TG drives the VW Amarok in Africa
Another epic Top Gear magazine feature from the archives: the only thing between us and certain death is a VW...
Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Enter VW. The Amarok, hopes Wolfsburg, can bring a soupçon of car-like sophistication to a sector that regards digital clocks and electric windows as a bit nouveau. It's available with Volkswagen's latest, quietest diesels and a posh eight-speed auto 'box, as well as the firm's full road-car options list. It's quiet and passably sophisticated, holding pace on motorways without reducing your ears to pulp. Nice in theory, but quietness and posh kit counts for nothing in wildest Namibia unless the pickup they're stuck to can survive a particularly nasty apocalypse. Prove you can take a beating, VW, then we'll admire your smart leather and dual-zone climate control.