Amarok is worth going off road for

The sophisticated VW pickup is a serious challenger in the established pick-up market, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

31st March, 2012
The Volkswagen Amarok: regardless of whether you like automatic gearboxes, this one turns convention on its head in terms of fuel economy, as it makes the Amarok more efficient.

While the Volkswagen Crafter van is no doubt a deserving recipient of the 2012 Irish Van of the Year award, I doubt the esteemed members of the jury ever expected to see it subjected to the sort of terrain we experienced in Spain. Soft dust and hidden rocks were just the start of it; inclines we couldn't walk up surprised everyone, while the axle-twisting section caused more than one moment where the van was seemingly...

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