Amarok Double Cab now available with petrol engine

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VW Amarok 2011

The Amarok Double Cab is now available with a TSI petrol engine. The introduction of a 2.0 TSI 118kW engine completes the Double Cab model line-up that includes 2.0 TDI 90kW and 2.0 BiTDI 120kW derivatives.

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All the engines are mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is planned for introduction in the third quarter of 2012.

Amarok was launched in South Africa in September last year and immediately set a new benchmark in the bakkie segment. Its advanced engine technology, extensive active and passive safety systems, and a high level of comfort and specification set the Amarok apart from its competitors.

To date, Amarok Double Cab has sold over 4 500 units and has a market share of 15.5%, which makes it the second best-selling Double Cab bakkie in South Africa in 2011.

Internationally the Amarok Double Cab enjoys a high profile as the official escort and back-up vehicle for the annual Dakar Rally. In this vital support role for the event, a fleet of Amaroks has successfully completed two Dakars (some 18 000 kilometres), traversing some of the most challenging terrain in the world, without a single breakdown.

VW Amarok 2011

Locally, Amarok Double Cab has successfully hosted two Spirit of Africa off-road competitions, in which over 950 teams competed, under the guidance of the legendary Sarel van der Merwe.

Last month, three Amarok Double Cabs embarked on an expedition with the Voetspore television crew, led by Johan Badenhorst, from Cape Agulhas to Alexandria in Egypt. The expedition aims to introduce Voetspore viewers to the wonders of Africa as well as showcase the off-road capabilities of the Amarok in some of the continent’s toughest driving conditions.

In 2010, the Amarok became the first bakkie to be named as a finalist for the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year award.

2.0 TSI 118kW engine

The four-cylinder 2.0 TSI engine uses a turbo-charged induction system and 16-valve cylinder head. Its maximum power of 118kW is delivered between 3800 rpm and 5500rpm.

It is in torque delivery, however that this engine really excels with 300 Nm delivered from just 1600 rpm right through to 3750 rpm.

At the core of this remarkable performance is a host of latest generation engine combustion technologies including variable valve timing and a constantly variable vane turbocharger. The direct injection fuel system has an operating pressure of 190 bar (2760 psi) for optimised fuel atomisation and complete combustion for high efficiency and low emissions.

It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 10 seconds and has a top speed of 180 km/h. This level of performance is matched by exceptional fuel consumption of 9,6 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 228 g/km.

Prices (Vat Included)

Trendline
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 TSI 118kW 4x2   R301 400
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 TDI 90kW 4x2   R328 400
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 TDI 90kW 4Motion   R377 300

Highline
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 120kW 4x2   R354 800
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 120kW 4Motion  R403 700

Service and warranty

Amarok Double Cab model range comes standard with a 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer warranty and 5 year/90 000 km Service Plan.

All models have a 6 year anti-corrosion warranty and 15 000 km service intervals.

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