During the judging process, the Amarok was praised by the jury for its 'effortless off-road abilities', while its capacity on-road was judged to be the best against all other competitors. The jury was also impressed by the Amarok's interior, in particular, the layout and generous space for both front and rear passengers in the double-cab cabin.
On the Amarok's success, the jury commented: 'The new Volkswagen Amarok distinguishes itself by fantastic driving qualities, both on- and off-road. It sets new standards in the pick-up category in respect to load capacity, payload, interior room, comfort, ergonimics and fuel consumption.'
Set for launch in Australia in 2011, the Amarok boasts the largest load dimensions in its class, a maximum payload capacity of 1,057kg and maximum towing limit of 2.8 tonnes.
All models also feature advanced technology and safety systems including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) with Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Assist and off-road ABS designed to significantly shorten stopping distances on loose surfaces.