All About the New Volkswagen Amarok Due This Year
With Volkswagen’s new flagship pick-up truck set to hit dealership show rooms this June and deliveries expected to hit the calendar in September; we thought we’d go through some of the features and figures of the most powerful series-production pick-up truck available to the UK market.
Being the most powerful pick-up available to UK buyers you’d expect it to come with a sizeable engine up front. Well your expectations are valid as the Amarok comes with a mighty 3.0-litre V6 diesel that is capable of producing 255bhp and 580Nm of torque - with an additional 13bhp for brief 20 second bursts thanks to Volkswagen’s overboost function.
All of this power is then converted to the wheels via an eight speed automatic gearbox and a 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, both of which come fitted as standard. The responsive automatic transmission combined with the huge amount of torque makes the Amarok’s acceleration effortless in any given situation. The gearbox does have a sport-like mindedness to shift between the ratios quickly however this isn’t really a concern because of the power the engine has behind it.
Upgraded rear suspension has improved the Amarok’s ability to hold the road while weightier steering ads to the sharpness of the handling, however, you will find yourself having to work a little bit harder on windier roads as the steering rack feels relatively slow.
A black finish has been applied to both the roof liner and pillar trims as well as a set of 20-inch alloy wheels which are unique to the Aventura. The exterior look is completed by a set of daytime LED running lights and ‘Peacock Green’ paintwork which will be bespoke to the Aventura, however other colours are available if green isn’t your cup of tea.
On the inside you’ll find premium black Nappa leather fitted to most surfaces, including the headlining and seats as standard. Overall it’s a pleasant place to sit and as you’d imagine the driving position is high so you get a feeling of SUV-like imperiousness when you’re out on the road.
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