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PEAK POWER | UTE REVIEW – VW Amarok

VW’s Amarok adds horsepower, but does it add appeal? – Words by Stuart Martin. Horsepower wars killed the Phase IV Ford Falcon and a few other projects at Holden and Chrysler, and now the punch-up is on in the dual-cab ute segment. In the Euro/Japanese ute debate, it’s an all-German brawl this time as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz trade V6 salvos, ...

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CORE VALUES | UTE REVIEW -Stuart Martin evaluates the Volkswagen Amarok TD1420 8A in Core mode

Stuart Martin evaluates the Volkswagen Amarok TD1420 8A in Core mode. The updated Amarok trumpeted its arrival with an Audi-sourced V6 brute of an engine, but there’s still a four-cylinder in the Amarok pricelist, for those that look for a more practical approach to their utilitarian habits. The twin-turbodiesel four-cylinder powers the bulk of the Argentinean-built load-lugger’s range, and the ...

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Upping the Ante

Will a V6 diesel be enough to take Amarok to the next level? Stuart Martin reports  A substantial injection of horsepower, a makeover for the front end and upgraded interior headline the changes to Volkswagen’s Amarok. The German brand’s load-lugger has long been a yardstick for ride quality, refinement and tray capacity since its launch here in 2011, but the ...

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Looking forward to Christmas

VW light commercial vehicles’ year will finish with a flourish with the arrival of the updated Amarok – Report by Stuart Martin. Volkswagen’s Amarok, the yardstick for refinement and ride in the segment, will add class-leading outputs to its list of attributes when it arrives in November packing 165 kW and 550 Nm from the V6 (with an extra 10% ...

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Exceeding Expectations

Delivery’s mega-test, comparing the Triton with the Ranger and the Amarok, provides food for thought There’s a distinct pleasure in being able to take plenty of time to explore the features and benefits of three competing utes in a vehicle segment that is becoming one of the most popular amongst Australian buyers. Although the Ranger is not new for this ...

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Delivery’s mega-test, comparing the Triton with the Ranger and the Amarok, provides food for thought There’s a distinct pleasure in being able to take plenty of time to explore the features and benefits of three competing utes in a vehicle segment that is becoming one of the most popular amongst Australian buyers. Although the Ranger is not new for this ...

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UTILITARIAN OPTIONS

Delivery Magazine’s Ute of the Year contest promotes some interesting results in the fit-for-purpose equation It’s the thriving segment of the light commercial vehicle industry and utes figure large in the buyer’s mindset as a bridge between workhorse and status symbol. But just which models work better than others can only be debated after extensive comparison testing running at the ...

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HOT COMPETITION

VW launches its highest spec’ Amarok as the competition lines up with new products for 2015 This year is shaping up to be one of the most highly competitive for the ute market. As previewed in Delivery, the new Nissan Navara, complete with new 2.3-litre twin-turbo engine, is due for release around April. Mitsubishi is also due to launch its ...

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

An automatic transmission transforms VW’s Amarok – Chris Mullett reports The ute market is always full of interest, and right now the Australian market is looking at some exciting new vehicle replacements over the next 12 months. Toyota’s HiAce is due for an upgrade and so too is the Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara. VW’s Amarok showed that a European ...

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THE RIGHT PICK

With competition that increases every year, which ute ranks up as the best for 2014 on the Australian market. Unlike the plethora of 4WD and off-road adventure magazines that extol the virtues of suspension lift kits, never travel anywhere without a high-lift jack and like nothing better than bouncing from rock to rock, that’s not how Delivery magazine views the ...

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