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Volkswagen Amarok
PriceA$38,490 - A$72,790
Fuel Efficiency7.8 - 9.7L/100km
ANCAP Rating5 / 5
Latest CarExpert Rating7.4 / 10

Volkswagen Amarok

Unlike its predominantly Thai-built rivals, the Volkswagen Amarok hails from the land of steak and the tango: Argentina. 

Also unlike most of its rivals, it offers a six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. It's a 3.0-litre mill, and it sits above a more typical 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder.

The current model was developed solely by Volkswagen, though it'll soon be replaced by a model that shares much with the next-generation Ford Ranger. That should provide the Amarok with long-awaited active safety technology, the biggest downside of the current truck which is otherwise ageing like a fine Argentine Malbec.

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Volkswagen Amarok Reviews

James Wong

2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline TDI550 review

James Wong
2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline TDI550 review

The Amarok V6 may be getting on a bit, but its strong points help maintain its appeal today – if you can look past its safety omissions.

Mike Costello

2020 Isuzu D-Max v Volkswagen Amarok V6

Mike Costello
2020 Isuzu D-Max v Volkswagen Amarok V6

The new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is a massive step up on its predecessor, and should convert some Ranger and HiLux buyers to the cause. But in a straight line, it can't match the Amarok V6. So is this old warhorse still worth a look?

Volkswagen Amarok News & Articles

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Volkswagen Amarok Variants

8-speed Automatic
MRLP A$38,490

Variants from Previous Years

2020 Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok FAQs

How much does the 2021 Volkswagen Amarok cost?

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok range kicks off from A$38,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "Amarok TDI420 (4x2)" variant and finishes at A$72,790 (plus on-road costs) for the "Amarok TDI580 ULTIMATE 4MOTION" variant.

In which country is the Volkswagen Amarok built?

Depending on the variant, the Volkswagen Amarok may be built in Argentina, Germany or United States Of America and is then shipped to Australia.

What is the Volkswagen Amarok towing capacity?

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok has a braked towing capacity from 3000kg to 3500kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

What are the service intervals of the Volkswagen Amarok?

Volkswagen suggests that owners service their Volkswagen Amarok every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

How safe is the Volkswagen Amarok?

The Volkswagen Amarok has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

What type of fuel does the Volkswagen Amarok use?

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok uses only Diesel.

How many doors does the Volkswagen Amarok have?

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok has 4 doors.

Is the Volkswagen Amarok any good?

In our latest review the Volkswagen Amarok scored 7.4 out of 10. Read the full Volkswagen Amarok review here.

What is the warranty for the Volkswagen Amarok?

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.