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VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK Used Car Review

Volkswagen is no stranger to commercial vehicles, yet its Amarok was still a surprise entrant to the ute segment dominated by American and Japanese manufacturers. It made an impact on the safety front, too, when it became the first ute to gain a five-star independent crash rating. The Volkswagen Amarok was also differentiated by a drivetrain that was sophisticated for the segment - a twin-turbocharged diesel mated to an eight-speed auto. A powerful V6 joined the range in 2016.

Pros

Cons

  • Refined turbo diesel, powerful V6
  • Slick eight-speed automatic
  • Capable off-road
  • Excellent ride comfort laden or unladen
  • Lower carrying capacity of models with Comfort Suspension
  • V6 model not cheap
  • Lack of rear curtain airbags in dual-cab variant
  • Rear-seat space less than that of some key rivals
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 57267 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

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  • 58619 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

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  • 49827 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** ROLLER SHUTTER ** 8 SPEED AUTOMATIC ** 4X4 ** 3.0L DIESEL TURBOCHARGED ** SIX CYLINDER ** 190KW OF POWER ** REVERSE CAMERA ** NAVIGATION ** TOW BAR ** VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK 2H TDI580 Ultimate UTILITY ** with LOW KMS has just arrived and offers an opportunity to own a Dual Cab Utility with an outstanding DRIVE-AWAY Price. ** This vehicle is NOT affected by the Takata Airbag recall ** ** 6 YR / 200,000 KM DEALER WARRANTY INCLUDED ** Presented in stunning DEEP BLACK paintw

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Overview of the Volkswagen Amarok

Overview of the Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen is no stranger to commercial vehicles, yet its Amarok was still a surprise entrant to the ute segment dominated by American and Japanese manufacturers.

It made an impact on the safety front, too, when it became the first ute to gain a five-star independent crash rating.

The Volkswagen Amarok was also differentiated by a drivetrain that was sophisticated for the segment - a twin-turbocharged diesel mated to an eight-speed auto. A powerful V6 joined the range in 2016.

VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK GENERATIONS

2011 on

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel: 7.5 to 8.7 litres per 100km

3.0L V6 turbo diesel: 7.8 to 9.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK (2011 ON)

Because the Amarok uses a conventional torque-converter automatic transmission (or a conventional manual) it has dodged the ongoing reliability problems suffered by some of VW's double-clutch transmissions.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel works hard in a big vehicle like this, but generally the Amarok seems to cope pretty well. We'd approach an example with a huge tow-hitch as one to check carefully and make sure there's no damage underneath from having been used off-road (something the vehicle was actually very good at).

The Amarok was, however, caught up in VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal where the company attempted to 'cheat' in official fuel economy and emissions testing.

VW was forced to recall thousands of vehicles that included Australian-delivered Amaroks to install new software to keep the legislators happy.

Some owners are yet to comply so check with a VW dealer for the status of a particular Amarok.