Amarok wins inaugural What Car? pick-up award

The Amarok has kicked off 2019 in style, by picking up the inaugural What Car? Pick-Up of the Year award. A combination of excellent on- and off-road capabilities secured our model the sought-after trophy.

The pick of the pick-up bunch according to What Car? is the Amarok Trendline 204PS with automatic gearbox, priced at £27,450 (basic RRP excl VAT). Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: “If you want a pick-up that can put in a hard shift during the week then become family transport at the weekend, then look no further than the Volkswagen Amarok. Modern pick-ups are expected to do it all, and this one truly does.”

Volkswagen Brand Director Carl zu Dohna was presented the award at a ceremony in London, he added: “The Amarok has been a big hit since it was relaunched in 2017, and it has maintained its popularity among both long-standing fans as well as those new to the pick-up market. This is a booming sector and we’re delighted that a publication with as much clout as What Car? has recognised the Amarok’s qualities and appeal.”

The latest Amarok has proved popular with fleets and retail buyers alike since it was launched in January 2017, thanks to its powerful and torquey 3.0-litre V6 engine, robust off-road credentials and premium position and interior.

Just under 3,500 Amaroks found homes in the UK in 2018, a 17-per-cent increase on 2017’s sales.

View the latest offer on the new Amarok here