Amarok

Amarok made its European debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to set new standards in the sector and have a global appeal, the 4x4 double cab pick-up is named after the Inuit word for ‘wolf’

 

  • Double cab pick-up combines car-like comfort and technology with full off-road capability
  • New 3.0-litre V6 TDI replaces existing 2.0-litre engine, and offers up to 224 PS and 550 Nm
  • Exterior changes include revised bumper and grille to give full Volkswagen design DNA
  • All-new touchscreen infotainment system plus CarNet and App Connect enhance appeal
  • First UK deliveries of revised model are expected before the end of the year

 

  • Amarok made its European debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to set new standards in the sector and have a global appeal, the 4x4 double cab pick-up is named after the Inuit word for ‘wolf’
  • Latest model goes on sale in Europe at the end of September 2016. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Van Centres are due to start taking orders in September, with first customer deliveries expected before the end of the year
  • The new model is powered by an EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine (replaces the current 2.0-litre TDI with 140 or 180 PS) making it the only six-cylinder model in the segment
  • Top-of-the-range version of this 3.0-litre V6 delivers 224 PS and 550 Nm of torque channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, giving a top speed of 120 mph and a 0 to 62 mph time of 7.9 seconds
  • Despite this impressive performance and thanks in large part to standard BlueMotion Technology modifications including Stop/Start, battery regeneration, and modified engine design, the 224 PS Amarok is expected to use just 7.6 litres of diesel per 100 km* on the combined cycle (37.2 mpg) with CO2 emissions of 199 g/km*
  • Further iterations of this V6 TDI engine offer 163 PS (manual) or 204 PS (manual or auto); these will not be available at launch but offered to UK buyers later in 2017
  • New Amarok distinguishes itself from the previous model through new front bumper and radiator grille design including front fog lights, new alloy wheels and a third brake light with LED technology
  • Horizontal lines dominate the front of the new model, with much cleaner-looking, angled folds and edges.  Volkswagen’s design DNA is clearly visible in the new Amarok
  • Inside the cab the changes are more prominent with an all-new dash panel design which incorporates  Volkswagen’s MIB infotainment system with touchscreen, radio, navigation and new technology including the option of CarNet and App Connect systems. Bluetooth is also now a standard feature
  • A high level of safety comes as standard on the new Amarok, including Volkswagen’s award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which can reduce the chance or severity of a secondary accident in the event of a collision

 

  • UK specifications have yet to be finalised but are expected to follow the current model’s pattern, moving from Startline through Trendline to Highline. All will offer a generous array of standard features
  • Special editions may be offered during the model’s life, but there are no current plans to take the European range-topping launch model (the Aventura)
  • The Amarok’s running gear has not been fundamentally changed for the new model. Various configurations are available in Europe, but UK buyers can expect a choice of selectable (with manual) or permanent (with auto) 4MOTION four-wheel drive transmissions
  • Volkswagen will continue to offer an optional mechanical rear-axle differential lock for demanding off-road use
  • The new model has the same dimensions as the current Amarok, measuring 5.25m long, 2.23m wide and 1.83m high. Its load area continues to measure 2.52m2, meaning it can accommodate a Euro pallet sideways
  • The Amarok will continue to be built at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Pacheco plant in Argentina as well as the Hanover plant in Germany. The vast majority of UK vehicles will be built in Hanover
  • The new model is expected to appeal to a similar profile of buyers, retaining its position as a technically advanced pick-up which is as comfortable to drive as it is rugged and capable over rough terrain. With its new engine and yet more car-like features and cab, it is also likely to pique the interest of buyers who may previously have shopped in the classic SUV segment
  • In 2015, 3,908 Amarok models were sold through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Van Centres in the UK.  This represented an increase of over 25 per cent over 2014

Amarok made its European debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to set new standards in the sector and have a global appeal, the 4x4 double cab pick-up is named after the Inuit word for ‘wolf’

 

  • Double cab pick-up combines car-like comfort and technology with full off-road capability
  • New 3.0-litre V6 TDI replaces existing 2.0-litre engine, and offers up to 224 PS and 550 Nm
  • Exterior changes include revised bumper and grille to give full Volkswagen design DNA
  • All-new touchscreen infotainment system plus CarNet and App Connect enhance appeal
  • First UK deliveries of revised model are expected before the end of the year

 

  • Amarok made its European debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Designed to set new standards in the sector and have a global appeal, the 4x4 double cab pick-up is named after the Inuit word for ‘wolf’
  • Latest model goes on sale in Europe at the end of September 2016. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Van Centres are due to start taking orders in September, with first customer deliveries expected before the end of the year
  • The new model is powered by an EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine (replaces the current 2.0-litre TDI with 140 or 180 PS) making it the only six-cylinder model in the segment
  • Top-of-the-range version of this 3.0-litre V6 delivers 224 PS and 550 Nm of torque channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, giving a top speed of 120 mph and a 0 to 62 mph time of 7.9 seconds
  • Despite this impressive performance and thanks in large part to standard BlueMotion Technology modifications including Stop/Start, battery regeneration, and modified engine design, the 224 PS Amarok is expected to use just 7.6 litres of diesel per 100 km* on the combined cycle (37.2 mpg) with CO2 emissions of 199 g/km*
  • Further iterations of this V6 TDI engine offer 163 PS (manual) or 204 PS (manual or auto); these will not be available at launch but offered to UK buyers later in 2017
  • New Amarok distinguishes itself from the previous model through new front bumper and radiator grille design including front fog lights, new alloy wheels and a third brake light with LED technology
  • Horizontal lines dominate the front of the new model, with much cleaner-looking, angled folds and edges.  Volkswagen’s design DNA is clearly visible in the new Amarok
  • Inside the cab the changes are more prominent with an all-new dash panel design which incorporates  Volkswagen’s MIB infotainment system with touchscreen, radio, navigation and new technology including the option of CarNet and App Connect systems. Bluetooth is also now a standard feature
  • A high level of safety comes as standard on the new Amarok, including Volkswagen’s award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which can reduce the chance or severity of a secondary accident in the event of a collision

 

  • UK specifications have yet to be finalised but are expected to follow the current model’s pattern, moving from Startline through Trendline to Highline. All will offer a generous array of standard features
  • Special editions may be offered during the model’s life, but there are no current plans to take the European range-topping launch model (the Aventura)
  • The Amarok’s running gear has not been fundamentally changed for the new model. Various configurations are available in Europe, but UK buyers can expect a choice of selectable (with manual) or permanent (with auto) 4MOTION four-wheel drive transmissions
  • Volkswagen will continue to offer an optional mechanical rear-axle differential lock for demanding off-road use
  • The new model has the same dimensions as the current Amarok, measuring 5.25m long, 2.23m wide and 1.83m high. Its load area continues to measure 2.52m2, meaning it can accommodate a Euro pallet sideways
  • The Amarok will continue to be built at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Pacheco plant in Argentina as well as the Hanover plant in Germany. The vast majority of UK vehicles will be built in Hanover
  • The new model is expected to appeal to a similar profile of buyers, retaining its position as a technically advanced pick-up which is as comfortable to drive as it is rugged and capable over rough terrain. With its new engine and yet more car-like features and cab, it is also likely to pique the interest of buyers who may previously have shopped in the classic SUV segment
  • In 2015, 3,908 Amarok models were sold through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Van Centres in the UK.  This represented an increase of over 25 per cent over 2014

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