posted 4 years ago

New Volkswagen Amarok Honoured

The Volkswagen Amarok has been honoured – again.

The Volkswagen Amarok has been honoured – again. This time the robustly constructed pick-up has been crowned 'Manliest Motor' by Zoo Magazine. Now, here is a thought. The 'toughest' men in the world seem to be elderly. I know several old boys who show staggering resilience in the face of life or death adversity. In contrast, today's young men spend their lives moisturising, watching Strictly Come Dancing, and wearing bright pink t-shirts. So, the new Volkswagen Amarok suits 'manly' men over seventy. The more feminine Volkswagen Beetle better suits those who have more beauty products than a teenage girl.

Zoo Magazine’s verdict on the Volkswagen Amarok said: ‘The Amarok packs so much testosterone, other cars melt in its presence. It's that manly, the brute can carry a tonne in the rear loading area, can tow over two tonnes and tackle angles up to a 45 degrees.’

Oh really? I know pensioners who can shift three tonnes of rock with their bare hands. The Zoo award is the latest in a long line of achievements for this memorable machine. What Van? have named it Best Pick-Up of the Year, and it served as a support vehicle is the Dakar Rally. This mighty mile-muncher even once helped demolish a 140 tonne steel chimney. That really is tough. Nobody will ever see this beast worrying about its bodywork.