2nd-gen Volkswagen Amarok is here at last
Volkswagen has been teasing us with its new Amarok for more than two years now, and it has now finally arrived.
As expected, the truck shares much in common with the Ford Ranger it is based on. The double-cab version is now 96 mm (nearly 4 inches) longer and the wheelbase is 173 mm (almost 7 inches) larger as well. Approach and departure angles have been improved along with such parameters carrying capacity and wading depth.
In most countries where the new Amarok will be available it will ship with an AWD system, but there will be some RWD variants, too. You get to choose from up to six diesels and one petrol engine. The diesels come rated at 150, 170, 204, 209, 241 and 250 metric horsepower, which corresponds to the U.S. ratings of 148, 168, 201, 206, 238 and 247 horsepower. If you would rather prefer kilowatts, that would be 110, 125, 150, 154, 177 and 184 kW, respectively.
The petrol mill is an EcoBoost V6 packing 302 PS (298 hp / 222 kW). For transmission, you can get five- or speed-six manual if you are fine with switching gears, or otherwise get a six- or ten-speed automatic.
A digital dashboard available in sizes from 8 to 12 inches and an infotainment system display either 10 or 12 inches large are the main highlights inside the cabin. If you pay extra, you can get LED Matrix headlights, Harman Kardon audio, and a plethora of electronic assists.
Editor Andrew Raspopov