• South Africa's most powerful bakkie will launch in November 2020.
• The 190kW version of the Volkswagen Amarok is priced from R908 300.
• It is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel motor.
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Volkswagen's long-awaited 190kW version of its Amarok double cab will be available from November 2020.
The headlines are of course the 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 engine producing 190kW and 580Nm of torque. The oomph is transferred to all four wheels via an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The Amarok with the V6 engine completes the zero to 100km/h sprint in 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 207km/h. It has an average fuel consumption of 9.5-litres per 100 kilometres, claims Volkswagen. Power is momentarily increased via an overboost function to 200kW for 10 seconds.
The new models replace the 165kW model that was the flagship of the range.
The two-model range is designated by trim level. Highline and the top-of-the-range Extreme. There are only four exterior paint hues available: Candy White, Mojave Beige, Indium Grey metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
In the Highline model standard features include Vienna leather (heated) seats, increased GVM from 2.8t to 3.0t (including heavy duty leaf springs), Bi-Xenon headlights, font and rear Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, climate control and 18-inch Manaus alloy wheels.
The Discover Pro Media system which includes satellite navigation, rubber floor covering and 19-inch Milford alloy wheels are optional.
The Extreme model is differentiated by 'Special Edition' Nappa leather seats, Discover Pro Media system with satellite navigation and 20-inch Talca alloy wheels. The optional features on the Extreme are the Increased GVM from 2.8t to 3.0t (including heavy duty leaf springs), rubber floor covering,19-inch Milford alloy wheels and a sports bar painted in body colour.
All models are sold with a three year or 100 000km warranty, five year or 90 000km service plan.
Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline - R908 300
Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme - R974 600