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Most powerful Amarok makes its way to SA

The Amarok range which was launched in South Africa in 2010, has sold over 37 000 units (single and double cab). The introduction of the Amarok Double Cab bakkie with 190kW of power is a celebration of 10 years of Amarok in South Africa.  

The Amarok model range now consists of the following engines; the 2.0 BiTDI 132kW and the 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW.

The most powerful Amarok distinguishes itself from the rest of the range through the new 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDI engine, which has 25kW more power as well as 30Nm more torque than the outgoing 165kW derivative.

The Amarok 3.0-litre V6 TDI generates 190kW from 3 000 to 4 500 rpm and 580 Newton metres of torque from 1 400 to 2 750 rpm which is channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Amarok, which is one of the quickest double cab bakkies in the market thanks to launch control available for fast acceleration, completes the zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 7.6seconds and has a top speed of 207 km/h. The average fuel consumption is 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres.

With an over-boost function that powers the Amarok to a maximum power output of 200kW for 10 seconds, it is the most powerful bakkie on sale in South Africa at the moment.

Off-road ABS and stability control enhance the Amarok’s safety features and four disc-brakes all round give the Amarok V6 190kW enormous stopping power. The Amarok also has the largest bin, largest loading width and the largest cabin in its class.

With all these best in class figures, one would think that the Amarok would be class-leading when it comes to driver-assist safety features, but currently, they have none of what the market leaders have available in the sense of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist or Lane Departure Warning systems. And the interior of the bakkie is becoming very dated.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW   Highline                     R921 900

Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW   Extreme                     R996 000

The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Amarok comes standard with a 3-year/100 000km manufacturer warranty, 5-year/90 000 km Genuine Easy Drive Service Plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, which is the best in its class. The service interval is
15 000km.

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