Tag Archives: Amarok

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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More grunt for Amarok | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia has confirmed an engine upgrade for the Amarok with a new EU6 190kW/200kW on overboost tune of its V6 engine heading to Australia in the third quarter of 2018.  The current EU5 V6 engine offered in the Amarok produces 180kW on overboost, and 550Nm of torque.The new, higher output Amarok will be first available in ...

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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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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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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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