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August 21st 2019 - Volkswagen

Posted on January 11, 2020

The Ute we had to have: Amarok V6 manual confirmed; V6 Highline Black and Canyon coming

Volkswagen Australia has listened to its customers and fans and successfully lobbied for the Amarok Australia wanted: the powerful V6 Amarok fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and low-range transfer case.

In addition, the Australian Amarok range will expand in the coming months to include two new models: the permanent addition of the Amarok V6 Highline Black, and the return of the Amarok Canyon special edition.

From Bondi to Birdsville, Australians have taken to the class-leading performance of the V6 Amarok in droves, with the high-specification range of Volkswagen’s dual cab ute consistently outselling four-cylinder derivatives. In some months V6 variants have comprised more than 80% of Amarok sales.

While the Amarok’s eight-speed ZF automatic has proved extremely versatile in all conditions with torque available at the bottom of the rev range; for the off-road enthusiast, a manual variant of the V6 Amarok is still perceived as the Holy Grail for traversing peaks and shifting terrain. That has now become a reality thanks to the support of Australian fans.

Ryan Davies, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia, was delighted to offer this Amarok variant to customers.

“At every off-road, caravan and camping expo and Big Red Bash concert the team and I attend, we speak with current owners and members of the off-roading community who have begged us to bring an Amarok V6 manual to Australia,” Mr Davies explained.

“It was because of that passion that we were able to mount a case with our head office in Germany to build one and, based on Australia remaining the number one export market in the world for the V6 Amarok, we are finally able to offer this unique, Aussie-spec ‘Rok.”

Available from December, the Amarok V6 manual will be offered in the ever-popular Core model variant in keeping with the vehicle’s intended off-road focus.


Amarok V6 Core 4×4 Manual – Performance
Max power –165kW (180kW on overboost)
Max torque –500Nm
Transmission –6 Speed Manual
Towing –3.0 Tonne braked towing

Amarok V6 Highline Black

On sale this month, the Amarok V6 Highline variant offer expands to include a unique ‘Black’ specification, carrying with it a host of blacked-out features including 20-inch ‘Talca’ black alloy wheels, styling bar and side bars in high gloss back finish, black rear bumper, ‘Salipra’ cloth seat trim in Palladium colour scheme and, to complete the look, black badging on the Amarok’s tailgate.

The Highline Black becomes a permanent fixture in the V6 Highline range from August, and is available from an RRP of $64,990.

3.0 litre V6 TDI
Torque –580Nm
Power –190kW (200kW on overboost)

“Salipra” Cloth seat upholstery in Palladium (Vienna leather* with heated seats optional at extra cost)
Black headlining and pillar trims
“Discover Media” Navigation system with App-Connect

20-inch ‘Talca’ black alloy wheels
High gloss finish black styling bar (long design) and side bars
Gloss black exterior mirrors
Gloss black/chrome radiator grill bars
Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
Front bumper design element
Black rear bumper



Arriving next month, the Canyon model special edition returns, this time offered as a V6. The Amarok V6 Canyon TDI550 comes standard with the 550Nm V6 turbo-diesel offered in Core and Highline models, as well as the venerable 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.

More than just a ‘sticker pack’ special edition, the Canyon comes with a raft of special features that instantly make the unique Amarok stand out from the pack; these include: special ‘Canyon’ seat trim, dark tinted tail lights, 17-inch ‘Aragua’ alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, ‘Canyon’ door and tailgate decals and a black rear bumper.

The Canyon is available in four colours, Candy White, Indium Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Effect and the iconic Outback Orange, which also uniquely comes standard with black guards over the wheel arches.

The Amarok V6 Canyon TDI550 will arrive in Volkswagen dealerships from September, and is currently limited to 350 units, priced from RRP $57,990.

Amarok Canyon Specifications

3.0 litre V6 TDI
Torque –550Nm
Power –165kW (180kW on overboost)

Cloth seat trim cover special edition Canyon
Black headlining and pillar trims
Multi-function display premium colour
Composition Media with App-Connect
Climatronic air conditioning system

17-inch ‘Aragua’ alloy wheels
Canyon door and tailgate decals
Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
Dark tinted rear taillights
Black rear bumper
Park distance control front and rear with reverse camera

May 1st 2019 - Isuzu

Posted on May 3, 2019

Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) is excited to announce the arrival of the limited edition 19MY Isuzu D-MAX X-RUNNER, available in showrooms 1st May 2019.

May 1st 2019 - Isuzu

Posted on May 3, 2019

Having recently been awarded two of Australia’s premier Customer Satisfaction Awards by Roy Morgan; the ‘2018 Car Manufacturer of the Year’ and the ‘2018 Best of the Best’ awards, Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) has introduced a number of updates to the 19MY D-MAX and MU-X range.

May 1st 2019 - Suzuki

Posted on May 3, 2019

The Suzuki Jimny has been named World Urban Car of the Year for 2019 at the New York International Auto Show.

1st May 2019 - Land Rover

Posted on May 3, 2019

3.0-litre 400PS Ingenium petrol engine now available in flagship Range Rover

30th April 2019 - Land Rover

Posted on May 3, 2019

Milestone moment on World Land Rover Day as new Land Rover Defender prepares to undergo unique Tusk Trust test

April 18th 2019 - Haval

Posted on May 3, 2019

SUV specialist HAVAL have upgraded their accomplished 7 seater 4WD by adding Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning as standard across the HAVAL H9 4WD range.

April 8th 2019 - Mahindra

Posted on May 3, 2019

Mahindra release their highly anticipated limited edition black mHawk Pikup.

March 27th 2019 - Great Wall

Posted on May 3, 2019

Great Wall Motor is set to unveil its next generation Ute at the Auto Shanghai Motor Show in April 2019.

March 26th 2019 - Mitsubishi

Posted on May 1, 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today unveiled the Triton Absolute, a concept model of the acclaimed Triton that embodies the rugged, solid, and uncompromising nature of MMC’s flagship ute at the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show 2019*.

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