THIS year 2016 is going to be the year of the pick-up and the Volkswagen Amarok’s continued reign as Best Pick-Up in the 2016 Business Van Awards, we think, stands it in good stead against the many new models being launched this year.
The Amarok came top again simply because the winning 2.0-litre Trendline 180PS 4motion version is perfect for small firms and traders who want a no-nonsense workhorse with a higher level of specification and four-wheel drive traction.
Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 Trendline 180PS 4Motion
- Gross vehicle weight: 3,170kg
- Payload: 1,187 kg
- Load volume: n/a
- Fuel economy (combined): 35.2 mpg
- CO2 emissions: 211 g/km
- Price (ex-VAT): £22,745
A load compartment protective coating can be specified as an option, while if your business plans to be towing equipment, then tachograph preparation can be ordered if required.
But it’s not just the practical nature of the Amarok that makes it a winner. The range of options to enhance the pick-ups looks include items like optional side bars and steps, style bars for the rear loadspace, or 19-inch alloy wheels.
For added practicality and style, there is also the option of a rear window rack, underbody protection, secure toolbox which fits across the loadspace, a choice of tonneau covers, while optional parking sensors can help to prevent body damage when parking.
What’s more, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers small businesses operational back up with a National Service Pricing package. This offers interim services for an Amarok for as little as £135 (excluding VAT), or a full service for £260 (excluding VAT).
Little wonder, then, that the Amarok remains king of the pick ups.
The Business Van Awards 2016 are sponsored by Vanarama.
Best Pick-Up. What the judges were looking for?
- Open to both the workhorse utilitarian pick up and the smart luxury double cab
- We wanted to find the pick up that does the best job for its customers