“A pickup for the future” is just one compliment that we could give the Volkswagen Amarok in this review.

We believe the vehicle has a host of brilliant features and we will take a look over some of our points in today’s article.


Keeping everyone as safe as possible within the vehicle is one of its standout features. You don’t get many vehicles in this type of category which such a high emphasis on the element of safety.

The car managed achieved a respectable four stars in the Euro NCAP crash test ratings.

The safety equipment built within includes ASR, (Anti Slip Regulation) EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Program). Hill Hold Assist, off road ABS and Hill Descent Assist complete the line-up.


There is a good amount of practicality associated with the Volkswagen Amarok. There is a great amount of space in the back for storage, which is said to be way ahead of its class. It is the only pickup truck of its size to have the ability to store a standard Euro pallet in a sideways position.

It is able to tow a maximum of 2.8 tonnes, which really is a tremendous amount of weight. It is also able to fit four adults comfortably.

The driving position is able to be fully adjusted so the driver is as comfortable as possible. There is a great view of the road ahead as well.

The fuel efficient engines offer decent fuel economy of 36.4 MPG. The pricing for the vehicle hasn’t yet been announced but it is expected to very competitively price.

Although you may not see many of them around as it is a very specialist type of vehicle, the van will appeal to a particular type of market. Nevertheless the Volkswagen Amarok will be one of the best pickup trucks available on the market when it is released.

Variants of Volkswagen Amarok

2.0 TDI (122 bhp) A32 D/Cab Pick Up Startline 4MOTION

2.0 BiTDI (163 bhp) A32 D/Cab Pick Up Startline 4MOTION

2.0 BiTDI (163 bhp) A32 D/Cab Pick Up Trendline 4MOTION

2.0 BiTDI (163 bhp) A32 D/Cab Pick Up Highline 4MOTION

2.0 BiTDI (163 bhp) A28 D/Cab Pick Up Highline 4MOTION