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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...

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...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 completes durability testing, in showrooms next month

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 – Australia’s first “grand tourer” performance ute – has completed local durability and torture testing, and the first customer deliveries are due from the middle of April. Jointly developed with Volkswagen and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group – formerly the parent company of Holden Special Vehicles – the VW Amarok W580 is exclusive to the Australian market...

Volkswagen Amarok recall: 20,000 examples made from 2015 to 2018

About 20,000 examples of the Volkswagen Amarok made from 2015 to 2018 are about to be recalled in Australia because the spare tyre may not be properly secured due to a fault with the winch that holds it place. Volkswagen Australia is in the process of notifying federal safety authorities before contacting owners of affected vehicles in the coming weeks, inviting them to bring their vehicles in for repair...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok and Crafter: Seikel off-road accessory range due second half of 2021

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok will soon be available with a range of off-road accessories in Australia from the second half of this year. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it plans to introduce a new range of off-road-focused accessories, badged under the Seikel brand, on certain Amarok variants, with available add-ons such as suspension lift kits, snorkels, rock sliders and underbody protection...

2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined – and what we know so far

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok ute has been reimagined by CarAdvice’s resident Photoshop guru Theophilus Chin, who has created an artist impression of what the new model could look like – based on the only design sketch released by the German car giant so far...

VW Amarok TDV6 Ultimate name changed to Aventura

The Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 Ultimate has adopted the name used on European flagship models – Aventura – and gained some extra equipment while receiving a modest price cut. The 2021 VW Amarok TDV6 Aventura will start from $72,490 plus on-road costs – pending any special drive-away offers – which is a price cut of $300 compared to the previous Ultimate edition which came out of Germany...