A more powerful version of the Volkswagen Amarok is headed to South Africa this year!
Good news for fans of the Volkswagen Amarok is that the 190 kW Amarok is expected to arrive in South Africa in October 2020.
Back in 2018, our video man, Ciro De Siena, headed to Oman to drive the much-anticipated, high-powered Volkswagen Amarok which sees outputs from its 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel pushed up to 190 kW and 550 Nm of torque, which is all very exciting.
More than that though, this Amarok offers an overboost function that can take power up to 200 kW for up to 20 seconds while torque also increases up to 580 Nm for added shove. An 8-speed automatic is fitted.
In the words of Ciro himself, he had this to say about the 190 kW Amarok, “The engine absolutely hauls. The feeling of acceleration is almost what you’d experience in a hot hatch and coupled with SUV-like road manners and ride quality, the Amarok is frankly excellent at eating up mile after mile of tarmac. The way this engine builds speed is remarkable.”
As always, we will keep you up-to-date as soon as local specification and pricing is confirmed.