If you think this car because of its external dimensions rather belong to the American continent, then you are absolutely right, what the production facility concerns, because this is the VW plant in Argentina. Competitive enough the car but also found in North America. It is the first VW-Pickup, which is worthy of its name.
The VW Taro of 1989 does not really count, because this was a true Toyota. And with the open Golf van the Amarok can not really be compared. To imposing it's, no surprise with these sizes. You already see from outside that there is enough space inside.
We show up even the common cabin, although this is still not officially to buy. Here you can use even more cargo area. This is even more interesting for the small craft producer, because whether the holder of such a company optional use the car for family trips, seems more than questionable.
Which brings us to the driving characteristics, for such a vehicle almost too noble. You would expect rather a rough-diesel with simple, shiftable four-wheel and leaf-spring rigid axles. Not at all. Not only are there (soon) the all-wheel optional, but also available in two versions, permanent or shiftable with off road gear reduction.
And what the chassis concerns, this is capable of fast action sports at a - for the dimensions -tolerable turning circle. The now by charging and intercooler enormously strengthened diesel engine range is already beyond doubt. This of course also affects the security devices on which you can count a special off road ABS/ESP and e.g. the downhill driving assistants.
However, the Amarok competes in the New World in a segment that has traditionally been very much battle-tested on the sale price. It will be interesting how will claim the much more expensive and sophisticated technology. 10/10