“The Volkswagen Amarok is the epitome of the ‘work hard, play hard’ theme … With a clean-cut design, great fit and finish, a spacious cab with modern layout, it is full of amenities and a layout that enhances well-being. The ergoComfort seats are extremely comfortable and supportive, while the 8-speed automatic is unique in the class, as is the 3.0 litre V6. Both on tarmac and off-road the driveline excels, and the refinement and elasticity of the engine are a new ethos for the segment.”
“Amarok provides the most comfortable seats compared with the competitors – and the roomiest cabin. It’s a top pedigree workhorse.”
“The Amarok V6 Ultimate is in many ways the best ute on sale, period. The engine is a weapon, its dynamics are SUV-like, and its cabin layout and design are outstanding.”
“Best engine: Feedback from the judges was overwhelming and the newly-released Volkswagen Amarok V6 took line honours. The combination of smooth, linear power delivery, refinement and fuel efficiency traits (including a stop-start function and a clever eight-speed automatic transmission) earned valuable points for Volkswagen’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel.
There’s no hiding from the stopwatch and the Amarok can accelerate to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds – while the rest of the field takes north of ten seconds. Just as impressive, the Amarok was the most efficient vehicle on test, consuming 9.0L/100km on the combined cycle.”
“New V6-powered Amarok dominates lifestyle pickup-truck market with torque and technology … The new V6 version of Volkswagen’s Amarok is surely the new king of the lifestyle pickup trucks.”