2016 VW Amarok Reviewed

Volkswagen Amarok 2016 16
Dec 16

Volkswagen Amarok gets more punch than rival pick-ups

The Volkswagen Amarok truck first went on sale in the UK in May 2011. It’s kept up a respectable share of the UK get showcase from that point forward, situated as a somewhat more premium contrasting option to well-known adversaries like the Mitsubishi L200, Toyota HiLux and Nissan Navara.

Just short of 15,000 VW Amaroks were sold to UK clients somewhere around 2011 and November 2016 when this amended model arrived. Another look and inside redesigns enhanced the offering yet most essential was the entry of the 3.0-litre TDI V6 diesel engine from the Volkswagen Touareg SUV to the Amarok’s old 2.0-litre TDI diesel units.

As we’ve said, the Amarok has dependably been situated at the upper end of the UK market and Volkswagen reports that a bigger, all the more effective engine constantly figured profoundly on its clients’ lists of things to get. With the Mercedes X-Class in the pipeline, today’s Volkswagen Amarok has set out its slow down for holding a position as the up-market buying decision.


Everything may seem like an illogical move in this period of eco-accommodating cutting back. However, the VW resembles a hard card to beat with its V6 engine range. Nissan’s Navara offers nothing greater than a 2.3-litre 187bhp four-cylinder engine; Mitsubishi’s L200 has a 178bhp 2.4-litre. The Amarok offers 161bhp, 201bhp and 221bhp variants of its V6 with a decision of 8-speed programmed or 6-speed manual gearboxes.

There’s a decision of Startline, Trendline and Highline specs in the standard range and a completely stacked Aventura unique release model was likewise made accessible to assist the Amarok dispatch run with a blast. We can expect various other extraordinary release Volkswagen Amaroks later on.

Whichever spec you go for, the auto like taxicab configuration is more than a match for anything in the get class. This aide the VW get bid to proprietor drivers hoping to blend business use in the week with the delight of running an adaptable, enjoyable to drive family vehicle at the end of the week.

Execution is noteworthy with that powerful VW V6 engine conveying class-driving refinement and a smooth power conveyance that high-mileage drivers will truly appreciate. On the drawback, the Amarok doesn’t control and ride with the poise of the absolute best models in the class, the change to a V6 comes with a mileage punishment and you pay a value premium for that VW identification on the nose.

Top of the range Engine

It’s the top-spec 221bhp engine alternative that is pulling in all the consideration and it produces outflows of 199g/km together with a guaranteed fuel utilization figure of 37.2mpg with that standard 8-speed automated gearbox.

That is entirely great given the execution that is accessible yet the 201bhp variant turns in the very same economy figures. On the off chance that you need a more efficient Amarok, you’ll require the manual gearbox and the basic level 161bhp rendition of the V6 TDI engine.

In examination, the 163bhp 2.5-litre Isuzu D-Max claims 38.2mpg and 194g/km, while the Ford wagon is considerably less proficient, with 30mpg and 248g/km in 2.2-litre four-cylinder auto frame or 28.3mpg and 249g/km in the 3.2-litre manual. On the off chance that you needn’t bother with all the force of the Amarok, the 187bhp Nissan Navara asserts a little more than 40mpg on the consolidated cycle with its programmed gearbox – in spite of the fact that lifting manual apparatuses pushes that up to more than 44mpg.

Still, the twofold double cab UK display has one of the greatest bodies around, and these measurements pay off with a monstrous 1.22 meters between the back wheelarches – enough to take an Europallet sideways in the back.

Also, all adaptations of the facelifted Amarok will convey in overabundance of 1 ton, so clients can recover VAT in the event that they’re enrolled. All variants of the Amarok will have the capacity to tow a 3,000kg trailer, with the top-spec adaptation with changeless 4Motion auto equipped for pulling up to 3.1 tons.

Numerous makers assert their business vehicle feels ‘auto like’ from in the driver’s seat, yet the Amarok is one of only a handful few to genuinely convey. The back seats give a lot of legroom to passengers with heaps of head room and seat bases that are higher off the floor than in opponent trucks so you don’t need to group your knees up in the back.