MOTORWORLD: Fraser checks out the Volkswagen Amarok

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.