2011 Volkswagen Amarok achieves ratings of 7E and 8E and it also is in some of the lowest insurance groups. The pick-up introduces a more efficient 2.0 litre diesel, which offers better efficiency, more power and low fuel consumption. VW Amarok has the lowest CO2 emission in its segment – 199 g/km.
The engine is 2.0 litre TDI with 122PS and 340Nm at just 1750RPM, while the more powerful bi-turbo model with 163PS and 400Nm at 1750RPM has emissions figure of 209 g/km of CO2. All models come with 6-speed manual transmission. The performance is pretty good – 0 to 62 mph in 13.7 seconds for the 122PS version and 11.1 seconds for the 163PS model. 2011 Amarok Highline offers a maximum towing weight of 2 800 kg with permanent 4MOTION, while the models with selectable 4MOTION can tow up to 2 690kg.
The 2.0 litre TDI achieves 37.2 mpg, while the bi-turbo models returns 35.8 mpg. The fuel tank has 80 litre of capacity, so the Amarok has a theoretical range of more than 650 miles.
A full range of accessories, from iPod adaptors and Bluetooth kits, to hard tops, tonneau covers and towbars, will be available for the new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up when it goes on sale in the UK on 1 May.
There are also some styling options like a front bumper trim, exterior decor sets, side steps, stainless steel side rails, styling bars for the loadspace and the option to upgrade to 19” alloys.