New Amarok V6 Range (with bonus photoshoot)
The most powerful ute in its class is now accessible to more and more Kiwis thanks to a model range re-alignment from Volkswagen. The International ute of the year 2018, the Volkswagen Amarok V6 range now starts from just $69,990 plus on-road costs.
“The introduction of the Amarok V6 TDI at a sub-$70k price point is really exciting news for our brand. It opens up a genuine opportunity for more and more New Zealanders to experience the incredible product that we have in our Amarok V6. Having spoken to plenty of folk down at Fieldays over the last couple of days, it’s pretty apparent that those who’ve got themselves into a V6 are over the moon at its driving performance. And those that haven’t yet, desperately want to!”
“This coincides with some excellent results for Amarok in the ultra-competitive ute segment in the NZ market. Amarok sales have increased YTD by 82.9% within the Double/Crew Cab 4WD Auto segment. Further indication that Amarok V6 sits firmly at the top of the ute pecking order for many a Kiwi motorist up and down the country.”
The Amarok V6 3.0L TDI 4MOTION all-wheel drive model delivers a power output of 165kW, including an over-boost function which can increase the engine power up to 180kW.
The over-boost function is available at full throttle for 10 seconds in duration between 50 and 120 km/h. Not surprisingly, the Amarok V6 accelerates more like a hot hatch, rocketing from 0-100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds.
Other Amarok V6 credentials include:
- Towing capacity maximum of 3,500kg braked load limit
- 12-way Electric ‘ergoComfort’ Heated Front Seats (now standard on Highline and Aventura models)
- Servotronic Steering System
- Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
- 4MOTION 4WD as standard
- ‘Torsen’ Torque Sensing Centre Differential
Please note that imagery and specifications may be of overseas vehicles and include optional extras.