Colin-on-Cars – Power punch for Amarok

Ten years down the track with around 35 000 units of the Volkswagen Amarok sold it gets some additional punch with a Double Cab variant with 190 kW of power.

From November 2020, the Amarok model range in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana will consist of the following engines; the 2.0 TDI 103 kW, 2.0 BiTDI 132 kW and the 3.0 TDI V6 190 kW.

The new 3,0-litre V6 TDI engine has 25 kW more power as well as 30 Nm more torque than the outgoing 165 kW derivative.

It generates 190kW from 3 000 r/min to 4 500 r/min  and 580 Newton metres of torque from 1 400 r/min to 2 750 r/min, which is channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Amarok with the V6 engine completes the zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 7,6 seconds and has a top speed of 207 km/h. It has a claimed average fuel consumption of 9,5 l/100 kilometres.

The Amarok 3,0-litre V6 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 2,8 t to 3,0 t (including heavy duty leaf springs), Bi-Xenon headlights, font 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 also come standard.

Recommended Retail Price

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/100 000 km manufacturer warranty, 5-year/90 000 km Genuine Easy Drive Service Plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 km.

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