• Posted

The new Volkswagen Amarok goes off-road

The sheer size of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Amarok model should be a pretty good indication as to how much power and force this truck really has. The top-end models can haul up to 3.5 tonnes, yet it’s one thing to say the Amarok is a monster off the road – and quite another to show it.

Enter the Amarok Trailblazers Challenge. As is shown in the video above, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sent a pair of potential Amarok drivers up to the Lake District to give 2017’s model and all its new bells and whistles a test drive. It saw the pairs rolling over rocky paths, touting loads in its massive bed – which features an incredible 2.52m² load surface – and even doing donuts on the beach.

Mighty on the outside, the Amarok is said to be just as impressive on the inside with a range of tech features. The new Amarok offers a Composition Media radio on a 16.5 colour touchscreen, rear-view cameras and electronic voice amplification that makes it easier for people in the back seats to hear those in the front – especially handy when you’re making use of the truck’s six speakers.

The improved Amarok now comes not just with a newer, sleeker look but with better steering, more comfortable seating that can be adjusted 14 ways and, most importantly, a 3.0L TDI V6 engine. The engine comes in three states of tune, with the most powerful offering 550Nm of torque. That’s a considerable step up from similar mid-sized trucks in its class.

All this might make you think the Amarok is a beast of a car – and in some ways, it is – but it’s designed to be as good-looking on the road as it is off. It’s got sleek horizontal lines, chrome fittings and a smooth drive to thank for that, not to mention roomy back seats that can fit a lot more than just a bag and a sheep dog.

For more info on the Volkswagen Amarok: https://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/range/new-amarok/amarok

Definitive Dead Rising 4 Experience Coming to PlayStation 4 this December

Definitive Dead Rising 4 Experience Coming to PS4 this December

Capcom has announced that a super-sized serving of Dead Rising 4 will be making its way for the first time to PS4 players across North America and Europe beginning on...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
“Digital Childhood”: Children as young as 12 treated at London hospital for ‘technology addiction’

“Digital Childhood”: Children as young as 12 treated at London hospital for ‘technology addiction’

Children’s entertainment has transformed significantly over the years. At present, children are more likely to use the internet than any other generation, with OFCOM (Office of Communications) reporting that internet...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
The O2 to Host UK’s First Virtual Reality Gaming Suite – VR Zone Portal London @ Hollywood Bowl, The O2

The O2 to Host UK’s First Virtual Reality Gaming Suite - VR Zone Portal London @ Hollywood Bowl, The O2

From August, Hollywood Bowl at The O2 is set to host the UK’s first ever, high quality, virtual reality gaming suite. Guests to the new installation, located inside Hollywood Bowl, will...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Gamescom 2017: AOC showcases superfast 240 Hz AGONG-SYNC monitor

Gamescom 2017: AOC showcases superfast 240 Hz AGONG-SYNC monitor

Just in time for Gamescom 2017, AOC will unleash its latest 240 Hz gaming monitor, which will be available shortly. Apart from its refresh rate, the AOC AGON AG251FG boasts...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
TalkTalk’s New Community Receives Global Recognition

TalkTalk’s New Community Receives Global Recognition

TalkTalk wanted to transform the experience of its user community, recognising that their help and experience was at the heart of its digital strategy for all customers. After focus groups...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
iPhone 8: The number of Brits who will be upgrading this September

iPhone 8: The number of Brits who will be upgrading this September

September 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone, and although it hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, users can’t wait to get their hands on the newest model. New research from...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more