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2022 Volkswagen Amarok teased: Ford Ranger-based ute coming

A first look at the upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Amarok has been handed down, hinting at a meaner design for its second generation. Developed in partnership with Ford, the new Amarok ute will take most of its engineering and architecture from the Ranger project – while Volkswagen takes the lead on vans for both companies...

Volkswagen Amarok 580S Special Edition revealed

Volkswagen has added a limited-run Amarok 580S Special Edition to its dual-cab ute stable, with just 200 to be made. Power in the limited-run 580S comes from the same turbocharged V6 engine used elsewhere in the range-topping Amarok line-up, making 190kW (200kW on over boost) and 580Nm. It's put to all four wheels through an eight-speed torque converter transmission...

2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 manual arrives in showrooms priced under $50,000

Volkswagen's new six-speed manual V6 Amarok will cost from $48,990 drive-away, according to its website, which has published details ahead of the local launch next month. This is the less than the list price of $49,590 before on-road costs and also includes an accessory starter pack...

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Volkswagen to offer long-wheelbase Amarok 'XL' and 'XXL' conversions

Volkswagen is about to bridge the size gap between the most popular types of double cab ute in Australia and the full size pick-ups from the USA. Volkswagen Australia is poised to introduce a factory-approved conversion that significantly lengthens the wheelbase and tray of its Amarok ute. The stretch will be available in two sizes: +310mm (XL) and +650mm (XXL)...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger likely to miss out on electrification

It's no secret Ford and Volkswagen are co-developing commercial vehicles, including the next-generation Amarok and Ranger dual-cab utes. Ford is responsible for the medium-sized pickup truck, while Volkswagen is leading development of small vans. The two companies are also signed up to share Volkswagen's MEB platform. Hot on the heels of the ID...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 manual here in December

Volkswagen has followed through on its promise to offer an Amarok V6 with three pedals, today confirming the manual Core V6 4x4 will go on sale before the end of the year. The company first confirmed its plans for an 'enthusiast' Amarok (interior pictured below, exterior images to come) with a manual and differential lock in June 2018, having consulted with a range of owner's clubs...

2017 Volkswagen Amarok recalled

Volkswagen has recalled the 2017 Amarok dual-cab ute, over concerns about the front seat wiring harness. According to the company, a production fault could mean the front seat wiring harness is damaged. If it's damaged, the issue could make the front seat move automatically or cause local heat damage. A total of 279 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...