Volkswagen South Africa has launched the most powerful derivative of the Amarok, the 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 190kW power output.

The Amarok range, which was launched in Mzansi in 2010, has sold almost 35 000 units, single and double cabs in the local market.

The Amarok Double Cab was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ best-selling derivative last year with 2 596 vehicles sold.

As of November 2020, the Amarok model range in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana will consist of the following engines, the 2.0 TDI 103kW, 2.0 BiTDI 132kW and the 3.0 TDI V6 190kW.

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

The Amarok with the V6 engine completes the zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 207 km/h. It has an average fuel consumption of 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres.

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

The Amarok 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDI 4MOTION will be available in the following model lines: Highline and the top-of-the-range Extreme. It is available in the following exterior paint finishes; Candy White, Mojave Beige, Indium Grey metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect.

In the Highline model line, a host of features come standard such as the Vienna leather seats, winter package (seat heating), increased GVM from 2.8t to 3.0t (including heavy duty leaf springs), Bi-Xenon headlights, font and rear Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, climatronic air-conditioning as well as the 18-inch Manaus alloy wheels.

Optional features on the Highline are the Discover Pro Media system which includes satellite navigation, rubber floor covering and 19-inch Milford alloy wheels.

PRICE

Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline R908 300

Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme R974 600