4×4 Australia Magazine has judged 4×4’s highest achievers and the Volkswagen Amarok was the clear leader in the ute segment.

The Amarok has proved a huge success since arriving in Australia and its list of achievements also include the coveted tile 4×4 Australia Magazine’s “2011 4×4 Ute of the Year” award.

Behind the success of the Amarok is its benchmark off-road ability and on-road refinement which help to set it apart from the other utes in the class.

4×4 Australia’s Road-Test Editor, Fraser Stronach, sums up the Amarok strengths in his review; “On the road the Amarok rides and handles far better than any ute should and it also offers a near passenger-car-like level of refinement and noise suppression.”

“Engines in other new utes on the marker may look better on paper but, on the road, the Amarok gives little or nothing away in terms of performance and wins on refinement and economy.

“It’s a cut, if not several cuts, above the class average.”

“Topping off the Amarok is a big and comfortable cabin and the best tray in the business,” wrote Mr Stronach.

The Amarok uses Volkswagen’s latest 2.0-litre common rail diesel engine to bring new levels of refinement and efficiency to the pick-up market, yet is just as powerful and more efficient than rivals that still use larger capacity units.

Phil Clark, Volkswagen’s Director of Commercial Vehicles was pleased to hear of the Amarok’s latest success.

“‘These accolades are a great testament to the success of the Amarok and with the recent release of our 8-Speed Automatic and Single Cab Amarok variants we are happy to be able to give the industry a new benchmark to work towards.”

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