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    The new Volkswagen Amarok has gotten more expensive for 2024.

    Previously starting at $52,990 before on-road costs, from February 1, 2024 the range now opens at $55,490 before on-roads for the base Amarok Core TDI405.

    The same line-up is being offered for 2024, but prices are up by between $2500 and $3000 across the range. However, the company has extended drive-away offers on MY23 vehicles.

    The price increases are partially offset by some new equipment. All models get a trailer brake controller as standard, while the base Core joins the rest of the line-up in offering blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Three engines continue to be offered: a 2.0-litre single turbo-diesel four-cylinder, 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel, a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, and a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

    The 2.3-litre petrol engine is unique to the Amarok relative to the Ford Ranger with which it shares its platform, as while the Blue Oval brand offers this engine in the Ranger in other markets, it doesn’t in Australia.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Core TDI405: $55,490 (+$2500)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Life TDI500: $59,490 (+$2500)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Style TDI500: $69,740 (+$2750)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Style TDI600: $73,740 (+$2750)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok PanAmericana TDI600: $78,990 (+$3000)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Aventura TSI452: $82,990 (+$3000)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Amarok Aventura TDI600: $82,990 (+$3000)

    All prices are before on-road costs.

    Engines

    The entry-level TDI405 engine in the Amarok is a 2.0-litre single-turbo four-cylinder diesel making 125kW of power and 405Nm of torque. It’s sent to the road through a six-speed automatic transmission, along with a 4Motion four-wheel drive system with selectable 2H, 4H, and 4L modes.

    The TDI500 has a bi-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel making 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and selectable four-wheel drive.

    The TDI600 packs a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel making 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive.

    The only petrol options is the TSI452, which is a turbocharged 2.3-litre petrol engine making 222kW of power and 452Nm of torque. It’s mated with a 10-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    ModelFuelConsumption
    Core TDI 405Diesel8L/100km
    Life TDI500Diesel7.2L/100km
    Style TDI500Diesel7.2L/100km
    Style TDI600Diesel8.4L/100km
    PanAmericana TDI600Diesel8.4L/100km
    Aventura TDI600Diesel8.4L/100km
    Aventura TSI452Petrol9.9L/100km

    All models have an 80L fuel tank, while the Aventura TSI452 requires a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.

    Dimensions

    The new Amarok measures 5350mm long on a 3270mm wheelbase, and is 1910mm wide and and 1888mm tall.

    Braked towing capacity is up to 3500kg and there’s a 6500kg gross combined mass. Payload is up to 1024kg depending on model.

    Fording depth is 800mm, the front angle of approach figure is 29 degrees, the departure angle is 21 degrees, and the ramp angle is 21 degrees.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Amarok is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider Volkswagen range.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Regardless of powertrain, the first five services are priced at $329, $329, $414, $329, and $400, respectively – totalling $1801. Volkswagen Australia also offers a five-year Care Plan which costs $1800.

    Safety

    The Volkswagen Amarok was awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating against the 2020-2022 testing protocols.

    This result was drawn from testing of the closely related Ford Ranger, with additional frontal offset and side impact tests conducted on the Amarok by Euro NCAP, which has harmonised testing protocols with ANCAP.

    The Amarok scored 86 per cent for adult occupant protection, 93 per cent for child occupant protection, 74 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 83 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety equipment across the range includes:

    • 9 airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Swerve Steer assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Intelligent Speed Limiter
    • Speed sign recognition
    • Reversing camera
    • Front, rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    Amarok Life adds:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go

    Amarok Style adds:

    • Surround-view camera

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment on the Amarok Core includes:

    Exterior

    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Front disc, rear drum brakes
    • Locking rear differential
    • Power-folding side mirrors
    • Side steps
    • Mud flaps
    • 2 x front tow hooks
    • Steel underbody protection
    • Plastic fuel tank protection
    • Tow bar
    • 12-pin trailer plug
    • Black side mirrors, door handles
    • Manually locking tailgate
    • 6 x tie-down points in tub
    • Exterior tie-down rails
    • Cargo box LED lighting
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Halogen tail lights

    Interior

    • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wired, wireless)
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless charger
    • Single-zone air-conditioning
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Trailer brake controller (NEW)
    • Vinyl flooring
    • Grey headliner
    • Fabric upholstery
    • 6-way manual driver seat
    • 4-way manual front passenger seat

    Moving to the Amarok Life brings:

    • Rear disc brakes
    • LED front fog lights
    • Body colour side mirrors and door handles
    • Heated, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps
    • Locking wheel nuts
    • Tailgate lift assist
    • Power tailgate lock
    • Privacy glass
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • E-shifter
    • Electric park brake
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Carpet flooring
    • Eight-way manual front seats
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go

    Moving to the Amarok Style adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Chrome side mirrors and door handles
    • Plastic tub liner
    • Stainless steel sports bar
    • 12V socket in tub
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • LED tail lights
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear air vents
    • Insulated windshield
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • Alarm system
    • Leather-look dashboard and door inserts
    • ArtVelour microfibre upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • 10-way power driver’s seat
    • Park Assist semi-autonomous parking

    The Amarok PanAmericana adds:

    • 18-inch black alloy wheels
    • All-terrain tyres
    • Dynamic suspension
    • Black side mirrors and door handles
    • Panamericana decal
    • Black sports bar and steps
    • Soft tonneau cover
    • Roof rails
    • Spray-in tub liner
    • Eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
    • Black headliner
    • Leather upholstery
    • Power passenger seat

    The Amarok Aventura brings:

    • Chrome bumpers, mirror, handles
    • Rear sailplane
    • Electric roller cover
    • Leather seats (Savona)

    Colours

    • Clear White
    • Bright Beige metallic
    • Deep Red metallic
    • Midnight Black metallic
    • Bright Blue metallic
    • Light Grey metallic
    • Dark Grey metallic
    • Mid Blue metallic

    Clear White is standard, with the others costing an additional $990.

    MORE: Everything Volkswagen Amarok

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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