THE Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline ute has become 4WD Victoria’s new flagship vehicle.
The president of Victoria’s peak off-road organisation, Wayne Hevey, received the keys of the turbo-diesel-powered variant from Volkswagen Group Australia’s managing director, Michael Bartsch.
The handover took place during the annual Spirit of Amarok event, which was held at the Melbourne 4x4 Training and Proving Ground near Werribee.
“[The] Amarok V6 has raised the expectations of ute buyers and fundamentally changed the market,” Mr Bartsch said. “As even our four-cylinder Amarok Core manuals have shown here on this challenging course – one from which we had to haul out a rival brand ute this week – Volkswagen vehicles are part of this nation’s automotive landscape.”
Volkswagen Group Australia is also an ongoing sponsor of 4WD Victoria. “[The organisation provides] thousands of owners with best practice, safe and sustainable off-roading experiences,” Mr Bartsch said.
The Spirit of Amarok event pits 126 competitors from all over Australia against each other for a challenging off-road trial. The three winning teams – comprised of two members – will represent Australia at the international Spirit of Amarok event to be held in South Africa in August.