Just the ticket

New en­gine op­tions rein in the work­horse — it starts be­low $30,000

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Two Wheels -

cylin­der diesel with 120kw/ 400Nm.

A sin­gle turbo 2.0-litre four­cylin­der diesel, which pro­duces 103kw and 340Nm, has been added to the range. The torque fig­ure is rep­re­sented in the name— TDI340.

This en­gine is the most fu­el­ef­fi­cient Amarok model, with an of­fi­cial fuel econ­omy av­er­age of 7.4L/100km, un­der­cut­ting its stronger sib­ling by 0.3L/100km.

Volk­swa­gen also has added a petrol pow­er­plant to the Amarok range. It is a 2.0-litre four-cylin­der turbo, the TSI300. It gen­er­ates 103kw and, you guessed it, 300Nm of torque. The petrol ver­sion has an of­fi­cial av­er­age fuel con­sump­tion fig­ure of 9.6L/100km. It will cost $30,590 in cab chas­sis form.

The two new en­try-level en­gines are only avail­able with the rear-wheel-drive Amarok.

At this stage, the only trans­mis­sion avail­able for these en­gines, as well as the TDI400, is a six-speed man­ual. A classlead­ing eight-speed au­to­matic will be added as an op­tion about Septem­ber. A sin­gle cab model will join the line-up at the same time.

The base TDI340 and TSI300 are cab-chas­sis mod­els but cus­tomers can se­lect a con­ven­tional steel tub rear for an ex­tra $2000.

Both mod­els are avail­able in ba­sic Amarok trim only, whereas the TDI400 is avail­able in ba­sic trim as well as four-wheel drive Trend­line, High­line and Ul­ti­mate for­mats. Cab-chas­sis ver­sions of the stan­dard TDI400 and the Trend­line are now avail­able.

Af­ford­able: Vwhas added a petrol and diesel, both tur­bos, to the Amarok cabchas­sis range

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