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VW Amarok Highline 4×4

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The Amarok presents a more inoffensive exterior that is of the VW range.

Craig Duff tests and reviews the VW Amarok 4×4 with specs, economy and verdict.

Dual-cab are muscling in on SUV sales as a family vehicle. The Volkswagen Amarok is the example and deservedly so. It has car-like room for five and a tub that cope with a pallet or of dirt as the need arises. Try that in a Prado. Parking the big is the only area where a SUV still has the edge.

Ignore the steel-wheeled council-specials and the Amarok starts at $45,990 for the diesel TDI400 Trendline Opt for same spec in the eight-speed TDI 420 and the starting point is $48,990, with more power and

Trendline models are fitted air-conditioning, daytime running and Bluetooth steaming, but miss out on rear parking sensors. a $5000 step up to the Highline Carsguide tested with up as standard, along with aircon, flared wheel with larger, 18-inch and chrome highlights.

The four-wheel system gives more enough scope for families to bush. Those who aren’t too about extreme off-road and who use the one-tonne payload capacity can opt for the comfort suspension that a leaf out of the rear springs to the around-town ride. It cuts by 250kg but for most the trade-off is it.

Ford’s Ranger still has the title in its grasp. The Amarok a more civilised, inoffensive that is typical of the VW range. It is one of the smartest-designed vehicles in the class, the ability to forklift in a full as a work Ute over without its looks. Inside is as comfortable as SUVs, though the operation of the sunglass holder and centre bin lid are rudimentary by VW standards. The sound is straight out of the VW vehicle catalogue, the is effective and the headlights are better average.

The ANCAP score of 32.99 it the first dual-cab to earn a rating. EuroNCAP penalised the car in the offset test for transferring to the dummy’s chest “in a way could not be done with a body”. I dunno what is either, but it doesn’t sound something I’d want to my sternum to. The newer Ford /Mazda BT-50 still top the charts with a score of and, unlike the Amarok, have rear curtain

A jittery ride over tarmac is the obvious sign isn’t purely a passenger Add a couple of hundred kilos the back and it settles down It isn’t sedan-smooth but it is at the top of the pickup for refinement. Body roll is and that helps the high-riding bus with more composure most rivals. It has steering to with a little bit of play on that weighs up nicely as is applied.

The eight-speed auto is as good as diesel cars, though, in sports mode. a pretty self-shifter. It gives the 2.0-litre diesel better acceleration should be possible hauling a truck. The brakes are also up to the but there’s more pedal that most people be used to before they

Interior space is good and rear but storage, especially in the isn’t class leading. And the box is small enough to make a feel claustrophobic.

Volkswagen Amarok

As an all-purpose vehicle, the Amarok some beating. Lack of a camera aside, it has all the comforts of an SUV the added utility of a three-tonne capacity and a tray that can be out after a dirty weekend. And always the option of a canopy to go the tub.

VW Amarok Highline

Price: From $45,990

3 years/unlimited km

Crash Rating: stars

Safety: Four ABS with EBD, TC, ESC


Engine: 2-litre turbo-diesel 132kW/420Nm

Body: 5.25m 1.95m (W); 1.83m (H)

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