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PICK-UP SOME EXTRA POWER POINTS WITH NEW RANGE-TOPPING AMAROK ON SALE NOW

Jun 22, 2018

  • Most powerful Amarok pick-up now available for order; first deliveries due September
  • 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine now delivers 258 PS – plus 14 PS overboost - and 580 Nm torque
  • New engine will replace previous top-spec 224 PS unit
  • Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic standard with 258 PS

Since it was launched in December 2016, the Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been the only pick-up to be offered exclusively with a high-powered 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine. And this powertrain has stood the current holder of the International Pick-up of the Year title in good stead, satisfying customers looking for a luxury double-cab which is as at home on road as it is competent and comfortable on the toughest of off-road terrain.

Adding extra desirability to the range, the multi-award-winning pick-up is now available with 258 PS or briefly even 272 PS (200 kW) when using the overboost function. More torque – 580 Nm instead of the 550 to date – is also now available between 1,400 and 3,000 rpm, with full power on tap from 3,250 to 4,000 rpm. Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox come as standard on the Amarok with the new top engine.

The new 258 PS powertrain is offered to UK customers in standard range-topping Highline trim only, and replaces the 224 PS unit. The Amarok remains available with a 204 PS (six-speed manual or eight-speed auto) and 163 PS (manual only) engine.

Highline adds a host of features on top of the standard Amarok’s already generous specification. As well as items including ABS, ESP and automatic post-collision braking system, climatronic air conditioning, Composition Media infotainment system with touchscreen and App-Connect, Highline gains 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and side bars, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera and Vienna leather upholstery.

The new 258 PS Amarok can be ordered now. Prices for the new Highline model with 258 PS engine start at £34,325 (basic, excluding VAT and OTR). The entry-level model to the range, the 163 PS Trendline, costs £24,510 (basic).

For more information or to test drive an Amarok, visit your local Van Centre or go to www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

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About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

For more information, please contact Amy Allen, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07983 535116, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations, on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

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