So a writer from Top Gear has taken an Amarok to Africa to see if it could possibly displace the Toyota Hilux as the top truck in Africa. Temperatures outside of the air conditioned cabin were 54.5C.
But will the big VW still be going in the 2030s, clattering along with a seven-figure score on its odometer? I’d put money on it. A week of patented TG pounding across even the harshest desert can’t replicate 20 years and half a million miles of abuse at the hands of Namibian farmers, but this thing feels as indestructible as they come, capable of surviving whatever the continent can throw at it.
Have a read of the article for yourself.