The Amarok Double Cab has revolutionised the local 1-tonne bakkie market since its introduction in September 2010. One of the innovative technologies that Amarok introduced into the local bakkie segment was the 8-speed automatic transmission in January 2013. Until now, this popular derivative was only available with a permanent four-wheel drive system.
Customers can now order the Amarok Double Cab Automatic with a rear-wheel drive system. The 4×2 derivative has a combined fuel consumption of 8.2 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 216 g/km.
The additional gears make it possible to achieve a wider gear ratio spread between the 1st and 8th gears compared to a conventional automatic transmission. As a result, the 132kW 2.0 litre BiTDI engine works more frequently in its optimal torque band. The 8th gear has been configured as a fuel saving overdrive gear that operates at reduced engine speed.
The 2.0 litre BiTDI has a maximum torque of 420 Newton metres that is available at 1 750rpm.The top speed of 180 km/h is reached in 7th gear. It only takes 10.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.
Volkswagen Amarok Standard Features
The Amarok Double Cab Automatic is offered with the top of the range equipment line, Highline. Its standard safety and convenient features include ESP with brake assist and Hill Start/Hill Descent assist, ABS including off-road ABS, driver and front passenger airbag, daytime running lights, park distance control (rear), 17-inch alloy wheels, Radio/CD (MP3 capable) with 6 speakers, Climatronic 2-zone air conditioning system, electrically foldable mirrors, storage drawers under front seats, cruise control and 12-volt socket in centre console, dashboard and load box.
Volkswagen Amarok Optional Features
Customers can order optional functional features such as park distance control (front), alloy wheels (18 and 19-inch) and Vienna leather seats to individualise their Amarok Double Cab Automatics.
How much does the Volkswagen Amarok Cost in South Africa?
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4×2 Auto Highline – R467 700
Service and Warranty
The Amarok Double Cab with automatic transmission comes standard with 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer warranty, 5 year/90 000 km Automotion Service Plan and 6 year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is at 15 000 km.