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For One of the most practical pick-ups, the Volkswagen Amarok has a large loadbay as well as a strong engine and good ability off-road.

Against A regular 4x4 will be better to drive, as well as more refined.

Volkswagen Amarok Pick-up
33 5stars

The Volkswagen Amarok won’t be enough to tempt people away from a conventional 4x4 or crossover, but it does compare well to rival pick-ups.

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There are 1 Volkswagen Amarok versions available

Pick-up 2.0 Bi-TDI 180 Startline 4WD 4dr £25,714
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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Volkswagen has a long history in commercial vehicles, but selling a pick-up is something of a novelty – and a bold move, as the VW Amarok will be up against the likes of the Toyota Hilux.

To start with, it comes only as a four-door double cab, but a single cab will follow, exclusively with rear-wheel drive. Other models have a choice of two- or (selectable or permanent) four-wheel drive.

Just two engines are available, both 2.0-litre turbodiesels. We’ve driven only the more powerful one, which gives good flexibility and decent performance, and averages more than 36mpg.

. The basic model will be just that – a workhorse aimed at business users – while the dearest will be a lavishly equipped ‘lifestyle’ model. Naturally, there will also be a wide range of options and accessories to choose from.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Amarok Pick-up 2.0 Bi-TDI 163 Highline 4WD 4dr

I previously owned a Landrover Freelander which was great for work and also for leisure pursuits that involved driving across fields and down muddy…

Mark Sadler

1 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Amarok Pick-up 2.0 Bi-TDI 163 Highline 4WD 4dr

I have the Amarok Highline 180PS BITID AUTO 8SPEED. I used to have Navaras and Hilux's which I used mostly for site visits and personal play time. The…

Andrew Nash

5 out of 5 stars
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