The new Double Cab V6 Volkswagen Amarok

From its rugged good looks to its exceptional features, every aspect of the VW Amarok is designed to overcome challenging obstacles. The V6 Amarok offers awesome safety features as well as a luxurious interior. If you are looking for an epic bakkie, the Amarok for sale might be for you.

What is new with the Amarok?

At the core of the 2017 VW Amarok is its new V6, 3.0 litre TDi engine. With an impressive power output of 165 kW, this bakkie is sure to exceed your expectations. You can take this power a step further by using the over-boost function, which takes the power output to 180 kW for a maximum of 10 seconds. When the going gets tough the Amarok V6 is the vehicle that you want to be driving.

off road traveling with the amarok

Image source: VW South Africa website

Interior and Exterior of the 2017 VW Amarok

The tough exterior of the VW Amarok is complemented by halogen headlamps, in turn helping to increase visibility. Styling elements include the chrome strip, which is situated above the radiator grille.

The body-coloured mirrors and bumpers continue the muscular lines of this model without any disruptions. Flared wheel arches as well as mud flaps contribute to this model’s confident stance on the road. When it comes to the V6 Amarok, you have a choice between the Extreme, Highline and Highline Plus models.

Climatic air-conditioning maintains a pleasant temperature while power steering makes it easy to manoeuvre in an urban setting. The leather-wrapped steering wheel, hand-brake and gear-shift lever add to the sophisticated interior of this model.

It is easy to keep the interior of your bakkie organised with convenient storage drawers positioned beneath the front seats.

At the back, the 3-seater rear bench can be folded with other convenience features including heated power mirrors. The 2017 VW Amarok boast a multi-function on-board computer and additional storage is offered by the door pockets and cup holders. Cruise control contributes to the enjoyability of this ride, with the intermittent wipers adding convenience.

amarok interior

Image source: VW South Africa website

Performance and Specifications of the V6 Amarok

Underneath the humble appearance of the VW Amarok is exceptional power waiting to be unleashed. Its off-road capabilities take its performance to the next level. This VW bakkie features a class-leading transmission with its exceptional German engineering evident in its design.

The 132 kW 2.0 as well as the 165kW V6 Amarok come with the option of 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The fast gear changes enable this vehicle to achieve a top speed of 193 kilometres per hour.

The Amarok’s hydraulic braking system includes ventilated disc brakes and the driver is offered additional support in challenging situations with the Electronic Stabilisation Control and Hill Start Assist.

vw amaok on a hill

Image source: VW South Africa website

Safety features, such as ABS, Anti-slip Regulation and the Traction Control System help to protect the vehicle’s occupants. Other note-worthy features of the new Amarok include Electronic Differential Lock as well as Maximum Rear Axle Deceleration.

The capable performance of this bakkie is enhanced by the Electronic Brake-force Distribution and the Engine Drag Torque Control. Airbags and height adjustable seat belts help to protect the occupants of the vehicle, while the immobiliser, central locking and anti-theft alarm system keep your vehicle safe.

Take a look at the V6 Amarok specs in the table below. Note that the Highline, Highline Plus and Extreme V6 Amarok models share some of the same specifications.

Double Cab 3.0 TDi VW V6 Amarok
Capacity2 970 cm3
Output165 kW @ 3 000 – 4 500 rpm
Torque550 Nm @ 1 400 – 1 750 rpm
Transmission8 Speed Automatic Transmission
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)8.0 seconds
Top Speed193 km/h
Combined Cycle Fuel Consumption9.0 litres
VW Amarok price starting at:Highline: R 665 700
Highline PLUS: R 716 600
Extreme: R 748 600

In the market for a bakkie? Why not consider the Amarok? With great deals on new, used and demo vehicles, you are sure to find an Amarok for sale that will suit your budget.

The new Double Cab V6 Volkswagen Amarok
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From its rugged good looks to its exceptional features, every aspect of the VW Amarok is designed to overcome challenging obstacles.
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