JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen’s most powerful production bakkie yet, the 190kW Amarok double-cab, is now in local showrooms and celebrating 10 years of local Amarok distribution .
The Amarok range, launched in South Africa in 2010, has sold more than 37 000 units (single- and double-cab) and now has a choice of 2.0 BiTDI 132kW and 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW engines.
This the most powerful Amarok yet has 25kW more power and 30Nm more torque than the outgoing 165kW derivative.
The Amarok 3.0-litre V6 TDI generates 190kW from 3000-4500rpm and 580Nm of torque from 1400-2750rpm and delivers it through a standard eight-speed auto gearbox to make the Amarok one of the quickest of standard double-cabs – 0-100km/h in 7.6sec and capable of 207km/h.
Fuel consumption? VW claims 9.5 litres/100km is possible though an overboost function will take maximum power to 200kW for a maximum of 10 seconds – all of which makes this Amarok the most powerful bakkie in SA.
”Off-road ABS and stability control work with four disc brakes all round,” VW says, ”to give the bakkie enormous stopping power. It also has the largest load width and the most spacious cabin in its class.
…AND SO TO THE PRICES
VW Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline – R921 900
VW Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme – R996 000
The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Amarok comes standard with a three-year or 100 000km* manufacturer’s warranty, five-year or 90 000km* service plan and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty.
Service intervals 15 000km.
*Whichever comes first.