Tuned by the same team behind the HSV GTSR W1 super sedan, the W580 is a grand tourer-like pickup truck with MTV dampers, a suspension lift, 20- by 9.0-inch forged alloys, and special touches on the inside and outside. Available in two flavors, this handling-focused Amarok can be had from 71,990 kangaroo bucks ($55,335 at current exchange rates).
The Ranger Raptor, by comparison, is an unparalleled off-road weapon. Currently offered with a 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel, the next generation of the go-anywhere pickup truck will be available in the United States with a gasoline-fed engine. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost and plug-in hybrid assistance are often rumored by the U.S. automotive media for this application, but the 2.7- and 3.0-liter EcoBoost powerplants are prime candidates as well.
Word has it the Amarok is supposed to feature the single-turbo EcoBlue as the base powerplant in this part of the world. A 3.0-liter option in the guise of the Power Stroke V6 is likely to replace the VW-developed 3.0 TDI V6.
As far as the Commonwealth of Australia is concerned, Toyota is the best-selling brand of 2020 and the HiLux is the best-selling pickup. The Ford Ranger follows suit in the mid-size segment while the Volkswagen Amarok isn’t doing too hot because it’s noticeably more expensive than both rivals.