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The Amarok handled water crossings, rocky climbs and slippery trails without trouble.
On tarred road, the Amarok has proven to be one of the best bakkies available with responsive handling and SUV-like steering, although the ride can be a bit wobbly at the rear without any weight there.
Comfortline and Highline derivatives come standard with 6.33-inch Composition Media radio system with touchscreen and capacitive colour display.
The good thing about the V6 is that it can go from highway cruising to steep off-road work without having to touch a lever, switch or dial, something that rivals lack.
Unique in the segment, Amarok’s cargo bed is 1.55 metres long and 1.62 metres wide, allowing a Euro pallet to be loaded diagonally. The V6 feels extremely strong from behind the wheel, not only pulling strongly off the mark but also having plenty of punch through the middle of the rev range.
While it isn’t as quiet or refined as a Porsche or Audi, it is smooth for a bakkie.
Available from launch are three derivatives, Comfortline (previously Trendline), Highline and Highline Plus.
Before all the styling changes, the real story of the new Amarok is the engine.