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Pricing for new VW Amarok announced

The new, second-generation Volkswagen Amarok is set to hit the South African market before the end of March 2023. Its predecessor was a massive hit, clocking up nearly 830 000 global sales. Well over 42 000 were sold locally.

The first generation was renowned for its luxurious feel and its ability to work well as an overlander, workhorse, leisure partner, or even just a family vehicle with that additional bit of space. The second-generation Amarok promises to be a true all-rounder thanks to its complete line up which is split up across five derivates: Amarok (base model), Life, Style, PanAmericana and the top-of the-range Aventura.

Engines and transmission

In South Africa, the new Amarok will be available with four turbo diesel (TDI) engines. Qualities common to all derivatives are efficiency and high levels of torque.

The base specification engine is a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre TDI delivering 110kW. In terms of power output, the next engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI delivering 125 kW. At the third level is a four-cylinder TDI engine with 2.0 litres of cubic capacity and bi- turbocharging which develops 154kW of power. The new top TDI engine is the 3.0-litre V6, which develops 184kW of peak power.

All Amarok versions with a power output of 154kW and above will come standard with the new 10-speed automatic gearbox served via a shift-by-wire system. The new 10-speed gearbox replaces the eight-speed automatic of the previous model. In addition, there will also be five- and six-speed manual gearboxes, as well as a six-speed automatic.

2.0 TDI 110kW: The four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission produces 110kW of power, with maximum torque of 350Nm. The top speed is 170km/h. Fuel consumption is 6.9 litres/100km.

2.0 TDI 125kW: The four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission produces 125kW of power and maximum torque of 405Nm. The top speed is 180km/h. Fuel consumption ranges from 6.9 litres/100km on the 2.0 TDI 125kW to 7.7 litres/100km on the 2.0 TDI 6-speed automatic with 4MOTION.

2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION: This four-cylinder engine is mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and produces 154kW of power, with maximum torque of 500Nm. The top speed is 180km/h. Fuel consumption is 7.5 litres/100km.

3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION: The six-cylinder engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission produces 184kW of power and maximum torque of 600Nm. The top speed is 180km/h. Fuel consumption is 8.4 litres/100km.

Amarok Single Cab

The new Amarok Single Cab is available in the following derivatives: Single Cab 2.0 TDI 110kW (Low Rider) five-speed manual, Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125kW six-speed manual, and Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION six-speed manual.

Standard features in the single cab include 16-inch steel wheels or 17-inch alloy wheels(model dependent), rear differential lock (in the Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125kW 4×2 and Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION only), a full-size steel spare wheel, LED headlights and halogen taillights, driver/passenger/side/curtain airbags, Bluetooth connectivity (including wireless App-Connect), a 10-inch colour touch-screen infotainment system, electronically foldable side mirrors, a multi-function steering wheel and a front centre armrest. A trailer hitch is also standard on all 125kW model derivatives.

Amarok Double Cab

The entry-level Double Cab is available in the following derivatives: Amarok 2.0 TDI 110kW five-speed manual, Amarok 2.0 TDI 125kW six-speed manual, and 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION six-speed manual.

In addition to the standard features in the Single Cab range, the Amarok Double Cab comes further equipped with all-terrain tyres, side steps, driver knee airbag, park distance control (rear), a rear-view camera and cruise control.

 

Amarok Life

The Amarok Life is available in the following derivatives: Life 2.0 TDI 125kW six-speed manual, Life 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION six-speed manual, Life 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION six-speed auto, and Life 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto.

Apart from all the standard features already mentioned for the Double Cab range, the Life also comes with seat heating (standard on the 2.0 TDI 154kW model), power tailgate lock, park distance control (front), a leather multi-function steering wheel, seat height adjustment for front passenger, lumbar support adjustment in the front seats, rubber floor mats, cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake and privacy windows.

 

Amarok Style

The new Amarok Style is available in the following derivatives: Style 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, Style 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package), Style 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, and Style 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package).

In addition to the standard features of the Life derivative, the Style is further equipped with aa load bed liner, a tonneau cover, side steps, a chrome tubular styling bar, high beam light assist, a multi-collision brake system, autonomous emergency braking, lane assist, a tyre pressure monitor, a USB port integrated into the rear-view mirror, a 230V power socket inverter, mobile inductive charging, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, leather seats, a 12-inch diagonal colour touch-screen infotainment system, a 12-inch active info display, carpet floor mats, keyless entry, and push-button start.

 

Amarok PanAmericana

The new Amarok PanAmericana is available in the following derivatives: PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package), PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, and PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package).

In addition to the standard features in the Amarok Style, the PanAmericana also comes standard with an  electric roller cover for the load bed and cargo management system (standard on the Comfort Package), IQ.Light LED headlights, LED tail lights, improved suspension, black tubular styling bar, silver roof rails, metal underbody protection, rear cross traffic alert, park assist, front assist including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, a 360-degree camera, fatigue detection, evasive steering, blind spot monitoring, a Harmon Kardon sound system and a navigation system.

 

Amarok Aventura

The top-of-the-range derivative in the Amarok line-up is the Aventura 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto.

One step up from the PanAmericana in terms of standard secifications, the Aventura also features chrome finishes (mirrors, door handles and side steps), a body colour sports bar, an electric roller cover for the load bed and premium carpet floor mats.

The only optional feature available in the new Amarok range are the exterior paint colours. The new Amarok model range is available in the following exterior colours: Clear White, Midnight Black, Bright Blue, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Deep Red, Bright Beige and Mid Blue.

 

Model line-up & pricing:

Amarok 2.0 TDI 110kW 5-speed manualR599 000
Amarok 2.0 TDI 125kW 6-speed manualR650 500
Amarok 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION 6-speed manualR721 500
Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125kW 6-speed manualR683 500
Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION 6-speed manualR738 000
Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125kW 4MOTION 6-speed autoR760 000
Amarok Life 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR825 500
Amarok Style 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR900 000
Amarok Style 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package)R919 500
Amarok Style 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR966 000
Amarok Style 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package)R985 500
Amarok PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR987 000
Amarok PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package)R1 017 000
Amarok PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR1 053 000
Amarok PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package)R1 083 000
Amarok Aventura 3.0 TDI V6 184kW 4MOTION 10-speed autoR1 105 000

The new Volkswagen Amarok will come standard with a four-year/120 000km warranty, a five-year/100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

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