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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 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...

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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...

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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...

Volkswagen EOFY drive-away deals announced

Volkswagen Australia has announced a slew of end-of-financial-year sales across the range, with the Golf and Amarok getting the most attention. Until June 30, buyers can nab drive-away pricing for the entire Golf range, with the Trendline starting at $24,990 drive-away, the Comfortline at $29,990 drive-away, the Highline at $36,990 drive-away, and finally the GTI hot hatch at $48,990 drive-away...

Volkswagen Amarok: 83 per cent of sales are V6 models

Volkswagen Australia has detailed the sales split of its Amarok ute range this week, with more than 83 per cent of overall sales being high-spec V6 variants. In 2018 the company sold 9290 Amaroks in Australia, with 7739 of those being V6 models – an 83.3 per cent share...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Volkswagen 'excited' about Ford ute partnership

Volkswagen Australia is keen to see the outcome of the recently-announced commercial vehicle partnership with Ford Motor Company, particularly the next-generation ute set to replace the current Amarok. Director for commercial vehicles, Ryan Davies, said we probably won't see the production model until 2022 or 2023, though the local arm is "excited" about what's to come...

Volkswagen Amarok V6: Manual variants coming soon

Volkswagen Australia is looking to further expand its Amarok range in the coming months, headlined by the introduction of manual versions of its V6 variants. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Caddy Beach camper van in Sydney this week, Ryan Davies, director for Volkswagen Australia's commercial vehicle division, said the local arm is keen to bring the manual-equipped Amarok V6 Down Under...