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VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES PICKS UP FIRST 2020 TROPHY FOR AMAROK AT WHAT CAR? AWARDS

Jan 14, 2020

  • What Car? 2020 Pick-up Truck of the Year Award for Volkswagen Amarok
  • Award retained for second year running
  • Quality of product essential to judges’ decision
  • Powerful 3.0-litre V6 engine at heart of popular pick-up model

Milton Keynes, UK – The Volkswagen Amarok has retained its position at the top of the class, having retained its title as Best Pick-up Truck at the What Car? Awards 2020. The awards were presented at a prestigious ceremony in London tonight .

The winning model, the Amarok Trendline 3.0-litre TDI V6 4MOTION 204 PS once again won over the hearts and minds of the What Car? judging panel with its unique blend of on- and off-road abilities and all-round quality.

Commenting on the result, editor of What Car? Steve Huntingford said: “Just because a pick-up truck is expected to lead a hard-working life, that doesn't mean quality in other areas must be compromised, and the Volkswagen Amarok presents the most compelling all-round package in the class. In fact, the Amarok even gives conventional SUVs a run for their money.”

The winning model is the entry-level variant, costing £28,600 (RRP ex VAT and OTR costs). In addition to the 204 PS engine, a 258 PS is also available in Highline trim. And in October 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched new Black Edition and Aventura Black Edition models which boast extra equipment and styling features.

Commenting on the win, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Carl zu Dohna, said: “I was delighted to collect the inaugural What Car? pick-up award for the Amarok last year, and it’s great to retain the title.

“Amarok sales in the UK increased in 2019, showing our versatile 4x4 is still popular with buyers looking for a workhorse that also has good on-road manners; and I’m grateful to the expert judges at What Car? for recognising its abilities and appeal.”

For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk. To read What Car?’s
full verdict, click here: https://whatcar.com/volkswagen/amarok/pick-up/review/n17220

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About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

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