Amarok

The latest iteration of Volkswagen’s double cab pick-up was revealed in June 2016, marking a step change in the model’s history. With a refreshed external look, it gained a new 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, an all-new interior and the latest in in-car infotainment systems, safety and technology. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Van Centres started taking orders in November, with first customer deliveriesmade early in 2017.

The first 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’.

Replacing the previous model’s 2.0-litre TDI engine, the new Amarok has at its heart a new EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine. This highly flexible unit is available with three power outputs ranging from 163 PS to 258 PS. The entry-level 163 PS derivative is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the 204 PS model coming with the option of an eight-speed automatic. The range-topping 258 PS model is fitted with an eight-speed automatic as standard.

Despite their high power outputs, all the Amarok’s V6 engines are highly efficient. For example, the 258 PS variant can sprint to 0-62 mph in just 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 127 mph, yet is capable of returning up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle. This remarkable efficiency is made possible by features that include Stop/Start, battery regeneration and modified engine design.

From the outside, the Amarok is distinguished by a striking front bumper and radiator grille that features distinctive double-stripe chrome strips and the familiar Volkswagen roundel in the centre. Accentuated wheel arch extensions add to the muscular feel and taper neatly into the lower edge of the front bumper. Aligned with the latest Volkswagen DNA seen in the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter, horizontal lines dominate all elements of the Amarok’s exterior design, with sharp, angled folds and edges conveying a feeling of strength and precision.

Inside, the Amarok combines comfort with convenience thanks to flawless ergonomics and premium materials. The dashboard incorporates Volkswagen’s MIB infotainment system with touchscreen, radio, navigation and advanced technology including the option of Guide & Inform, Car-Net and App-Connect systems. Bluetooth and DAB digital radio are standard features across the Amarok range.

A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard on every new Amarok, including four airbags, Electronic Stabilisation Programme and 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.

The Amarok measures 5.25 m long, 2.23 m wide and 1.83 m high, while its load area measures 2.52 m2. This means it can accommodate a Euro pallet sideways. Its payload ranges from 1,070 to 1,146 kg, with a gross vehicle weight from 3,200 to 3,290 kg.

The Amarok is built at two locations: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Pacheco plant in Argentina as well as the Hanover plant in Germany. All UK-specification vehicles are built in Hanover.

The Amarok retains its position at the top of the pick-up class, remaining an advanced vehicle, 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 also has considerable appeal among buyers who may previously have shopped in the classic SUV segment.

In 2017, 2,931 Amarok models were sold through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Van Centres in the UK.

The latest iteration of Volkswagen’s double cab pick-up was revealed in June 2016, marking a step change in the model’s history. With a refreshed external look, it gained a new 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, an all-new interior and the latest in in-car infotainment systems, safety and technology. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Van Centres started taking orders in November, with first customer deliveriesmade early in 2017.

The first 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’.

Replacing the previous model’s 2.0-litre TDI engine, the new Amarok has at its heart a new EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine. This highly flexible unit is available with three power outputs ranging from 163 PS to 258 PS. The entry-level 163 PS derivative is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the 204 PS model coming with the option of an eight-speed automatic. The range-topping 258 PS model is fitted with an eight-speed automatic as standard.

Despite their high power outputs, all the Amarok’s V6 engines are highly efficient. For example, the 258 PS variant can sprint to 0-62 mph in just 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 127 mph, yet is capable of returning up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle. This remarkable efficiency is made possible by features that include Stop/Start, battery regeneration and modified engine design.

From the outside, the Amarok is distinguished by a striking front bumper and radiator grille that features distinctive double-stripe chrome strips and the familiar Volkswagen roundel in the centre. Accentuated wheel arch extensions add to the muscular feel and taper neatly into the lower edge of the front bumper. Aligned with the latest Volkswagen DNA seen in the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter, horizontal lines dominate all elements of the Amarok’s exterior design, with sharp, angled folds and edges conveying a feeling of strength and precision.

Inside, the Amarok combines comfort with convenience thanks to flawless ergonomics and premium materials. The dashboard incorporates Volkswagen’s MIB infotainment system with touchscreen, radio, navigation and advanced technology including the option of Guide & Inform, Car-Net and App-Connect systems. Bluetooth and DAB digital radio are standard features across the Amarok range.

A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard on every new Amarok, including four airbags, Electronic Stabilisation Programme and 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.

The Amarok measures 5.25 m long, 2.23 m wide and 1.83 m high, while its load area measures 2.52 m2. This means it can accommodate a Euro pallet sideways. Its payload ranges from 1,070 to 1,146 kg, with a gross vehicle weight from 3,200 to 3,290 kg.

The Amarok is built at two locations: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Pacheco plant in Argentina as well as the Hanover plant in Germany. All UK-specification vehicles are built in Hanover.

The Amarok retains its position at the top of the pick-up class, remaining an advanced vehicle, 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 also has considerable appeal among buyers who may previously have shopped in the classic SUV segment.

In 2017, 2,931 Amarok models were sold through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Van Centres in the UK.

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