The Volkswagen Amarok is officially the first ute in its class to be awarded a 5 Star rating by ANCAP (The Australasian New Car Assessment Program), making it the safest dual-cab ute in Australia. All Amarok variants with permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and selectable 4MOTION four-wheel drive were awarded this 5 Star rating. To achieve an ANCAP 5 Star rating, the Amarok had to achieve the highest internationally recognised standards in all test categories.
This result reflects the outstanding safety features that come standard across the entire Amarok range. With standard driver and front passenger airbags, front head/thorax side airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist as well as Off Road ABS/ASR and EDL, the Amarok is a leader amongst its competitors.
Phil Clark, Commercial Vehicles Director, is delighted with the announcement: “We always knew that the Amarok was going to be a strong contender in the very competitive ute market, but to receive a 5 Star rating from ANCAP was the icing on the cake. We are proud to be the first automotive manufacturer in Australia to highlight the importance of standard safety features across all model variants, ensuring that every Amarok customer travels with the highest level of safety.”
The Amarok goes on sale in Australia as of 1 March 2011.