Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI (2017) Video Review

A double cab that can complete the 0-100 kph sprint in 8 seconds, tow up to 3.3 tonnes and haul as much as a tonne, all while seating 5 in comfort? To most bakkie-loving South Africans, the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel-engined Volkswagen Amarok, which costs in excess of R700k in Highline Plus 4Motion spec, is the stuff of fantasy. What is such a powerful and luxurious bakkie like? We drove the V6 around town and country to find out...

Powered by a similar engine as featured in other, much more expensive, Volkswagen Group products, this 8-speed automatic Amarok is now the most powerful bakkie available in South Africa. In this clip we get to grips with the second-from-the-top 2017 Amarok double-cab derivative, which also incorporates updates to the range introduced with the mid-life cycle facelift.

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