Volkswagen South Africa is bringing their A-game to the annual Q4 Bakkie Sales war with its most powerful Amarok Double-Cab to date.
Since landing in South Africa in 2010 the Amarok line has sold almost 35 000 units between the single- and double-cab models. 2019 saw the Amarok Double-Cab shift 2 596 units rendering it Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles best-selling derivative.
The Amarok range will expand its line-up in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana to introduce the 3.0-litre TDI V6 190 kW engine. The popular 2.0-litre TDI 103kW, and 2.0-litre BiTDI 132kW units will round out the powertrains.
The new 3.0-litre V6 beast benefits from 25kW more power, and 30Nm increased torque, from the 165kW engine it replaces. A total of 580Nm is available from 1 400-2 750 rpm, peak power of 190kW is metered out between 3 000-4 500rpm. An eight-speed auto gearbox will be standard, and 200kW is what the Amarok will be able to return for 10-seconds when the overboost function is used.
The other numbers that matter for this model are a top speed of 207 km, a sprint time of 7,6 seconds in the 0-100 km race and it should, according to VW, drink 9.5 l/100km.
The Amarok 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDI 4MOTION® will be available in the following model lines: Highline and the top-of-the-range Extreme. It is available in the following exterior paint finishes; Candy White, Mojave Beige, Indium Grey metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
In the Highline model line, a host of features come standard such as the Vienna leather seats, winter package (seat heating), increased GVM from 2.8tons to 3.0tons (including heavy-duty leaf springs), Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, climatronic air-conditioning as well as the 18-inch Manaus alloy wheels. Optional features on the Highline are the Discover Pro Media system which includes satellite navigation, rubber floor covering, and 19-inch Milford alloy wheels.
In addition to the standard features on the Highline, which are also available on the Extreme, the top-of-the-range model is further customised through the addition of ‘Special Edition’ Nappa leather seats, Discover Pro Media system which includes satellite navigation, and 20-inch Talca alloy wheels which are standard. The optional features on the Extreme is the increased GVM from 2.8tons to 3.0tons (including heavy-duty leaf springs), rubber floor covering, 19-inch Milford alloy wheels and a sports bar painted in body colour.
VW AMAROK 3.0 V6 190 kW PRICING (VAT and emissions tax included)
Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline R908 300
Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme R974 600
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. The service interval is 15 000km.