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