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Volkswagen Amarok picks up Best Utility Vehicle crown at auto trader New Car Awards

Volkswagen Amarok picks up Best Utility Vehicle crown at auto trader New Car Awards

The Volkswagen Amarok has been crowned Best Utility Vehicle at the fourth annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, voted for by over 181,000 real car owners.

The Amarok picked up top spot in 15 out of 16 judging criteria and was heavily praised for its mix of rugged styling and smooth powertrain.

The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles pick-up truck was chosen ahead of its rivals in the New Car Awards, voted for by over 181,000, making it the largest awards to date for Auto Trader.

The winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles. Owners were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria, from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs. They were also asked about their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “Volkswagen’s Amarok topped a whopping 15 of the 16 judging categories to take home the Auto Trader Best Utility Vehicle Award. Its blend of rugged styling and smooth powertrain makes it the obvious choice for our consumers. Well done to Volkswagen!

“Now in their fourth year, the Auto Trader New Car Awards recognise the brands and models that are considered the best by those whose opinions matter most, consumers. This year we had over 181,000 consumers telling us what they thought about all aspect of owning and driving a car, making this year’s awards the largest to date.”

Alice Axtell, Amarok Product Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are delighted the Amarok continues to pick up awards and it highlights what a fantastic engineering achievement the vehicle is. It’s hugely popular with customers because it offers the best of both worlds: reliability and versatility for life at work and comfort and refinement at the weekends. This is supported by the fact it scored well across the board in the Auto Trader New Car Awards.”

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