Japanese ute manufacturers are waiting with a degree of anxiety to see what kind of pricing will come with the Volkswagen Amarok when it's introduced here next year. The word from within VW is that at least some models will be highly competitive with the Japanese masses. Several were on show at Sydney and one of the things that most impressed me was the load area of the Dual Cab, 1555mm long by 1620mm wide to give a 2.52 cubic metre load. There's also 1222mm between the wheel wells. So what? That's important to some buyers because it's possible to load Euro pallets sideways and save space.