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.”
Pricing of the new model has just been announced with the new model being sold in either Highline 4Motion spec or Extreme 4Motion. From what we can tell, the Extreme model gets heated seats, rain-sensing wipers and 20-inch wheels on top of the Highline model.
The Amarok has 2 years left in its current form before VW and Ford team up to create a 'super bakkie' in 2022. The 'Amaranger' will be built by Ford in the Silverton factory in Pretoria but if you want to read more about that, we suggest you dig your teeth into this piece - How the AmaFord changes everything.
|2.0BiTDI double cab Highline auto||R 653 300|
|2.0BiTDI double cab Highline 4Motion||R 693 700|
|2.0BiTDI double cab Highline 4Motion auto||R 711 200|
|2.0BiTDI double cab Highline Plus auto||R 718 200|
|2.0BiTDI double cab Dark Label 4Motion||R 753 700|
|2.0BiTDI double cab Highline Plus 4Motion auto||R 774 200|
|3.0 V6 TDI double cab Highline 4Motion 190 kW||R 908 300|
|3.0 V6 TDI double cab Extreme 4Motion 190 kW||R 974 600|