Volkswagen Amarok 2018 International Pick-up Award

Volkswagen Amarok wins 2018 International Pick-up Award

The latest generation of the pick-up was on sale from September 2016 and comes with torquey V6 diesel engines.


After the first-generation model won the award in 2010, the second version of the Volkswagen Amarok pick-up has taken the International Pick-up Award for 2018.

With the latest model coming with 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines that provide plenty of power and torque, the Amarok is capable of reaching 120mph and can get from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds.

2016 Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck

Available with premium features such as a touchscreen infotainment system and leather trim, the Amarok has a high-quality finish and is the recipient of the award that is only handed out every two to three years.

Eckhard Scholz, chairman of the board for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: "We are very grateful to have received the IPUA 2018 and feel honoured by the decision of the international expert jury.

“With the new Amarok, we've once again listened to what customers want and been able to achieve more power, more torque and also better capability for deployment on any terrain. This is more than just pure luxury and lifestyle.”

2016 Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck

The jury for the International Van of the Year awards were impressed by the on- and off-roading abilities of the V6 Amarok and said: "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 120 to 190 kW, fulfils the power and torque desires of all customer groups."

The Amarok is the first pick-up to win the award twice.

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