VW Amarok review Business Vans — Volkswagen Amarok

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Volkswagen Amarok

VW Amarok Highline pick-up – carry a pallet in real

Verdict: Great to drive, equipped and with plenty of makes Amarok a real loader

VW Amarok Highline 180 4MOTION Permanent 8-speed

What is it?

THE Amarok is Volkswagen and through – from the family evident at the front end, to the of reassuring well-engineered build that’s typical of this manufacturer.

All in all, the Amarok is a to drive. It feels car-like and and handles well

It’s a four-door, five-seater pick-up available in three – the Startline 4MOTION and Trendline both with selectable and the top-of-the-range Highline 4MOTION, permanent four-wheel-drive.

Our test was the top-of-the-shop Highline 2.0-litre 180hp 4MOTION Permanent eight-speed automatic gearbox. comes from a 2.0-litre in two outputs – a 140hp unit 340Nm of torque, and a 180hp, with 400Nm of torque with the auto-box version).

If a pick-up makes sense for business, then the Amarok has a lot for it. Let’s start with the subjective, I’ll admit, but can’t be many who’d not the Amarok handsome and imposing a look that says ‘I business’.

The VW Amarok is markedly bigger its rivals, with a loadbed take a Euro pallet the wheelarches

The 18in Durban wheels, chrome rear privacy glass, stainless side bars and wheelarch guarantee it’ll ooze for your operation.

And you’ll it easy to live with. The has a luxurious, well-appointed cab with seating and leather trim, air conditioning, electric windows all RCD 310 radio/CD player with six and heated front seats. no sat-nav as standard but it’s as an option at £565 (ex-VAT).

Volkswagen Amarok

Other refinements include control, front and rear sensors, electrically heated and door mirrors, front armrest and three 12v sockets. is not a problem, for sure.

For dealing more difficult terrain, the has off-road ABS, Electronic Lock (EDL), and Hill Control

The engine is also refined and with a strapping figure of 420Nm pulls and effortlessly from low revs up to speeds. It’ll propel the from 0-62mph in 11.1 and on to a top speed of 112mph. And the eight-speed box is impressively smooth.

All in all, the Amarok is a delight to It feels car-like and rides and well – even with suspension that allows a of 1077kg to be carried. That the 1000kg HRMC threshold so it the flat rate of company car tax and VAT can be reclaimed on the purchase price.

If you a ‘softer’ ride, then the version 4MOTION Permanent BlueMotion has ‘standard’ suspension – but the trade-off is a maximum load limit of for the rear axle, GVW of 2820kg and payload of 750kg. And you won’t get the tax advantages.

Handling benefits from the ESP Stabilisation Programme) incorporating Brake Assist System and Traction Control System

There’s also Hill Assist and, when it to dealing with more terrain, the Amarok has off-road Electronic Differential Lock and Hill Descent Control. even Trailer Stability

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