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The updated 2015 Volkswagen Amarok ute is on sale now - just in time for an onslaught of new utes from rival brands.
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Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has provided a few more details about the ongoing partnership talks between the German automaker and Ford. In an interview with Automotive News, Diess said Ford may supply Volkswagen with a successor to the Amarok ute. Should the two companies come to an arrangement regarding their global utes, it's not known when the Amarok will shift onto the Ranger platform...

Volkswagen Amarok 'Too Powerful for TV' advertisement banned

Remember two weeks ago, when we covered a promised review of current automotive advertising standards? And remember how we said "there are some ways to get around the code" and have fun with a commercial, holding up Volkswagen's latest Amarok V6 campaign as an example? Turns out, we spoke too soon on that one...

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details

Volkswagen Australia has provided initial specification information for its new entry-level Amarok V6 – the TDI550 Core, The new variant shares its 165kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 with Sportline and Highline models, but pares back equipment for a more attractive starting price...

Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia

Australia reigns as the world’s top export market for the Volkswagen Amarok ute/pickup, and as such will almost certainly play an increasingly important role in all global decisions related to the vehicle line. Only Argentina, where the ageing Amarok is produced for many markets including ours, accounts for more volume...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k

  Volkswagen is preparing a more affordable Amarok Core V6 to slot in below the current Sportline, with a starting price below $50,000 and a manual option. Speaking with media at an event in Sydney today, the company confirmed the new model will be showing up in dealerships from October in eight-speed automatic guise...

Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 1 in years past...

CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed outputs for the uprated Amarok V6 due in the third quarter of 2018, with the revised engine claiming a power output of 200kW, on overboost. Speaking with CarAdvice, local communications boss Paul Pottinger confirmed the details, while also taking a thinly veiled swipe at the upcoming V6 version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class...

CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets a power boost

Volkswagen has announced a more powerful Amarok V6 is on the way, just in time to greet the range-topping V6 Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Power will come from a new, Euro 6 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 making 190kW and 580Nm – up from the 165kW and 550Nm (180kW on over boost) offered by the current range-topper...