The 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine is the only six-cylinder diesel engine in the segment. The top-of-the-range engine delivers 165kW of power that is available at 550 Nm of torque channeled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. The V6 engine pushes the Amarok to a top speed of 193km/h and sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 8.0 seconds.
An all-new dashboard design, which incorporates Volkswagen's modular infotainment system with touchscreen radio, App-Connect, Bluetooth and USB interface (iPod/IPhone compatible) and also increase the new vehicle's appeal to customers who have been catered for by the traditional SUV segment in the past.
A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard on every new Amarok, including four airbags, Electronic Stabilisation Programme and Volkswagen's award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which can reduce the chance or severity of a secondary accident in the event of a collision.
However it is the 165kW of power and 550 Nm of torque that brings the Amarok's towing capacity up to 3.5 tons and it has a load capacity of 1 ton. Development objectives such as superior performance and greater ride comfort have also been implemented. An eight-speed automatic transmission in combination with permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.
The Amarok model range comes standard with 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer warranty, 5 year/90 000 km Automotion Service Plan and 6 year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is at 15 000 km.
For a chance to test-drive the new Volkswagen Amarok 3.0L V6 double cab, contact McCarthy Volkswagen Durban on 031 - 367 6767 or visit their showroom at 40 Monty Naicker Street, Durban, but be prepared to meet a monster.