Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is expanding the transmission options available in the Amarok model range with the introduction of an innovative 8-speed automatic. This new transmission system combines a high degree of ride comfort and good off-road abilities with excellent level of fuel consumption. The combined fuel consumption of just 8.3 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 219 g/km set this Amarok derivative apart in the 1-tonne bakkie market.
Sporting a new 8-speed automatic transmission, the Amarok is the first bakkie in its class to have a transmission system of this kind. The 8-speed automatic transmission was specially developed for the Amarok. The development emphasis was on efficiency, smooth gear shifting, weight reduction and reliability. The gearshift speed is at the level of the sportier DSG transmission. The 8-speed automatic transmission uses a torque converter. This allows for better response at low speeds and less resistance to slip than a DSG transmission. These are key factors during off road driving and towing.
The permanent 4-wheel drive in the Amarok with automatic transmission offers better ride and greater handling capabilities both on and off road. Its Torsen differential is new to the bakkie class.
For more info on this option contact McCarthy Volkswagen Umhlanga on 031 556 9700 or visit their showroom at 6 Sunset Crescent, Umhlanga Ridge.