The introduction of the Amarok double cab bakkie with 190kW of power is a celebration of 10 years of Amarok in South Africa.   

The Amarok range which was launched in South Africa in 2010, has sold more than 37,000 units (single and double cab). The Amarok model range now consists of the following engines: The 2.0 BiTDI 132kW and the 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW.

VW Amarok 190kw
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Powered by new 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDI engine

The most powerful Amarok distinguishes itself from the rest of the range through the new 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDI engine, which has 25kW more power, as well as 30Nm more torque, than the outgoing 165kW derivative.

The Amarok 3.0-litre V6 TDI generates 190kW from 3,000 to 4,500 rpm and 580 Newton metres of torque from 1,400 to 2,750 rpm which is channeled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.

VW Amarok 190kw
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The Amarok, which is one of the quickest double cab bakkies in the market thanks to launch control available for fast acceleration, completes the 0-100km/h sprint in just 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 207km/h. The average fuel consumption is 9.5 litres per 100km.

With an overboost function that powers the Amarok to a maximum power output of 200kW for 10 seconds, it is the most powerful bakkie on sale in South Africa at the moment.

Off-road ABS and stability control enhance the Amarok’s safety features and four disc brakes all round give the Amarok V6 190kW enormous stopping power. The Amarok also has the largest bin, largest loading width and the largest cabin in its class.

What will it cost to drive the new VW Amarok?

  • Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline: R921,900
  • Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme: R996,000
Author: Onlineautos