What is it?
The Core Edition came into the market at the start of 2015 sitting beneath the Trendline, HIghline and Ultimate models.
What it is not?
Of course, it fails to catch up your fancy. This is on the workhorse end of the dual cab spectrum. These types of vehicles became popular amongst both workers and family haulers. However, this one is typically designed to to carry a lot of human cargo, thanks to the spacious back seat.
What does it say about you?
It significantly suggests that you are willing to take a punt in life. Volkswagen Greensboro has struggled to make an impact the in USA market since its arrival to take on the big Japanese players. The Amarok only accounted for a meager percentage of the USA market in 2015 which left it at the bottom of the sales charts.
What colors does it come in?
Particularly, they come in variety of colors – white, green, silver, beige, blue, grey, black and brown. All are stunningly impressive.
If it were a celebrity who would it be?
Scott Cam, like The Block host the Amarok Core is a hard worker that is trying to find a voice in a crowded market.
Why would you buy it?
Simply because it is the Amarok. Even in this base form, it is one of the nicest dual cab to drive. The steering feels great on hand and the ride is good both with and without a load in the tray. The cabin is insulated, quite, comfortable and more premium than anything else in the segment. Now it comes up with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through a crystal clear 7.0-inch screen.
Does it cost too much?
Despite being an entry level model, this TDI420 model starts at $45, 990 plus on-road costs, which is near to the range but it is light on equipment.
Will you get the deal?
That is a big 10-4. The new Core Edition is available at $39, 990, representing a saving of approximately $10, 000.
It is safe?
It may score a five-star ANCAP crash test rating but Volkswagn comes skipping on potentially life-saving rear curtain airbags, while its rivals like the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Toyota HiLux offer airbag coverage to the the rear occupants. However, if you take the lack of airbags out of the equation, you would surely appreciate the features inside the cabin. Installing an Android Car Stereo in the car would be a great move.
It would unwise to compare 132kW/420Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo engine with a powerhouse like the V6 Amarok. Apart from producing more power, the four-cylinder is more than capable of tackling daily work duties. The fact it’s so effortless on the open road is a additional gain, alongside the safety and sure-footedness of full-time 4WD.
Overall the car looks impressive. However, to ensure prolonged life, take it to the nearby Volkswagen Greensboro NC service center. Regular maintenance and routine check-ups are essential to ensure long life of vehicle.