MOTORWORLD: Fraser checks out the Volkswagen Amarok

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FRASER Lucas, 15, from Bingham, reviews the Volkswagen Amarok.

LOOKS

Like all Volkswagens, the Amarok is smartly styled with smooth and sharp edges but because the Amarok is a rough and tough pick-up, it looks different to any other Volkswagen you’ll find on the road.

HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE

In spite of its large size, the Amarok is actually quite nimble. It corners well and has a fair amount of speed. There are two engines to choose from: a 2.0 litre TDI with 122 bhp and a 2.0 litre BITDI with 163 bhp. Both give a decent amount of power and are rather quiet for a car of its type.

PRACTICALITY

Obviously being a pick-up means the Amarok has a mountain swallowing boot, but it’s not just that that’s spacious, inside there’s plenty of leg room and like all Volkswagens it has a top notch cabin.

COST

Prices will start at £16,995 while mid-range models will cost from £17,995 to £18,995. The top of the range model will cost from £21,575 which is competitive compared to others.

VERDICT

A solid, well-built, easy to drive pick-up truck and like all pick-up trucks the Amarok is dependable and, in a way, lovable.