AA Driven Ute of the Year 2018 - Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok Voted AA Driven Ute of the Year!

The mighty Volkswagen Amarok, just got mightier!

The annual AA Driven Car of the Year 2018 awards have been drawn and we are proud to announce that the Volkswagen Amarok takes the title of Best in Class – Utility segment, adding another trophy to its top shelf. At the beginning of the year we announced it had been awarded International Ute of the Year for 2018, on top of a previous win for the same award in 2010 – the only pick-up to receive the award for a second time.

The epitome of ‘work hard, play hard’ and a ‘top pedigree workhorse’.

International Pick-up AwardsInternational Ute of the Year 2018

Superb handling but European styling inside and out while introducing the most powerful V6 diesel engine in its class.

AA Driven New ZealandUte of the Year 2018

Any new car still available for sale in the New Zealand market as of 30 September 2018, is eligible to win in its AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year Best in Class category. 

The finalists for the Utility segment were revealed and included:

  • Volkswagen Amarok
  • Ford Ranger
  • Mercedes X-Class

“Kiwis no longer see the ute as a work horse, instead it takes pride of place in the garage as the family vehicle, so it’s up to manufacturers to meet the needs and Volkswagen has done this in spades with the Amarok. Not only does it have superb handling but European styling inside and out while introducing the most powerful V6 diesel engine in its class.”

Judges PanelAA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year Awards
Amarok on hill overlooking sea
2018 VW Amarok Dash
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