The world is a big, big place. This is the first thought that comes to mind when entering the Amarok. Considering the car’s length, it’s only normal that there’s enough room in the cabin to accommodate five – we are talking about the four-door cab version of the vehicle.
The word that perfectly describes the driving position is “tall”. You feel like you sit just a little bit higher than drivers in SUVs, which gives you great visibility. However, the vehicle’s dimensions don’t allow you to be perfectly aware of the objects that are very close to the car, so you’ll have to pay extra attention.
The practical character of the car is present throughout the cabin, with a perfect example being the multitude of storage spaces, all of which offer a cavern-like space.
The vehicle we tested was also fitted with storage compartments under the front seats. Want another example? The 12V socket placed on top of the dashboard, which is ideal for powering a radar detector, for example.
You’ll find a multitude of elements borrowed from the VW group’s treasure chest, most of them being stretched to fit the generous dimensions of the vehicle’s cabin.
As for the bed, this is large enough for any carrying ambitions. Our test car was fitted with a superstructure for the bed, which meant that the car’s carrying capabilities were amplified. Unfortunately, this was badly made – you could even see the gaps between certain surfaces, gaps that allow the snow to enter during the winter.
Again, we have to remember that we are talking about a workhorse here. The Amarok has one of the best, if not the best, interior in its class, but this doesn’t rise to the standard set by Volkswagen’s road cars.