NZ Ute of the Year

The Amarok wins best in class! New Zealand Ute of the Year.

Volkswagen Amarok.

AA Driven New Zealand Ute of the Year 2018.


Award quote from the judging panel;

“Kiwis no longer see the ute as a work horse, instead it takes pride of place in the garage as the family vehicle, so it's up to manufacturers to meet the needs and Volkswagen has done this in spades with the Amarok. Not only does it have superb handling but European styling inside and out while introducing the most powerful V6 diesel engine in its class.”


  1. Best in class criteria  -


  1. Best in Class – Utility finalist
    1. The finalists for the Utility segment were revealed last night and included:
      1. Volkswagen Amarok
      2. Ford Ranger
  • Mercedes X-Class