New Volkswagen Amarok Details Released

The British division of Volkswagen revealed today technical specifications for the new Amarok, a serious contender for the pick-up market. The vehicle comes available in two engine variants, a 2.0-litre TDI developing 122 PS and 340 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm, and a 2.0-litre Bi-turbo TDI developing 163 PS and 400 Nm from 1,750 rpm.  All models are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Taken separately, 122 PS engine can achieve 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 13.7 seconds, while the 163 PS unit reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 11.1 seconds.

This pulling power is matched by a maximum towing weight of up to 2,800 kg (6,173 lbs) for the Amarok Highline with permanent 4MOTION, or 2,690 kg (5,930 lbs) for models with selectable 4MOTION.

Styling options include a front bumper trim, exterior decor sets, side steps, plus stainless steel side rails and styling bars for the loadspace, and the option to upgrade to 19-inch alloy wheels.

Accessories available include a lockable toolbox designed to fit between the wheelarches, across the load bay.  Alternatively, to cover the entire loadspace there is a choice of tonneau covers, or a complete body-coloured hardtop.  Tonneau covers range from a soft waterproof cover which can be rolled out the way, or a choice of aluminium or body-coloured hard plastic covers which are lockable and hinge open for access.

To help protect the Amarok’s interior and exterior, there are seat covers and rubber or carpet floor mats for the cab, parking sensors, mud flaps, an aluminium liner for the loadspace, plus a black steel grid for the rear window.  Offering extra protection during off-road driving, gearbox and underbody protection packs are also available.
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