarok News

2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition unveiled

The 2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in April next year. While price and specifications for the 2022 VW Amarok W580X will be announced closer to its on-sale date, key details have been revealed. As with the road-focused VW Amarok W580S, there is no extra power or torque planned for the turbo diesel 3...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined with off-road accessories

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been imagined in this new set of renderings. Using official teaser sketches released by Volkswagen, Swiss Amarok accessories company Black Sheep commissioned illustrator Sascha Thilmany to create these renderings, featuring the brand's products...

Volkswagen Amarok W580 off-road edition coming next

Volkswagen Australia is working on an off-road version of the Amarok W580 to take on the likes of the Ford Ranger Raptor and Nissan Navara Warrior. The first, road-biased edition of the Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 W580 has only just begun arriving in showrooms. The first 50 or so cars have already been delivered and about one-third of the vehicles scheduled for this year's production have customer names on them...

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...

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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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