Uncompromising off road. Spirited on it. The multiple award-winning Amarok picked up another trophy for What Car? Pick-up of the Year for 2019. Back-to-back tests against class rivals and assessments of running costs, practicality and equipment levels were all factored into the expert What Car? verdict. Whatever your cargo, wherever you go, you can count on the Amarok to deliver.
Strong, tough and just as comfortable off-road as on. The Volkswagen Amarok has arrived.
The Amarok’s range of 3.0 litre V6 TDI engines have more than enough power to tackle the most demanding terrain. 258PS, a temporary over-boost to 272PS and 580 Nm of torque.
Take the tour. Explore the comfort, safety and efficiency of the Amarok in our walkaround video.
Gravel, tarmac, earth. In the Amarok you'll experience the pinnacle of driving comfort on almost any terrain. The Amarok's wide wheelbase and increased ground clearance mean it can handle even extreme angles, gradients and slopes. It combines high ground clearance and excellent body stability with proven 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The result: traction in virtually every situation, even with heavy payloads.
From steep slopes to rushing streams, the Amarok's got it covered. It has a maximum slope angle of 29.5° at the front and 18.0° at the rear, and can handle pools with a wading depth of 500 mm.
The outstanding off-road ABS as well as the Hill Descent Assist ensure high levels of safety across all terrains. Optional robust underride guard package protects the fuel tank against stones and branches on the ground.
In addition to the conventional anti-lock braking system, the new Amarok is also equipped with off-road ABS which has been specially developed for use off the beaten track. Simply press a button to activate the off-road ABS. This will increase the braking interval so that small wedges of material on the ground (such as gravel or sand) build up in front of each wheel. This can substantially reduce the stopping distance of the vehicle.
No other pick-up provides so much space between the wheel arches. The load width in the Amarok is precisely 1,222 mm across – this is unique in its vehicle class and allows Euro pallets to be loaded across the platform.
The spacious cargo area features some impressive dimensions – such as the 508 mm high side panels and the low loading sill height of 780 mm. If necessary, the tailgate with a 200 kg payload can be used as an extension of the load platform. When loaded to capacity, the cargo area offers space for 1.28 m3 of bulk goods on a surface of 2.52 m2.
The Amarok’s interior boasts plenty of space to stow your belongings, including storage on the dashboard, large compartments under the front seats and four cup holders. Countless extras ensure a comfortable drive and safe journey.
We've got your back with the optional “ergoComfort” seats both driver and passenger will enjoy the journey. As well as electrical 12-way adjustment, both leather seats come with manual 2-way adjustment and have been awarded the AGR seal of approval for outstanding ergonomics.
With a host of high-quality radio options and smart mobile online services such as App-Connect, you can make sure you're entertained with advanced infotainment systems while you're on the go.
Composition Media radio system
In addition to the “Composition Audio” features, this system consists of a 16.5 cm (6.33") TFT colour display, a touchscreen with proximity sensors, voice control, an MP3, AAC and WMA-compatible CD drive, 4 x 20 watt with six loudspeakers, a dual tuner with PhaseDiversity and electronic voice amplification. Car-Net App-Connect guarantees the best possible connection.
With this software, selected apps from your smartphone can be used while driving. App-Connect supports MirrorLink™, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
Listen to digital radio programmes in top-class quality through the car’s aerial.
The Amarok’s intelligent safety systems help you to handle almost any difficult situation. The Amarok is the only pick-up in its class to come with an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, 17" disc brakes at the front and 16" disc brakes in the rear as standard. What’s more, the trailer stabilisation system provides the best possible protection against snaking trailers.
The Amarok’s intelligent safety systems help you to handle almost any difficult situation:
If the trailer starts to stray from its intended course, the system slows it down using controlled braking and reduced engine torque. This steadies the trailer and increases driving safety.
Electronic stabilisation program
Prevents under or over-steering via targeted braking of individual wheels.
New Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
This advanced system triggers braking after a collision, with the aim of preventing secondary collisions. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 6 mph, during which the driver can take over at any time.
In an Amarok, you’re not just in the What Car? Pick-up of the Year 2019. You’re in the pick-up that the panel called “so complete that it remains the best all-rounder by quite some margin.” The Amarok’s range of smooth but punchy engines and fantastic 8-speed automatic gearbox impressed, as did the quality and comfort of its spacious interior.
By far the best driving pick-up currently on sale.What Car? Pick-up of the Year 2019