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2017 Volkswagen Amarok price and features

By Tony O’Kane, 09 Feb 2017 Car News

2017 Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen announces new pricetags and technology upgrades for its four-cylinder ute range.

Two months on from the arrival of the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 range-topper, Volkswagen Australia has announced 2017 pricing for the four-cylinder variants of its rugged 4x4 and 4x2 ute family.

Now sporting updated exterior plastics and a greatly improved interior, the four-cylinder Amarok range also benefits from the same in-car technology upgrades that were first seen in the already-launched Amarok V6.

2017 Volkswagen Amarok

New features include an all-new dashboard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, new front bumper designs and a revised underbody guard on 4x4 models (also available on 4x2 Amaroks as a cost option). A reversing camera and rear parking sensors are standard on 4x4s and optional on 4x2s, though cab-chassis models don’t receive sensors at all.

The range has been rejigged to eliminate high-grade Highline four-cylinder models (the Highline spec is now reserved for V6 variants) though the Core Plus grade effectively takes its place by offering higher-quality cloth upholstery, carpets, front parking sensors, body-colour exterior plastics and post-collision braking system.

2017 Volkswagen Amarok interior

The range will continue to be offered with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, but last year’s entry-level model Amarok TDI 340 4x2 has been discontinued. The auto-only TDI420 4x2 cab chassis becomes the new entrypoint to Amarok ownership, priced at $38,490 – seven thousand dollars more than the superseded TDI340 4x2 manual.

One other notable absence from the 2017 Amarok range is a single-cab bodystyle. Dual-cab utes and cab-chassis variants continue to be offered, but a two-seat Amarok won’t be available in 2017-spec for now.

Pricing

Amarok TDI420 2WD Dual Cab Chassis 8-spd Automatic  $38,490
Amarok TDI420 2WD Dual Cab Ute 8-spd Automatic $39,990
Amarok TDI400 Core 4x4 Dual Cab Chassis 6-spd Manual $41,990
Amarok TDI400 Core 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 6-spd Manual $43,490
Amarok TDI420 Core 4x4 Dual Cab Chassis 8-spd Automatic $44,990
Amarok TDI420 Core 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 8-spd Automatic $46,490
Amarok TDI400 Core Plus 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 6-spd Manual $47,490
Amarok TDI420 Core Plus 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 8-spd Automatic $50,490
Amarok V6 Highline 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 8-spd Automatic $59,990
Amarok V6 Ultimate 4x4 Dual Cab Ute 8-spd Automatic $67,990