The Volkswagen Amarok TDV6 gets the special vehicles treatment with the locally developed W580 and W580S.
Last year's ute mega test was personal for one of our team, who came out of the exercise more confused than he went into it.
Put your grinders and welders down, Volkswagen has brewed up its own alternative to the increasingly popular American-style full-size trucks.
Now with three pedals, part-time 4x4 and a low-range transfer case, is this base-spec Amarok the pick of the bunch?
It's undoubtedly long in the tooth, but the Amarok can still swing a solid punch. That diesel is actually more like an uppercut ...
The Volkswagen Amarok Sportline remains a compelling ute option despite some foibles, because of its ripping V6 diesel engine and full-time 4x4 system.
It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...
Volkswagen continues to play to its strengths with even more power and torque available from the V6. But is it enough to keep pace with the competition?
Volkswagen cuts back the frills and trims the pricing on the Amarok V6 to create the Core. But has too much goodness been stripped out to make it less than the bargain it appears?
A new high-torque hero signals the start of a power war in the dual cab 4x4 segment with the latest variant of the Volkswagen Amarok taking the lead… For now.
It sounds like the dream road trip of so many Australians – Perth to Sydney, the Nullarbor, the Great Australian Bight. The Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The West Coast to the East Coast. The great Australian road trip. It felt like a dream. Or, more correctly, like a blur, because I just completed this famed cross-country jaunt in only four-and-a-half days...