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NEW AMAROK: WHAT TO EXPECT IN SA

The second-generation Amarok, which was designed in Germany and Australia but is being built in South Africa, goes on sale this month.

In South Africa, the new Volkswagen Amarok range will be available in the following trim lines: Amarok (the base model, in single and double cab guise), Life, Style, PanAmericana, and the top-of-the-range Aventura.

FOUR DIESEL ENGINES AND NEW 10-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

2.0 TDI 110 kW: This four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission produces 110 kW of power with maximum torque of 350 Nm. The top speed is 170 km/h and fuel consumption is 6.9 litres/100 km.

2.0 TDI 125 kW: This four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission produces 125 kW of power with maximum torque of 405 Nm. The top speed is 180 km/h. Fuel consumption on the 2.0 TDI 125 kW is 6.9 litres/100 km. On the 2.0 TDI 125 kW with 4MOTION, fuel consumption is 7.1 litres/100 km, while the 2.0 TDI six-speed automatic with 4MOTION uses 7.7 litres/100 km.

2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION: This four-cylinder engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission produces 154 kW of power with maximum torque of 500 Nm. The top speed is 180km/h and fuel consumption is 7.5 litres/100 km.

3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION: This six-cylinder engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission produces 184 kW of power with maximum torque of 600 Nm. The top speed is 180km/h and fuel consumption is 8.4 litres/100 km.

AMAROK SINGLE CAB: WORKHORSE

We don’t have single cab pricing yet (this will be announced in about a month) but we can confirm that the new Amarok Single Cab is available in the following derivatives: Amarok Single Cab 2.0 TDI 110 kW (Low Rider) five-speed manual, Amarok Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125 kW six-speed manual, and Amarok Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4MOTION six-speed manual.

Standard features in the Amarok Single Cab include 16-inch steel wheels, 17-inch Combra alloy wheels, trailer hitch and rear differential lock (available in the Amarok Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4×2 and Amarok Single Cab 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4MOTION only), full-size steel spare wheel, LED headlights and halogen taillights, driver/passenger/side/curtain airbags, Bluetooth connectivity including wireless App-Connect, 10-inch colour touch-screen infotainment screen, electronically foldable side mirrors, multi-function steering wheel, and front centre armrest. A trailer hitch is also standard on all 125 kW model derivatives.

AMAROK DOUBLE CAB: BASIC FEATURES

The base Amarok Double Cab is available in the following derivatives: Amarok 2.0 TDI 110 kW five-speed manual, Amarok 2.0 TDI 125 kW six-speed manual, and Amarok 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4MOTION six-speed manual.

In addition to the standard features in the Amarok Single Cab range, the Amarok Double Cab comes further equipped with all-terrain tyres, side steps, driver knee airbag, Park Distance Control (rear), rearview camera, and cruise control.

NEW AMAROK LIFE: COMFORT

The new Amarok Life is available in the following derivatives: Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125 kW six-speed manual, Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4MOTION six-speed manual, Amarok Life 2.0 TDI 125 kW 4MOTION six-speed auto, and Amarok Life 2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto.

In addition to standard features in the Amarok Double Cab range, the Amarok Life also comes standard with 17-inch Combra alloy wheels (standard on the 2.0 TDI 125 kW models), 18-inch Amadora alloy wheels, full-size alloy spare wheel and seat heating (standard on the 2.0 TDI 154 kW model), power tailgate lock, Park Distance Control (front), leather multi-function steering wheel, seat height adjustment for the front passenger, lumbar support adjustment in the front seats, cabin carpet floor covering, rubber floor mats, cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake, and privacy windows.

NEW AMAROK STYLE: COMFORT AND DESIGN

The new Amarok Style is available in the following derivatives: Amarok Style 2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, Amarok Style 2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package), Amarok Style 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, and Amarok Style 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package).

In addition to standard features in the Amarok Life, the Amarok Style is further equipped with the following standard features: 18-inch Amadora alloy wheels (standard on all 2.0 TDI 154 kW and 3.0 V6 184 kW models), 20-inch Bendigo alloy wheels, load bed liner, tonneau cover and cargo management system (standard on the Comfort Package), side steps, chrome tubular styling bar, high beam light assist, multi-collision brake system, autonomous emergency braking, lane assist, tyre pressure monitor, USB port integrated into the rearview mirror, 230 V power socket inverter, mobile inductive charging, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Savona leather seats, front heated seats, ambient lighting, 12-inch diagonal colour touch-screen infotainment system, 12-inch active info display, carpet floor mats, and keyless entry with push button start.

NEW AMAROK PANAMERICANA: OFF-ROAD AND DESIGN

The new Amarok PanAmericana is available in the following derivatives: Amarok PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, Amarok PanAmericana 2.0 BiTDI 154 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package), Amarok PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, and Amarok PanAmericana 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto (Comfort Package).

In addition to standard features in the Amarok Style, the Amarok PanAmericana also comes standard with black-painted 18-inch Amadora alloy wheels (standard on all 2.0 TDI 154 kW and 3.0 V6 184 kW models), 20-inch Bendigo alloy wheels, electric roller cover for the load bed and cargo management system (standard on the Comfort Package), IQ.Light LED headlights, LED tail lights, side steps, improved suspension, black tubular styling bar, silver roof rails, metal underbody protection, load box bed liner, rear cross traffic alert, Park Assist, Front Assist including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Area View 360° camera, fatigue detection, evasive steering, blind spot monitoring, Harmon Kardon sound system, Discover Media navigation system, Cricket leather seats, and rubber floor mats.

NEW AMAROK AVENTURA: LIFESTYLE AND DESIGN

The top-of-the-range derivative in the Amarok model line-up is the Aventura 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto, which comes with chrome finishes (mirrors, door handles, and side steps), 21-inch Varberg alloy wheels, body colour sports bar, electric roller cover for the load bed, and premium carpet floor mats.

PRICING AND WARRANTIES

Pricing for the double cab starts at R599 000 for the Amarok 2.0 TDI 110 kW five-speed manual. The most expensive double cab – at R1 105 000 – is the Amarok Aventura 3.0 TDI V6 184 kW 4MOTION 10-speed auto. The only optional features are exterior paint colours.

The new Amarok comes standard with a four-year/120 000 km warranty, a five-year/100 000 km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan, and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 km.

Pricing for the Amarok Single Cab range will be available closer to the retail date in Q2 2023.

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