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VW’s New Amarok 1 tonne Ute

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

AMAROK, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles much heralded entry into the ute market will be launched in South Amercia next year.

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It is the first one-tonne class ute to be developed in Germany but it will be built at VW’s Pacheco plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Amarok will be released first as a four door dual cab before a single cab version is released in the first half of 2011.


It will be powered by a choice of two turbo diesel four cylinder high-tech engines. The initial offering will be a 120Kw two-litre engine developing 400Nm at 1500rpm and by mid 2010 a 90Kw engine developing 340Nm at 2000 rpm will be available.

Both will be matched to six-speed manual gearboxes. The Amorak will be offered with three drive options: full-time all-wheel drive; switchable all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.
In the basic version, the Amarok will have rear-wheel drive. It will also be available in three levels of equipment and accessories with the basic Amarok; the Amarok Trendline and the top of the range Amarok Highline.

All models across the range will be packed with safety features such as airbags, ABS, ASR and electronic differential lock plus off road ABS, hill descent and hill hold assist if the optional ESP package is fitted.
The Australian launch is not expected until late 2010.