VW's Amarok concept - a V6 pickup with rapic 0-60

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has released images of their Amarok Power-Pickup concept featuring a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine with a power output of 272 PS. The Power-Pickup, based on an Amarok single cab, is designed as a rolling workshop to carry spare parts, tools and race equipment, with performance to take it from standstill to 62 […]

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New 8-Speed Auto For VW Amarok gives 3.2 tonne towing capacity

Amarok models for the UK and the rest of Europe are now being produced in the same factory as the Transporter in Hanover, Germany. This means that the Amarok is now available with the power upgrade for the 163 PS engine to 180 PS and gets BlueMotion Technology. In addition, towing limits have increased from […]

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German-Built Amarok Gets new Features

VW Amarok

The end of June saw the start of Hannover-based production of all left hand drive double cab Amaroks for the European and Russian market, (right hand drive should be starting in September). At the same time, the Amarok has been given  a range of new features. Along with more powerful engines, the Amarok will also […]

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Euopean Amarok Production Starts – Waiting Lists Over?

VW Amarok coming off production line

Just over two years after the launch of the Amarok, the pickup is also to be produced at the Volkswagen Brand’s factory in Hanover. It is planned that the German factory will produce approximately 40,000 Amarok in a full production year, for delivery to customers in Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. Until now, European […]

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VW Amarok Canyon Concept Pick Up on Show


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has shown off an extreme version of the VW Amarok pick-up at the Geneva International Motor Show in the shape of its Amarok Canyon concept vehicle.  Specially configured for the popular extreme sport of ‘freestyle kayaking’, this show vehicle illustrates how versatile pick-up configurations can be created. All aspects of the Amarok […]

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Who’s Ever Heard of a ‘Manly Van’

VW Amarok

The new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up has received an unlikely award from Zoo magazine who crowned the double-cab pick-up ‘Manliest Motor’ in its 2011 Motoring Awards. Zoo magazine’s verdict on the Amarok said: ‘The Amarok packs so much testosterone, other cars melt in its presence.  It’s that manly, the brute can carry a tonne in the […]

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VW Amarok Gets Single Cab

VW Amarok Single cab

Following the introduction of the double cab Amarok pickup, the single cab Amarok is now entering the German market. The Amarok SingleCab features a load bed that has been extended to 2,205 millimetres with the same vehicle length and wheelbase as compared with the four-door double cab Amarok. The load bed, which is 65 cm […]

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VW Amarok Makes Auction Debut

VW Amarok for sale

The new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up enjoyed a successful auction debut recently during a closed sale at Manheim Auctions, Bruntingthorpe. The two 2011 Amarok double cabs sold were both the top Highline specification with selectable 4MOTION all-wheel drive  with the 2.0-litre, 163ps Bi-Turbo TDI engine and 6 speed manual gearbox. The vehicles shared the same specifications […]

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