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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI Now Available to Order in the UK

Introduced in 2010 and facelifted in 2016 for the 2017 model year, the Amarok is Volkswagen’s answer to the mid-size pickup truck segment. Already on sale in its domestic market of Germany from €40,995, Volkswagen is now ready to announce UK pricing.
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Without further ado, the cheapest variant of the RHD workhorse kicks off at £32,493 for the Trendline. Next up, there are two Highline models, which are differentiated by the power of the 3.0-liter V6 TDI turbo diesel: £36,981 if you can make do with 204 PS (201 horsepower) or £37,581 for 224 PS (221 hp).

At the very top of the lineup, the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok Aventura for the British market will set you back £39,381. To put that price into a great (and more random) perspective, the BMW G30 5 Series is priced from £36,025. Regardless of trim and engine output, the facelifted Amarok boasts 4Motion four-wheel-drive plus an 8-speed automatic transmission from the get-go.

Even when the overboost function kicks in to deliver 240 PS instead of 224, the Amarok can’t do better than 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8 seconds dead, on to a top speed of 119 mph (191 km/h). When you think about what these figures represent, you’ll be hard-pressed to ignore the fact that the Amarok is quicker and faster than the Golf 1.6 TDI, one of Europe’s most popular cars.

Now, if we could get our feet back on the ground, it should be noted that 0 to 60 and this sort of stuff doesn’t matter in the world of pickup trucks. What does is capability, and boy is the Amarok capable enough. All models are capable of pulling 3,100 kilograms or 6,834 pounds. Whereas mid-range and top-of-the-line Highline and Aventura models make do with a payload of 1,112 kg (2,451 lbs), the base Trendline ups the ante to 1,154 kg (2,544 lbs).

British customers that place an order now for the Amarok V6 TDI can expect their workhorses to arrive at the dealer as soon as January 2017.

 
 
 
 
 

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