What comes to mind when you think about the new Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles? Perhaps terms such as power, versatility and adventure? Or maybe pick-up, premium and all-wheel drive? Before you spend too long thinking about it: all these attributes are correct! Because the new Amarok combines the strengths of the former model with fresh developments that really make a statement. What then should fleet customers expect from the new Amarok?
Spotlight on versatility!
First and foremost, the new Amarok is a real powerhouse and, thanks to 4MOTION, its switchable all-wheel drive system, it can handle loads of up to 1.19 tonnes and boasts a 3.5 tonne towing weight. As a result, it can be used in numerous scenarios – both in the professional and private sphere (not least due to the practical cargo box on the truck bed). On board the pick-up, the driver and passengers have more than 25 assist systems at their fingertips depending on the version (and within the context of their system limits). There are also numerous practical controls (a well-considered mix of digital and analogue elements) and clear displays with a screen size of up to 31.2 centimetres (corresponding to 12.3 inches). The interior is finished in high-quality materials, which can also cope with tough working conditions – and other adventures.
Speaking of adventure!
The new Amarok is not just eminently suitable for the asphalt jungle, it has proved to be exceedingly solution-oriented away from paved roads too. With this in mind, it is available with 4MOTION four-wheel drive and slip differential on the rear axle – as standard in Germany and throughout Europe too. Depending on the engine version, two different 4MOTION systems are used: a switchable all-wheel drive with three drive modes (2H, 4H, 4L) and a top model with four drive modes (2H, 4H, 4L and 4A). In the Amarok, 2H is the eco-mode, i.e. a pure rear-wheel drive for street driving, 4H is a rigid all-wheel drive just for loose surfaces like sand or snow, which can be driven over at higher speeds. 4L is a gear reduction for slowly crossing difficult off-road terrain. Here, more power is directed to the drive shafts at low speeds. The top model offers an extra, fourth mode (4A) via an additional multi-plate clutch in another transfer box: a variable and thus automatic power distribution between the front and rear axles; technically this is an “extended switchable all-wheel drive”.
The differential lock and intelligent “drive modes” round off the all-wheel drive characteristics. With these options, Amarok users now have significantly more influence over the choice of all-wheel drive. The selectable “drive modes” help to optimise the forward motion and facilitate ideal settings for the Amarok, regardless of the path it takes, either “on the road”, i.e. streets and paved roads, or “offroad”.
The new Amarok is available in a total of five model variants with three different TDI diesel engines: in Germany, the new Amarok is available to order now. Further market launches in Europe are already planned for the coming months.
Amarok PanAmericana: fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 10.5–10.2; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 274-267. Only consumption and emission values according to WLTP and not according to NEDC are available for the vehicles. Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions given in ranges depends on the equipment selected for the vehicle. Vehicle images show special equipment.
All information applies to the German market. Availability and specifications may vary from country to country. Therefore, it is recommended to check with local sales representatives or dealers before final order.
The specified fuel consumption and emission data has been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. On 1 January 2022, the WLTP test cycle replaced the NEDC test cycle fully. This means that NEDC values will not be provided for new type-approved vehicles after this date. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not an integral part of the offer. It is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the different vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (e.g. add-on parts, different tyre formats etc.) may change the relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and, in conjunction with weather and traffic conditions and individual driving style, may affect fuel consumption, electrical power consumption, CO₂ emissions and the performance figures for the vehicle. Because it involves more realistic testing conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values calculated in accordance with the WLTP are in many cases higher than those calculated in accordance with the NEDC. As a result, there may be corresponding changes to vehicle taxation starting on 1 September 2018. Further information about the differences between WLTP and NEFZ can be found at www.volkswagen.de/wltp.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official, specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of new passenger car models”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen or at www.dat.de/co2.
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