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AMAROK NOW OFFERS MORE DRIVING FUN AND COMFORT

Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Saturday, February 2, 2013 | 6:35 AM

2013 Volkswagen AMAROK

  • 103-kW TDI replaces previously offered 90-kW TDI
  • Better driving performance with same low fuel consumption
  • Reversing camera, RNS 510 navigation system and auxiliary heating can now be ordered
HANNOVER : February 1, 2013 – The successful Amarok pickup is getting a more powerful base engine for the new year: the previous 2.0 TDI with 90 kW / 122 PS is being replaced by a more powerful version. The new entry-level TDI produces 103 kW / 140 PS – and this improves driving performance while keeping fuel consumption at the same unchanged low level. Many new features have also been added to the options programme.


The power of the two-litre TDI engine with common rail injection, which has been boosted by 13 kW (18 PS) to 103 kW / 140 PS, is available at an engine speed of 3,500 rpm. Engine torque, unchanged at 340 Newton metres, is available over a range from 1,600 to 2,250 rpm.

The power-boosted engine impresses with its better driving performance with the same low fuel consumption. For example, the more powerful Amarok now accelerates to 100 km/h in 12.6 seconds (previously 13.2 s), and its top speed is now 168 km/h (162 km/h before). The truck’s flexibility value – the time it takes to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in 5th gear – was improved by 0.5 seconds.

Despite its noticeably improved driving performance, the pickup’s low fuel consumption has not changed. With optional BlueMotion Technology, the Amarok with a 103 kW TDI engine only consumes 6.8 litres of diesel per 100 km.


The new base engine is available for both the two-door Amarok SingleCab – with rear-wheel drive or selectable 4-wheel drive – and the four-door DoubleCab with rear-wheel drive or one of two 4-wheel drive versions – always combined with a six-speed manual gearbox – and in all three equipment versions.

To fulfil special customer wishes many new features were added to the options programme as well. They include features familiar from the Multivan such as the high-end RNS 510 radio-navigation system, ParkPilot combined with a reversing camera, programmable auxiliary heating with remote control, fog lights with cornering lights (from Trendline) and the “Light and Sight” pack (incl. assistance running lights, windscreen wipers with rain sensor, “Coming and Leaving home” feature and automatically dimming rearview mirror).

Prices for the Amarok SingleCab with the 103 kW TDI start at 20,435 euros (net) or 24,317.65 euros (gross). The Amarok DoubleCab with the new base engine starts at 23,235 euros (net) or 27,649.65 euros (gross). Prices for 4-wheel drive versions start at 22,085 euros for the SingleCab and 24,880 euros (net) for the DoubleCab. Orders are now being taken by all Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle partners.

[Source : VOLKSWAGEN]
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