The Volkswagen Amarok is a capable, classy contender offering a premium option for the pickup sector.
Volkswagen Amarok Drive & Trim
The Volkswagen Amarok offers two kinds of 4MOTION 4WD systems. There’s a selectable set-up that works with a manual gearbox on the base 163PS version, while a permanent 4x4 system works with an 8-speed auto gearbox on the top models. If you choose The mid-range 204PS variant you get the choice of both transmissions and both 4x4 set-ups. All models are also equipped with an off road button. This feature modifies the way the ABS and stability control systems work and it holds lower gears and dulls the throttle response. Pressing this button also activates Hill Descent Control. On tarmac, refinement and ride quality are a cut above the class standard – as is handling, providing you’ve got a bit of weight in the back.
You'll also be impressed by what this pickup has to offer in terms of its engines.
This Volkswagen used to have one of the smallest engines in its class. Now, it has one of the very largest, a 3.0-litre V6 diesel which is available is three outputs – 163PS, 204PS or 258PS.
How Much Space Is In The Back?
As for loading practicality, well once you drop down the sturdy lockable tailgate, the headline news is the impressive 2.52m3 load volume, enough to carry a Euro pallet sideways, something not possible in any other rival pickup. That might encourage you to carry heavier loads, so it’s important that the total payload capacity comfortably exceeds the 1 tonne mark, regardless of whether you opt for Selectable or permanent 4WD. There’s a rear axle load limit of 1860kgs, a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 3290kg and a 3.1 tonne towing capacity.
Volkswagen Amarok Fuel Economy & Emissions
Both the 163PS and 204PS versions of the V6 manage 33.6mpg and release 220g/km of CO2.
Lease A Volkswagen Amarok
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