Niall Hampton

See other News articles filed in ‘Tow cars’ written by Niall Hampton
   
THE VW AMAROK is an exciting addition to the pick-up market, which up until now has been ruled by Japanese models including the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara.

The German firm has now released full price and specification details, with prices starting from just £16,995.

We spoke to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles representatives on their Boat & Caravan Show stand at the NEC Birmingham, and you didn't need a salesman to convince you the new model looks the part.

THE VW AMAROK is an exciting addition to the pick-up market, which up until now has been ruled by Japanese models including the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara.

 

The German firm has now released full price and specification details, with prices starting from just £16,995.

 

We spoke to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles representatives on their Boat & Caravan Show stand at the NEC Birmingham, and you didn't need a salesman to convince you the new model looks the part.

 

Plenty of space

It not only boasts the largest interior space in its class, but also the largest cargo hold, making it just as useful on the building site as it is doing the weekly shop. It'll tow 2800kg, too, opening up a wide range of options for caravanners. 

 

The Amarok will be sold in three trim levels, the entry-level Startline, mid-range Trendline and range-topping Highline – with prices starting at £16,995, £18,995 and £21,575 respectively.

 

Two diesel engines are on offer. A 122hp 2.0-litre version is available only on the Startline trim, while a more powerful 163hp 2.0-litre can be fitted to any of the range.

 

A thorough poke around at the Boat & Caravan Show can't determine how the Amarok drives, however. Check back here and in future issues of Practical Caravan for further reports.

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent caravan reviews

The Practical Caravan Weinsberg CaraOne 400 LK review 1 - Knaus offshoot Weinsberg offers a lot at an affordable level and with a palatable MTPLM of 1100kg (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
Practical Caravan's Swift Conqueror 560 review - 1 - Bang on trend, the four-berth Swift Conqueror 560 has a central washroom and rear island bed (© Bob McDowell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Swift Conqueror 580 review 1 - With its 1650kg MTPLM, you'll need a good-sized tow car to pull the new-for-2016 Swift Conqueror 580 (© Practical Caravan)

Xplore 586

£15,894

The Practical Caravan Xplore 586 review – 1 - The family-friendly, single-axle Xplore 586 has a 1350kg MTPLM and rides on an Al-Ko chassis (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Knaus StarClass 560 review – 1 - With its door on the nearside and bearing the British flag, there's no doubt at which market the Knaus StarClass 560 is aimed (© Andy Jenkinson/Practical Caravan)

R-pod RP-176

£17,999

Practical Caravan's 2016 R-pod RP-176 review - 1 - Can the features that make the R-pod RP-176 caravan a winner in the USA attract British families?
 (© Practical Caravan/Andy Jenkinson)