When other vehicles reach their limits, the Amarok exceeds. It performs as effortlessly on rough terrain as it does on the open road – offering levels of quality and style like no other pickup. At the heart of every Amarok sits a powerful diesel engine, which when coupled to a robust ladder frame chassis, 4MOTION and heavy-duty suspension, is a combination that ensures swift and stable progress and enables the Amarok to tow trailer weights of up to 3,200kg. Inside, there’s ergonomic seats and numerous storage trays, allowing up to five occupants and their kit or luggage to be accommodated with ease. As you’d expect from any Volkswagen, the Amarok is loaded with safety features, all designed to help ensure you, your passengers and your cargo arrive in perfect condition – whatever the terrain.
Your safety is a vital factor, so we ensure that a long list of safety and security features are built-in to every vehicle we produce. Almost every part of the vehicle’s design contributes to safety. Occupants are securely enclosed within a rigid safety cell with crumple zones to absorb crash energy, while the chassis and suspension are designed for excellent directional stability and handling. Features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD/EBV), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Controland driver and passenger front, side and curtain airbags are fitted as standard. When you need maximum grip, our Selectable and Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive systems help to maintain traction in poor driving conditions or when driving off-road. For extra security and protection, the Amarok features an anti-theft alarm system and a three-seat rear bench with two ISOFIX child seat mountings as standard – both offering additional peace-of-mind.
Our renowned TDI engines have long been setting the standards in diesel technology – and with rising fuel costs, we’ve also been working hard to lower fuel consumption, while reducing CO2 emissions. The Amarok range reflects this with a choice of two powerful 2.0 litre common-rail diesel engines, both complying with Euro 5 emission limits and equipped with diesel particulate filters as standard. While the 140PS diesel engine uses TDI technology, the 180PS diesel engine features BiTurbo (BiTDI) technology for the ultimate diesel experience. Above all, you’ll discover that whichever engine or gearbox you choose, or terrain you encounter, the Amarok will carry you to your destination swiftly and safely.
BlueMotion Technology (BMT) is available on the 180PS BiTDI 8-speed automatic Amarok Highline. It consists of four key elements, namely cruise control, low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop, which when added together, contribute to significant improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This not only benefits your pocket, but also the environment.
The Amarok’s innovative Selectable and Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive systems enable sure-footed progress when you encounter rain, snow, sand, mud or gravel. They’re designed to maintain traction while off-road, as well as offering improved road holding and increased safety in poor surface conditions. And for added safety, 4MOTION is compatible with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD/EBV), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) and Off-road ABS. Perfect for getting you to places that other vehicles can’t reach, 4MOTION will transport you on an adventure that doesn’t end just because the road does.
The Amarok is designed to set new standards. It’s luxurious, stylish and highly specified, yet robust enough to take day-to-day use – whether loaded with crew and their tools or kit, or a family of five with bikes or camping equipment. It’s a vehicle that’s designed to make a statement too, with rugged good-looks, go-anywhere all-wheel drive and a purposeful stance that’s complimented with powerful engines, refinement, economy and reliability – leading to high residual values and low whole-life costs. Once seated inside, you’ll find the Amarok’s ergonomic layout and dynamic driving characteristics are supported by an extensive specification. Even the rugged Startline features refinements such as driver and passenger front, side and curtain airbags, an RCD 210 radio with MP3 compatible CD player and AUX-IN socket, Climatic air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors and remote central locking. The Amarok ergonomic front seating is no less impressive. Driver and passenger 3-point seatbelts are adjustable for height and include tensioners as standard. At the rear, there’s masses of space across the split/folding three-seat bench, which includes two ISOFIX child seat mountings to the outer seats. However you plan to use your Amarok, you’ll find it the perfect vehicle when you want to combine luxury and space with the ability to shift heavy loads over any terrain.
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