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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...

Volkswagen Amarok W580: First batch sold out in five minutes 

The first 30 examples of the Volkswagen Amarok W580 have sold out online in less than five minutes – and the special edition will now be sold through the Volkswagen dealer network, with the first deliveries beginning in April 2021. Demand for the first batch of Volkswagen Amarok W580 super utes was so strong, the company had to expand its launch offer to include the first 42 orders taken – before it could shut down the site...

Next VW Amarok ‘not a rebadged Ford Ranger’, due in 2023

The next Volkswagen Amarok will not be in Australian showrooms until early 2023 – about 18 months after its twin under the skin, the new Ford Ranger goes on sale in the second half of 2021. And the company insists the new Amarok will have “Volkswagen DNA” even though it is likely to be powered by Ford engines and built in a Ford factory...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 priced from $71,990, online ordering goes live this week

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 will go on sale online from midday this Thursday, with the first 30 customers treated to an all-expenses-paid “money can’t buy” experience, including a V8 Supercar track day. UPDATE, 1 December 2020: Volkswagen Australia has today confirmed the two-model range will start from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580 and from $79,990 plus on-road costs for the Amarok W580S...

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...