Introducing the Amarok, a ute forged by some of the world’s toughest critics - Aussies. A ute that looks, feels and performs better than ever before. Uncompromising in its performance, the Amarok comes with an incredible amount of new technology, premium design and unsurpassed levels of comfort and safety – everything you demanded and more. So, thanks for the tough love, Australia. It’s what pushed us to create our most capable ute yet.
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You didn’t hold back in demanding the best, so we haven’t held back in delivering it. The Amarok range gives you a choice of powerful diesel and petrol engines, spearheaded by the barnstorming 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine boasting 600Nm of torque. New adaptable 4x4 drive modes ensures there’s no off-road situation the Amarok can’t beat, while rear diff lock, traction control and downhill descent control remain true to the resilient Amarok spirit. The same can be said for the Amarok’s 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity1, only now an increased gross combined mass (up to 6400kg) dials up the toughness.
Designed in Australia, the Amarok has been sculpted by tough love. A defining front X-shaped design marks the PanAmericana and Aventura variants, while an upright bonnet remains true to Volkswagen DNA. And with ‘Amarok’ distinctly embossed across the tailgate and commanding 21” alloy wheels on the Aventura, the Amarok is striking from every angle.
The All-New Amarok offers unsurpassed levels of interior comfort. Premium leather seats5 (in higher trim variants) make for a luxurious feel, with increased leg room thanks to an expanded wheelbase. Add other features like keyless entry, an electronic parking brake and interior ambient lighting, and you’ve got ticks in all the right boxes.
Enjoy fingertip control of simple features with Volkswagen’s signature multifunctional steering wheel (in leather5 from Life onwards). Adjust the volume, skip to the next song, answer calls and more, without even taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
Advanced technology is at your fingertips with a vertical touchscreen infotainment up to 12 inches in certain models and 10.1-inch touch colour display in others. From there, a digital cockpit with 8-inch digital instrument cluster - or 12.3-inch in higher trims - puts the upgraded tech right before your eyes, housing essential driving information like never before.
Your go-to tunes never sounded so good with the premium Harman Kardon sound system (from the PanAmericana onwards). Enter an immersive soundscape with 8 loudspeakers seamlessly integrated throughout the interior, delivering captivating sound that enhances every beat.
With LED headlights standard across the range, the road ahead never looked brighter. Powerful IQ.LIGHT LED Matrix headlights then enter the picture in higher trim variants, providing variable illumination depending on the conditions, making any road a safer place.
Wireless App-Connect6 will seamlessly link your smartphone to the Amarok via Apple Carplay® & Android AutoTM so you can play music, navigate or even answer phone calls via the infotainment system. And with wireless charging, keeping your phone powered up and connected has never been easier.
With the array of driver assistance systems in the Amarok, you’ll feel like you’ve got your own co-pilot. Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to maintain a pre-set distance from the car ahead while Lane Assist alerts you if you drift out of your lane. Traffic Sign Recognition is then there to ensure you don’t miss a thing, recording speed limits, no-overtaking signs and more.3
Driving our toughest and most capable ute yet doesn’t mean you need to compromise on technology. We’ve taken innovation to the next level with a vertical touchscreen infotainment, up to 12 inches in certain models, that ‘levitates’ above the central console. A digital cockpit with up to 12‑inch digital instrument cluster then reveals essential driving information like never before. And with wireless App‑Connect, your smartphone will seamlessly connect to the Amarok, with wireless charging on the side for extra convenience.
You shouldn’t accept anything but the best when it comes to safety, so we’ve dialled up the safety specs big time. With a 5‑star ANCAP safety rating, the Amarok sets an unrivalled standard for what’s possible in a ute. It boasts up to 31 state‑of‑the‑art driver assistance systems, 20 of which are brand new to the Amarok. From tight city streets to long open highways, features like Adaptive Cruise Control and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring – just to name a few – make driving the Amarok easier and safer than ever...
The Amarok is a thoroughbred off‑roader. With up to six drive modes (Normal, ECO, Slippery, Mud, Snow/sand, Towing/Heavy Load), it can take on any terrain with ease. So whether you’re exploring the mountains or venturing down beach tracks, the Amarok will be up for the challenge.
The All‑New Amarok range boasts four powerful diesel and petrol engines, including:
3.0‑litre V6 TDI 184kW/600Nm diesel
2.3‑litre TSI 222kW/452Nm petrol
2.0‑litre TDI 154kW/500Nm diesel
2.0‑litre TDI 125kW/405Nm diesel
You’ll also find a new 10‑speed automatic gearbox in select variants with low range, high range and permanent 4MOTION drivetrains for maximum capability.
With a 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity1 and gross combined mass (GCM) of up to 6400kg, the Amarok is up for any kind of adventure. And when you’re spending a night under the stars, there’s no better place for your rooftop tent thanks to a 350kg static roof load capacity.
No weekend is too big, no job is too tough thanks to the Amarok’s extra wide tray and up to 1065kg payload capacity2. With enough space to accommodate a Euro pallet, you can load it up and lock it down too with robust lashing rings on the cargo bed.
We know parking a larger vehicle can have its challenges. That’s why we’ve added Park Assist Plus which steers the ute into a space for you, so all you need to do is operate the pedals ‑ no hands needed. And with a 360° Area View (Style model and above) you can know exactly where you’re turning with a bird’s eye view of the area around your ute.3
A suite of accident prevention systems demonstrates the Amarok’s proactive approach to safety. Take Front Assist, which can detect a possible collision with the vehicle ahead. Or there’s Swerve Assist and Emergency Brake Assist to help you maintain control of the vehicle after a sudden change of speed or direction.3