Review: 2014 Volkswagen Amarok Highline


2014 Volkswagen Amarok Highline
The Volkswagen Amarok was launched in Australia with a full roar in early 2011. Three years down the line, the Amarok now is available in a two-door and four-door variant. Moreover, the vehicle features the option of either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The Amarok looks aggressive from outside with its appearance and demeanor in the road. The vehicle comes with chrome sports bars and a giant grill along with elegant alloy wheels. All these make the Amarok stand out from the rest of its clan.

When it comes to the cabin inside, the vehicle is equipped with box seat with grab handle and fitted with low-slung seat. The center console is two meters in width, which offers big space. Moreover, the vehicle presents very easy controls with dials that are easy to view.

Besides, the cabin is equipped with a magnificent stereo with Bluetooth connectivity.

The Amarok works perfect in terms of towing and cargo with a capacity of 3000kg for towing and 960kg for payload. Besides the tray of the vehicle has the ability to carry 1200mm x 800mm weight, which is better than many of its competitors.

The vehicle offers endless power and torque behind the wheel with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 132kW of power and 420Nm of torque. With eight-speed automatic gearbox, the vehicle presents a fuel economy at 8.3L/100km.

The price of the Amarok starts from $24,990 with the Amarok Highline worth at $53,990.

The primary threat to the Amarok in Australia is the Toyota HiLux with an excellent reputation and consistency along with the legendary Toyota Ute, which is also unbeatable here.

Despite numerous competitors available in the market in this category and price range, the German Amarok is somehow impossible to overlook.

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