Nissan Navara Vs VW Amarok

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Here's a quick comparison between the D40 Nissan Navara and the VW Amarok. The VW Amarok is due to be released on 1 March 2011.

The big two, 4x4 utes in the country are the Hilux and Navara but VW is hoping that the new Amarok will be able to sell in big numbers to rival the two. There is no reason to doubt VW due to their brand image.

The diesel only Navara is probably a better comparison to the Amarok than the Hilux based on looks. Namely both conservative or traditional. Both also use smaller capacity turbo diesel engines that produce an impressive power and torque by 2010 standards. The 2011 Navara will also have the new V6 3 litre diesel that is claimed to produce 170Kw and a massive 550Nm BUT also at a huge price premium.

With the all new Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 to be released in the next 12 months the ute class will be very interesting to watch.

Specification comparison below!


VW Amarok
VS
D40 Nissan Navara


We've already sat in both and think that the Navara's dashboard area still needs to be designed due to the cheap ambience. The Amarok despite the VW badge does not have the same quality of materials used in the passenger range. However the Amarok's interior is better than VW's existing van range and the Navara. We definitely prefer the Amarok to the Navara and we know you will too. The build quality on the demo Amarok model was very good although we did detect some interior panel fit issues which we can only assume will be fixed on production models.

The biggest problems with the Amarok is that it does not appear to be designed with commercial or even family interests. The glove box is tiny and the center console looks big but not impressive. Likewise there are essentially zero places to install CB radios or other communication or GPS systems.

Overall there is nothing exceptional about either car and we'd be living in fantasy land to use the option of two tone interior trim in the Amarok is a key selling point. Furthermore the lack of low range gearing on some 4WD models doesn't help lift the Amarok's image.

We can only conclude until we get to drive the VW that the Navara needs a interior update to compete.

 

 


Last known pricing (APPROX)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

D40 Nissan Navara (Dual Cab)
2010 FROM $42,660-$53,490 AUD
around $41,000 for ABN holders

VW Amarok pricing
2011 FROM $43,990-58,990 AUD
 


 

 

Volkswagen Amarok (4x4 MY2011) D40 Nissan Navara

 

Engines  
TSI300
2 Litre (1968cc) Petrol
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Turbo charged with intercooler
Claimed 118Kw @ 3800 RPM
Claimed 300Nm @ 1600 RPM

CDBA TDI340
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
2 Litre (1968cc)
Claimed 90Kw @ 3750 RPM
Claimed 340Nm @ 1750 RPM
Note The Amarok uses a 2 litre engine and high pressure turbo!

DDCA TDI400
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
2 Litre (1968cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 400Nm @ 1500-2000 RPM
Note The Amarok uses a 2 litre engine and high pressure turbo!

DDCA TDI420 (TBA)
2 Litre (1968cc) Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
Claimed 132Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 420Nm @ 1500 RPM

V9X
V6 Diesel
DOHC Turbo charged with intercooler
Direct injection
3.0 Litre (2998cc)
Claimed 170Kw @ 3750RPM
Claimed 550Nm @ 1750RPM

VQ40
V6 Petrol
DOHC EFI
4 Litre (3954cc)
Claimed 198Kw @ 5600 RPM
Claimed 385Nm @ 4000 RPM

YD25 (Modified May 2010)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.5 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 403Nm @ 2000 RPM
 

Weight  
Up to 2110 Kg
Towing capacity up to 2800kg
1940 - 2001Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 80 litres
IL4 TDI400 Diesel 7.9 lts per 100km
IL4 TDI340 Diesel 7.4 lts per 100km
Up to 80 litres
IL6 Petrol 13.6-14 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 9.8-10.5 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
6 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1835/1954
Overall length/Wheelbase 5254/3095
Tray L1555 x W1222-1620 x D508 mm
Total payload capability 1000kg?? (Approx)
NCAP safety rating ?/5
6 speed manual or 8 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1779/1850
Overall length/Wheelbase 5230/3200
Track (front/rear) 1570/1570
Tray L1511mm x W1485mm x D457mm
Total payload capability 820kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 3/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 28
Departure 23
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 429mm
Water Fording depth 500mm Max
All Wheel Drive or 2WD
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 29-32
Departure 22-27.5
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 205-217mm
Water Fording depth N/A
Part-time 4x4
Performance Performance

0-100kph 11.1secs (diesel)

 

Pricing  
2011 FROM $43,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
 
2011 FROM $43,990-58,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...


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