VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK DC 3,0 V6 TDI EXTREME AT
09/12 11,28 L/100 km 11 329 km
The Golf 7 GTI pulled up next to me at the traf c lights. The youngsters inside had clearly recognised the V6 badge on the Amarok and I knew what they had planned for when the lights turned green. Despite being much heavier than the GTI, thanks to its grippy 4Motion system, the Amarok leapt off the line to pull ahead of the GTI, albeit only brie y. Lesson taught.
Simultaneously, I’ve achieved the best tank-to-tank average yet of only 9,63 L/100 km, an impressive gure if you take the brawny, burly package into account. Passing 14 000 km, the Amarok has also been checked in at Barons VW in Cape Town for its rst service. – Wilhelm Lutjeharms