Specifications and pricing for the new Volkswagen Amarok have been revealed with models starting from £33,000 and rising to £47,000 for the top-spec pick-up trucks.
The Amarok is available in a range of four trim levels with Life, Style, PanAmericana and Aventura models.
Entry-level trim called Amarok Life gets 17-inch Combra silver alloy wheels, LED headlamps, and a 10-inch infotainment screen. There’s also a rear-view reversing camera system to help with parking along with more than 20 standard safety systems. Amarok Life models are available exclusively with the entry-level 2-litre diesel engine producing either 170PS or 205PS – the latter of which gets an automatic 10-speed automatic.
The Amarok Style gets upgraded 18-inch Amadora silver alloy wheels, a chrome styling bar and black side steps with a chrome insert. There’s also a larger 12-inch central infotainment screen with satellite navigation. Additional safety systems include an Area View 360° camera. Amarok Style models have the option of the more powerful 2-litre diesel engine or a 3-litre V6 with 240hp – both of which get a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Next in the range is the Amarok PanAmericana which focuses on off-road ability with a rear locking differential, underride guard, as well as the comfort suspension system. PanAmericana also gets upgraded 18-inch black Amadora alloy wheels.
The top of the range Amarok Aventura is available with 21-inch Varberg silver alloy wheels, chrome-plated exterior mirror and door handles, and premium bumper.
Both the PanAmericana and Aventura are only available with the 3-litre V6 engine and automatic gearbox.
All new Amaroks get five services (which includes three oil changes, and two oil change and Inspection plus three MOTs. There’s also a five year warranty, extended from the standard three year warranty and five years’ roadside assistance.
|Total RRP inc. OTR ex. VAT
|Total RRP inc. OTR inc. VAT
|Life 170PS 2.0 TDI 6-spd manual 4MOTION
|Life 205PS 2.0 TDI 10-spd Automatic 4MOTION
|Style 205PS 2.0 TDI 10-spd Automatic 4MOTION
|Style 240PS 3.0 TDI 10-spd Automatic 4MOTION
|PanAmericana 240PS 3.0 TDI 10-spd Automatic 4MOTION
|Aventura 240PS 3.0 TDI 10-spd Automatic 4MOTION
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' ID. Buzz and new Amarok models have both received top marks for safety from European testing organisation Euro NCAP.
Both models were rated as 'Very good' and given the top ranking of '5 Stars' for vehicle safety.
The Volkswagen ID Buzz electric MPV achieved an outstanding overall score for collision and occupant protection, with 92% of the maximum possible ratings points for occupant protection. There is also a commercial vehicle variant of the ID Buzz but the Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo is not subjected to the same Euro NCAP safety test, despite being a similar vehicle.
The new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck achieved a similarly high scores in the crash tests. The Amarok's robust vehicle body structure and large number of standard safety assistance and emergency braking systems contributing to the high score. The Amarok is also based on the new Ford Ranger pick-up truck which shares many of its underpinnings with the Ford Ranger Raptor.
Both the ID Buzz and the Amarok also scored highly in the 'Safety Assist' category, achieving 90% (ID. Buzz) and 84% (Amarok) of the possible ranking points.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has also launched a new Augmented Reality experience app to give its customers the chance to virtually explore life-size models of the ID Buzz range. First deliveries of the model reach customers in December last year and the van has gone on to win a host of awards including the prestigious International Van of the Year award.
The all-electric ID Buzz range with MPV and LCV variants is now on sale but with demand expected to be high, the new Volkswagen AR experience might be your best bet at taking a look at the new van before anyone else does. Albeit virtually.