2023 Volkswagen Amarok price and specs


The new Volkswagen Amarok has been priced for Australia.

With a starting price of $50,990 before on-roads, the starting price has risen by $5100 for 2023 – although the new Amarok promises to be a much safer, higher-tech proposition than its venerable predecessor.

Three engines will be offered: a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder (in two states of tune), a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, and a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

The 2.3-litre petrol engine is unique to the Amarok relative to the Ford Ranger with which it shares its platform.

Volkswagen will offer five trim levels: Core, Life, Style, PanAmerica, and Aventura.

High-end Aventura and PanAmericana models will hit Australia first towards the end of the first quarter of 2023, with lower-end models to follow.


  • 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Core
    • 2.0 TDI405 4Motion manual: $50,990
    • 2.0 TDI405 4Motion six-speed auto: $52,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Life 2.0 TDI500 4Motion 10-speed auto: $56,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Style
    • 2.0 TDI500 4Motion 10-speed auto: $66,990
    • 3.0 TDI600 4Motion 10-speed auto: $66,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Panamericana 3.0 TDI600 10-speed auto: $75,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Aventura
    • 3.0 TDI600 4Motion 10-speed auto: $79,990
    • 2.3 TSI452 4Motion 10-speed auto: $79,990


The entry-level TDI405 engine in the Amarok is a 2.0-litre single-turbo four-cylinder diesel making 125kW of power and 405Nm of torque. It’s sent to the road through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, along with a 4Motion four-wheel drive system with selectable 2H, 4H, and 4L modes.

The TDI500 has a bi-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel making 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and selectable four-wheel drive.

The TDI600 packs a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel making 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive.

The only petrol options is the TSI452, which is a turbocharged 2.3-litre petrol engine making 222kW of power and 452Nm of torque. It’s mated with a 10-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

Final fuel economy numbers of the Amarok haven’t been published for Australia. In the closely-related Ford Ranger, the TDI405 uses 8.0 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

The TDI500 uses a claimed 7.2 litres per 100km, and the TDI600 uses a claimed 8.4 litres per 100km.

All models will have an 80L fuel tank, and TDI models now have a 19.3L AdBlue tank instead of the 6.3L unit on the outgoing car.


The new Amarok measures 5350mm long, up 96mm on the previous model. It has a 3270mm wheelbase, and is 1910mm wide and and 1888mm tall.

Braked towing capacity is up to 3500kg and there’s a 6500kg gross combined mass. Payload is up to 1200kg depending on model.

Fording depth has increased from 500 to 800mm and thanks to the now-shorter overhangs, the front angle of approach figure is now 29 degrees, the departure angle is 21 degrees, and the ramp angle is 21 degrees.

Servicing and Warranty

The Amarok is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider Volkswagen range.

Service prices haven’t been confirmed.


The new Amarok hasn’t been crash-tested by Euro NCAP or ANCAP.

The related Ford Ranger has a five-star safety rating, suggesting the same is likely for the Amarok.

Standard safety equipment on the base Core includes:

  • Seven airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Multi-collision braking
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors

Moving to the Life adds:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Front parking sensors

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the Amarok Core includes:

  • Exterior
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Electric folding mirrors
    • LED headlights
    • Tow bar with trailer brake controller
    • Locking tailgate
    • Mud flaps
    • Cargo bed lighting and tie-downs
  • Interior
    • Fabric seats
    • Vinyl floors
    • Single-zone air-conditioning
    • 10-inch portrait touchscreen
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Digital radio
    • Wireless phone charging

Moving to the Amarok Life brings:

  • Exterior
    • Body-colour bumpers, mirrors, door handles
    • LED fog lights
    • Heated side mirrors with puddle lamps
    • Locking wheel nuts
    • Remote locking tailgate
  • Interior
    • Unique seat trim
    • Six-speaker stereo
    • Privacy glass
    • Leather-wrapped shifter, steering wheel
    • Carpet flooring and mats
    • Auto-dimming rear mirror
  • Other
    • Electronic park brake
    • Front tow hooks
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Automatic headlights

Moving to the Amarok Style adds:

  • Exterior
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Chrome rear bumper, steps
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Tub liner
    • Stainless steel sports bar
    • Insulated windshield
    • Keyless entry
  • Interior
    • ArtVelour seat trim
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Heated front seats
    • 12-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system
    • 12-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Ambient lighting
  • Other
    • 360-degree camera
    • Alarm system
    • Hands-free park assist

The Amarok Aventura brings:

  • Exterior
    • Chrome bumpers, mirror, handles
    • Rear sailplane
    • Electric roller cover
  • Interior
    • Leather seats (Savona)
    • Leather-trimmed dashboard

The Amarok PanAmericana adds:

  • Exterior
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • All-terrain tyres
    • Black bumpers, mirrors, door handles
    • LED tail lights
    • Black sports bar and steps
    • Soft tonneau cover
    • Roof rails
    • Spray-in tub liner
  • Interior
    • Leather seats
    • Leather-trimmed dash, doors
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • Black headliner
    • Powered passenger seat


  • Frozen White
  • Agate Black metallic
  • Blue Lightning metallic
  • Carbonized Grey metallic
  • Lucid Red metallic
  • Moondust Silver metallic
  • Diffused Silver metallic
  • Moroccan Blue metallic (unique to VW)

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