2013 VW Amarok gets Power Boost

Volkswagen Amarok

The Volkswagen Amarok will receive a number of updates for the 2013 model year. The VW Amarok will benefit from a more powerful BiTDI engine, increased towing capacity, an 8-speed automatic transmission and the introduction of BlueMotion Technology models and new features.

2013 VW Amarok gets more powerful engine

The 2013 VW Amarok will see its 120kW BiTDI engine replaced with a more powerful 132kW BiTDI engine. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission in Startline, Trendline and Highline trim levels with selectable 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

The VW Amarok with BlueMotion Technology, which includes low rolling resistance tyres, Stop/Start and regenerative braking, will be 10% more powerful than the previous model and 3.9% more economical with a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.6-litres/100km. CO2 emissions are rated at 199g/km, 10g/km less than before. The 8-speed automatic transmission is available only for the Amarok Highline with BlueMotion Technology and torque for this model is rated at 420Nm at 1 750rpm.

New Features

New features for the 2013 VW Amarok include Bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors, heated washer jets, tachograph preparation, cornering fog lights and 19-inch alloy wheels. Towing limits have also been increased from 2 800kg to 3 000kg for the manual models and the 8-speed automatic variant now has a towing capacity of 3 200kg.

The updates are currently being rolled out in Europe and South Africans can expect the updated Amarok in 2013.