Manual Amar Amar Core 2017 car
Australians may be losing their appetite for regular road cars, pits and wagons, but our taste buds are noisy when it comes to SUVs and light commercials.
So far in 2017, passenger vehicle sales have only decreased by more than nine percent (compared to the same period last year), while a growing range of sports vehicles and commercial trucks are driving the segment. this part increased.
Best selling car in the country? The Toyota HiLux was humble for a while, with Ford’s Ranger chasing hotly; marked the development of rough and tough ute into a much more sophisticated proposition, serving as a working tool, family transportation and recreational vehicle.
Volkswagen brought Amarok (Inuit for Arctic Wolf, by the way) into this swollen pool in 2010, and despite a lot of upgrades, including diesel engine options late last year, still outperformed HiLux. seems ‘unbreakable’.
Therefore, in order to raise awareness and graphically present the qualities of its ute service, Volkswagen has entered the third year of ‘Spirit of Amarok’, a driving event designed to bring owners of competitors, as well as some Amarok devotees together, with the aim of opening up the minds of VW’s ute ownership and promoting positive word of mouth in the real world.
Volkswagen’s invitation to experience specially designed courses on the basis of this event gave CarsGuide the perfect opportunity to test the ability of the mid-range Core model in an absolutely difficult environment. And sometimes, challenging.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
Spirit of Amarok is run internationally by Volkswagen and the various countries involved have standardized the best-selling Core model, in the ‘Dual Cab’ configuration, four-wheel drive (4WD), powered by four. 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine cylinder engine, powered by a 6-speed manual gearbox.
It is fair to say that VW has not pushed the edge of the envelope very far from Amarok’s appearance, applying the brand’s corporate face to a handsome but relatively unbelievable exterior design.
The high riding posture is the entry cost for the item, with plenty of clear air above the tires, and the wheel arch extension clearly dials a mechanical clock.
Inside is the familiar territory of Volkswagen, with the function of gaining the upper hand, resulting in a simple, minimalist, contoured design.
The clean lines and user-friendly controls are undoubtedly more cars than trucks, with obvious equipment including digital speed readings in multi-function trip computers, not to mention decoration. ‘Austin’ fabric adds polish and sophistication to the commercial universe.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Amarok’s scale is significant, 5.2m long, 1.9m wide (2.2m to the edge of the mirror, becomes a little important later), only 1.8m taller and the wheelbase reaches 3.1m .
Unsurprisingly, those spacious exterior dimensions moved into generous interior space, with a large cargo tank at the back.
The first big marker goes to 1222mm between the wheelarch tubes in the tray, allowing for a full size palette.
The dual core cab has five comfortable seats, with one hectare of space in front and (for this 183cm tester) on average legs, and especially headroom, at the rear. There are no specific ventilation outlets in the back, though.
On the storage side, there’s a covered central control box between the front seats, extra sockets and USB sockets, lockable glove box, 12 volt outlet, lighters (naughty), storage box handy, a bottle-holding door, odd space here and there, hands grabbing the strategy, as well as two mugs at the front and a pair at the back. The floor mats are rubber, in keeping with the versatile capabilities of Amarok Core.
The back seat can be folded down, or alternatively, you can lift up the cushion to accommodate awkward items. But if it’s the cargo space you pursue, it’s best to get out of the cabin and go around to the back.
The first big marker goes to 1222mm between the wheelarch tubes in the tray, allowing for a full size palette. Overall, the load space is 1555mm long and 1620mm wide (at its widest point) for a total area of 3.6 square meters.
There are also four sturdy anchor points, decent work lights integrated into the overhead stop light, 12 volt outlet and a step integrated into the rear bumper. The spare parts are full size.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
Priced at $ 43,490, the Amarok Core Dual Cab 4×4 fits the top three segment players in terms of price and standard features for an equivalent specification.
That neat cash means that the parameter list includes climate control, cruise control, plus a 6.3-inch color touch screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities). to access audio systems and six-speaker media, including Bluetooth connectivity.
There’s also leather upholstery on the control knob, handbrake lever and steering wheel, multifunction cruise computer, rear parking distance control, 16-inch ‘Korama’ alloy wheels, and a range of technologies. Active and passive safety. down.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
TDI400 is a dual cam on the 2.0-liter, 16-valve cooled, twin-turbo diesel engine producing 132kW at 4000 rpm and 400Nm from an ultra-low starting point of 1500rpm, with maximum towing capacity on the thread until 2250. rpm.
It is built around an iron block with alloy head, and features direct rail joint injection for maximum strength and efficiency.
It is powered by a 6-speed manual gearbox, with the drive going to all four wheels via Volkswagen’s selectable ‘4Motion’ all-wheel drive system, with a default 50/50 distribution between the front and rear axles. in 4WD mode.