VW’s magnificent pickup truck, Amarok, has finished transforming from a concept into an actual production model, and as we get close to its debut in early 2010, the company releases new official images and details about it.
VW Amarok will be built in the firm’s plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina where it will be launched for the first time. Then it will debut in Europe in the summer of 2010, with first models expected to be in UK Volkswagen Van Centers in September.
Amarok features a cool and sporty design which promises robustness of a pick-up with innovative technology, high safety standards, and comfort, convenience, quality and and durability of normal VW cars.
The car is powered 2.0-litre fuel-efficient, Euro5 compliant, common rail TDI engine which comes in two versions, one with 163hp and 400 nm, and the other with 122hp and 340 nm of torque. Both engines have a six-speed manual transmission.
You can have the Amarok as a RWD or with a permanent all-wheel drive system plus low off-road gearing and other electronic driving aid systems such as electronic differential lock (EDL), Off-Road ABS, ESP and Hill Hold Assist.
with a length of 5.25 m the Amarok offers a big 2.52 m² cargo area, which is 1,555 mm long and 1,620 mm wide and has a payload capacity of up to 1.15 tonnes and maximum towing limit of 2.8 tonnes.
Pricing and trim levels of the VW Amarok for different markets are yet to be confirmed.