Volkswagen Amarok wins International Pick-up Award

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Amarok has won the International Pick-up Award 2018.

The jury rated the Amarok as the epitome of “work hard, play hard,” a core element of the entire pick-up segment, and described the Amarok as a “top pedigree workhorse”.

The clear design, the fantastic feel and the finish were specifically cited by the jury as being key factors in their decision.

The size of the double cab - with room for five people – as well as the ergoComfort seats for driver and front-seat passenger also won over the jury, who in addition highlighted the unique eight-speed automatic transmission and broad V6 engine specification in the segment.

Jury members were particularly taken by the on-and off-road capabilities of the V6 Amarok, noting “The engine’s refinement and elasticity set a new standard in the segment.”

Performance is not a challenge for the Volkswagen Amarok V6. Its wide selection of 3-litre TDI engines, which range from 163hp to 224hp (overboost of 245hp ), fulfil the power and torque desires of all customer groups.

The second-generation Amarok with its high-torque V6 engine is proving popular with customers throughout Europe.

Alan Bateson, brand director for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The Amarok has really evolved into a car that isn’t just about the practicality, but also about good looks, road presence and more engaging driving dynamics. It is fantastic to see the Amarok, which is a real customer favourite, getting this recognition internationally. The award-winning model is available to Irish motorists at zero per cent HP finance or 1.9 per cent PCP finance.”

For more information on the Amarok or any vehicle in the Volkswagen range, call Michael Moore Volkswagen Athlone on (090 ) 6474620 or visit



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