Welcome to the Amarok, the new crossover from Volkswagen

Welcome to the Amarok, the new crossover from Volkswagen

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has sold more than 830,000 examples of the first generation Amarok in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, North Asia, Central America and South America. Here comes the second generation model.

The new Amarok is offered at launch in two versions, one with four doors and two cabins (DoubleCab), the other with two doors and one cabin (SingleCab).

At 5,350 mm long, the new Amarok is 96 mm longer than its predecessor. The 3,270 mm wheelbase has also been adjusted upwards, gaining 173 mm. So the new model offers more space, especially for the rear passengers in the double cabin version. The all-terrain character of the Amarok, which will also be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard in most markets, is also improved in wet terrain thanks to the increased tread depth, increasing from 500 mm to 800 mm.

Volkswagen interior for professional use

The various screens available include an 8.0-inch digital instrument panel (“Digital Cockpit”) on the base versions and a 12.0-inch from the “Style” version as well as a touch screen of a more modern format (10.0 inches on the base versions. , 12.0-inch standard from the “Style” version) for the infotainment system.

The maximum payload has increased from over one tonne to 1.16 tonnes. Globetrotters will appreciate the static load of the roof, which is 350 kg, enough load to transport, for example, the four-person tent offered in the equipment list. Other equipment will be available from the factory or as accessories, including light alloy wheels up to 21 inches, road tires (up to 18 inches) and various trailer models.

Dedicated Cargobox accessories will also be offered, such as a bike rack, a multi-function transport system, a manual version of the roller shutter and various Stylingbars. The hardtop is also retracted to accommodate the loading area, thus transforming the pick-up into an SUV with the loading capacity of a van.

Finally, it is possible to further improve the off-road behavior of the new pick-up thanks to the cow bar, protective skirts, off-road gearbox, eye lashing and snorkel placed on the outside of the front left vertical to allow air. will be provided to the engine while crossing the ferry.

Five turbo engines adapted for different national markets

Designers have created four turbo diesel engines (TDI) and one turbo petrol engine (TSI) for the new Amarok. The African market, for example, is offered a basic engine: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI engine that develops 110 kW (150 hp). Next in power, available in most countries, is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI that develops 125 kW (170 hp). Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles then offers a 2.0 liter TDI-turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 150 kW (204 hp) or 154 kW (209 hp) depending on the market. The most powerful version of the TDI is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 177 kW (241 hp) or 184 kW (250 hp) depending on the country. Finally, a 2.3 liter turbo petrol engine producing 222 kW (302 hp) is also designed for markets expecting a regular petrol engine.