‘SOLID AS A 'ROK?’
Added 10th April, 2017
By Jonathan Crouch
Customers looking for a quality pick-up from the 2010 to 2017 era aren't necessarily expecting their vehicles to be advanced, car-like and fuel efficient. But most would be very pleased if they were. These are people who should get themselves behind the wheel of a pre-facelift first generation Amarok. You do have nagging worries in the plush, car-like cabin as to whether this vehicle really is going to prove as tough and durable as its Asian rivals in the long term. Volkswagen of course, always played down these concerns, pointing to this vehicle's development in the Patagonian wilderness and its use on the testing Paris-Dakar rally. Many satisfied owners would agree.
This aside, the only issues are those common to all pick-ups, essentially based around a utilitarian on-tarmac feel. And this is less of an issue with an Amarok than with many rival models. And overall? Well with this pick-up, a European brand at last gave the Far Eastern brands something they could learn from.