The new Amarok scored particularly well in the areas of adult and child occupant protection, scoring 86 percent and 93 percent respectively
Volkswagen’s new-generation Amarok will enter the Australian market with a five-star safety rating, according to Australia’s car testing body ANCAP.
The Amarok scored 86 percent for adult occupant protection, an impressive 93 percent for child occupant protection, 74 percent for vulnerable road users and 83 percent for safety assist.
It’s worth noting that the new Amarok gains rear side airbags for the first time – an addition not found on the last generation of Amarok.
What didn’t the Amarok do so well in?
ANCAP noted that the Amarok “could pose a risk for oncoming vehicles in a crash”, much like the related Ford Ranger and other large SUVs on the market.
The safety authority also noted that car-to-pedestrian AEB was rated as ‘adequate’ rather than ‘good’ .
Pre-orders for the Volkswagen Amarok are now open, with first deliveries to take place in May 2023.
All 2023 Volkswagen Amaroks come fitted as standard with the following safety features:
On certain models, the following safety assistance features are standard:
As you might expect with the two vehicles sharing the same platform, the Ford Ranger scored an almost identical safety rating as the new Volkswagen Amarok, with the only difference being a 2 percent lower adult occupant protection score of 84 percent (versus 86 percent for the Amarok).
It’s worth noting that all Rangers are included, bar the Raptor which is untested.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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