Amarok 2011-2016
  • Quality and convenience features match those of passenger cars
  • Ladder-frame chassis gives Amarok serious off-road credentials
  • Efficient 140PS TDI or 180PS BiTDI 2.0-litre engines
  • Permanent or selectable 4MOTION, six-speed manual or eight-speed auto transmissions

Combining innovative technology and intelligent design features, the Amarok sets new standards in the pick-up sector. Continuing Volkswagen’s established history in the 4x4 and pick-up markets, the Amarok introduces advanced fuel-saving technology and a host of exciting technologies designed to reduce running costs and improve the productivity of all users.

The Amarok is a key model in Volkswagen UK’s commercial vehicle line-up, and marks a welcome return to the pick-up sector to the brand. Named after the Inuit word for Wolf, the Amarok was developed to appeal to buyers around the world, and is now sold in South America, Asia, Aus­tralasia, South Africa and Europe alongside the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter van and passenger-carrying ranges.

European production

First shown to European buyers at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, early Amarok production started at the Volkswagen Pacheco plant near Buenos Aires in Argentina the same year. A second production line in Hannover, Germany, was commissioned in June 2012 to meet demand for the vehicle in European markets.

Although the Amarok introduced Volkswagen to the large pick-up market for the first time, the brand has a long pedigree of producing all-wheel-drive models in-house dating back to 1983, when the LT1 4x4 was introduced. This was followed by the T3 Syncro in 1985, T4 Syncro in 1993, T5 4MOTION in 2004 and Caddy 4MOTION in 2009. Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system is available across most of the Commercial Vehicles model range in the UK: Transporter, Caravelle and California campervan.

The Amarok was the first pick-up in its sector to offer a carbon dioxide emissions figure below 200g/km, as well as the only pick-up to offer the choice of selectable or permanent 4MOTION all-wheel-drive transmissions. It also offers a superb load area of 2.5 m2 – sufficient to easily accommodate a full-size Euro pallet sideways.

Highly efficient drivetrains

To achieve the Amarok’s environmental and efficiency credentials, Volkswagen introduced a 2.0-litre engine to the pick-up market, fitting the Amarok with its advanced, 2.0-litre TDI common-rail engines for power and torque figures comparable with larger-capacity units.

Strong and capable

The Amarok’s braked trailer weight towing limit is 3,200 kg. Unladen weights range from 2,025 to 2,108 kg (depending on model), with a 5,550 to 5,950 kg gross train weight.

The exterior shares design cues with the Caddy and Transporter, as well as Volkswagen passenger cars such as the Polo and Golf. Horizontal lines dominate the grille area and the Volkswagen badge is prominent. Three trims are available: Startline, Trendline and Highline.

The Amarok was Volkswagen’s official support vehicle at the 2010 Dakar rally, and won the inaugural International Pick-up Award, awarded by the Van of the Year jury.

  • Quality and convenience features match those of passenger cars
  • Ladder-frame chassis gives Amarok serious off-road credentials
  • Efficient 140PS TDI or 180PS BiTDI 2.0-litre engines
  • Permanent or selectable 4MOTION, six-speed manual or eight-speed auto transmissions

Combining innovative technology and intelligent design features, the Amarok sets new standards in the pick-up sector. Continuing Volkswagen’s established history in the 4x4 and pick-up markets, the Amarok introduces advanced fuel-saving technology and a host of exciting technologies designed to reduce running costs and improve the productivity of all users.

The Amarok is a key model in Volkswagen UK’s commercial vehicle line-up, and marks a welcome return to the pick-up sector to the brand. Named after the Inuit word for Wolf, the Amarok was developed to appeal to buyers around the world, and is now sold in South America, Asia, Aus­tralasia, South Africa and Europe alongside the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter van and passenger-carrying ranges.

European production

First shown to European buyers at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, early Amarok production started at the Volkswagen Pacheco plant near Buenos Aires in Argentina the same year. A second production line in Hannover, Germany, was commissioned in June 2012 to meet demand for the vehicle in European markets.

Although the Amarok introduced Volkswagen to the large pick-up market for the first time, the brand has a long pedigree of producing all-wheel-drive models in-house dating back to 1983, when the LT1 4x4 was introduced. This was followed by the T3 Syncro in 1985, T4 Syncro in 1993, T5 4MOTION in 2004 and Caddy 4MOTION in 2009. Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system is available across most of the Commercial Vehicles model range in the UK: Transporter, Caravelle and California campervan.

The Amarok was the first pick-up in its sector to offer a carbon dioxide emissions figure below 200g/km, as well as the only pick-up to offer the choice of selectable or permanent 4MOTION all-wheel-drive transmissions. It also offers a superb load area of 2.5 m2 – sufficient to easily accommodate a full-size Euro pallet sideways.

Highly efficient drivetrains

To achieve the Amarok’s environmental and efficiency credentials, Volkswagen introduced a 2.0-litre engine to the pick-up market, fitting the Amarok with its advanced, 2.0-litre TDI common-rail engines for power and torque figures comparable with larger-capacity units.

Strong and capable

The Amarok’s braked trailer weight towing limit is 3,200 kg. Unladen weights range from 2,025 to 2,108 kg (depending on model), with a 5,550 to 5,950 kg gross train weight.

The exterior shares design cues with the Caddy and Transporter, as well as Volkswagen passenger cars such as the Polo and Golf. Horizontal lines dominate the grille area and the Volkswagen badge is prominent. Three trims are available: Startline, Trendline and Highline.

The Amarok was Volkswagen’s official support vehicle at the 2010 Dakar rally, and won the inaugural International Pick-up Award, awarded by the Van of the Year jury.

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