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Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Media Release

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is putting words into action: the power that highlighted the Amarok concept vehicle shown at the 2016 IAA International Motor Show will soon make it to New Zealand shores.

An upgraded version of the current 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 165kW/550Nm diesel engine will be introduced, pumping out 190kW of power (and up to 200kW on overboost with a kick of the accelerator pedal) and 580Nm of torque.

Volkswagen Amarok Best Ute Award

So class-leading power and performance is reinforced once again – credentials that are sure to delight both commercial users and private customers alike. The current Amarok engine’s full torque is already available at between 1,400 and 3,000 rpm and the full power output from 3,250 to 4,000 rpm. Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission with torque converter come as standard on the Amarok.

Kevin Richards, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand commented, “The introduction of the next level Amarok with an upgraded power plant signifies our intention of continuing to offer the most powerful ute in its class. The Volkswagen Amarok continues to be a success story for us across the country, whether it be in our tried and tested 2.0-litre models or more recently with our V6 offering. We are hoping to have very limited volumes of the Amarok 580Nm model available to existing clients towards the end of 2018, with full stock coming on-board in early 2019.”

Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Awards

This month saw Volkswagen’s Dealer of the Year Awards, an annual event hosted by Volkswagen New Zealand to recognise and reward all-round excellence. Miles Continental are very proud to take home the titles of ‘Metro Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and ‘Metro Passenger Sales 5-Star Award’, along with finalist for ‘Metro Passenger Sales Department of the Year’.

2018 Volkswagen Polo in orange at the launch

Check out our ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at Volkswagen’s dealer-only launch of the all-new Volkswagen Polo and Tiguan Allspace in Auckland.

ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV in white

ŠKODA and Volkswagen have cleaned up at the annual Stuff Top Cars awards, beating all other wagons, executive cars, utes, 7-seaters… and overall Top Car!

Side view of the VW Amarok in matte blue

To add a special touch to an already premium quality ute, the new Volkswagen Amarok is now available with an optional matte finish, as matte grey or matte blue.

Volkswagen Amarok Top Ute Award

We are delighted to hear that the new Volkswagen Amarok has been named the ‘Top Pickup Truck of 2017’ by Stuff.co.nz.

In today’s announcement, David Linklater acknowledged that modern pickups are no longer just workhorses and we are in an age where hardcore offroad ability and a tray can go hand-in-hand with power, luxury and a really upmarket image.

Volkswagen California Ocean

Sleeping for four. Pop top roof. Compact size. You could say not much’s changed since the 70s. But it has (man).

Volkswagen Crafter Van 2017

Over the 25 year history of the International Van of the Year Award (IVOTY), only two light commercial manufacturers have achieved back-to-back victories. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles now joins that exclusive group as the new Crafter has been elected IVOTY 2017 to follow the success of the Transporter 6 in winning the award last year.

Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Awards

Volkswagen New Zealand has recognised and rewarded all-round excellence at its inaugural Volkswagen Dealer of the Year awards.

The gala event – held at the stunning St Matthews-in-the-City in Auckland – celebrated 21 winners within the Volkswagen Dealer network across a range of departments including Parts, Service, Passenger Sales and Commercial Sales before presenting top awards for Provincial Dealer of the Year, Metro Dealer of the Year and the overall Volkswagen Dealer of the Year.