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Volkswagen Amarok 2012

The 2012 Volkswagen Amarok range of configurations is currently priced from $9,500. Our most recent review of the 2012 Volkswagen Amarok resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 2012 Volkswagen Amarok carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Amarok 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Amarok key doesn't fit ignition barrel

    That’s usually a result of using the wrong key, or of wear of the key or the lock barrel. As your car is relatively new it shouldn’t be wear, but I would suspect that the key is not mating perfectly with the lock barrel. I would approach VW for a solution, perhaps a new lock and keys.

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  • Worn key can't start Amarok

    The lock barrel spinning is usually a sign of the key being worn. When it happens remove the key and insert it again, or use the spare key, which presumably won't be worn.

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  • Amarok auxiliary belt, engine problem

    This is just another example of VW dodging a problem they know exists. Yours is not the only Amarok to suffer this problem, other owners have experienced the same thing. The auxiliary belt fails due to dirt and dust and bits of the belt find their way into the timing belt and cause tat to fail or jump teeth. The end result is often a destroyed engine, as has happened to your car. It's poor design, inadequate testing, and questionable ethics on VW's part having discovered the problem. Even though the warranty has expired on your car VW is still responsible through the statutory laws around consumer protection. The car as it was sold to you is clearly not fit for purpose, it has a design flaw that led to the failure of the engine. Do not take VW's denial of responsibility as the end of the matter; they are only trying to fob you off. Go straight to the top of VW Australia and contact the company's boss, John White directly.

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  • 2012 VW Amarok brake wear

    Wear is only one aspect of braking a carmaker has to consider, there is also the performance and things such as the effect of the pad material used on the environment. You tell us that the non-genuine pads wear better than the factory ones, but you make no mention of the braking performance or the environmental suitability of the material. I agree that the brake pad life today is poor and it would be great of carmakers would do something about improving it.

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Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Amarok 2012 is currently available from $9,500 for the Amarok TDI400 (4X4) up to $29,990 for the Amarok TDI420 Highline (4x4).

Pricing guides

$21,227
Based on 98 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$9,500
Highest Price
$29,990
Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $11,800 $17,380
TDI400 (4X2) Ute 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $12,700 $18,370
TDI400 (4X4) Ute 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $12,600 $18,260
TDI400 Highline (4x4) Ute 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $14,100 $19,910
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Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Volkswagen Amarok are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1944mm x 1834mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Dimensions  include 1820mm height, 1944mm width, 5181mm length.
Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 1820x1944x5181 mm 230 mm
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 1820x1944x5181 mm 230 mm
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 1834x1944x5181 mm 265 mm
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 1834x1944x5181 mm 265 mm
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Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Volkswagen Amarok will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Amarok vary from 16x6.5 inches to 19x8 inches.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 205 R16 16x6.5 inches 205 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 205 R16 16x6.5 inches 205 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI400 (4X2) Ute 205 R16 16x6.5 inches 205 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI400 (4X4) Ute 205 R16 16x6.5 inches 205 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Amarok’s towing capacity ranges from 2800kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 3000kg
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3000kg
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 2800kg
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 2800kg
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Volkswagen Amarok 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Volkswagen Amarok is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Amarok currently offers fuel consumption from 7.3 to 9.6L/100km. The Volkswagen Amarok is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, PULP and ULP.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.3L/100km
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.4L/100km
TDI340 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.7L/100km
TDI400 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.4L/100km
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 9.5L/100km
TSI300 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 9.6L/100km
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