The wait is nearly over, Volkswagen Amarok patrons.
Pre-orders for the brand new Amarok dual-cab ute at the moment are open and the configurator is reside on the Volkswagen Australia web site, forward of first deliveries early in Might.
Volkswagen has shared pictures of a number of the first automobiles to be registered in Australia, following on from footage snapped by eagle-eyed Australian patrons awaiting supply of their automobiles.
It has additionally confirmed gasoline financial system for the complete vary; you’ll be able to verify particulars out in our full value and spec story right here.
When it arrives, Volkswagen expects the Amarok Fashion to be the top-selling mannequin.
It’s priced from $66,990 earlier than on-road prices, and goes head-to-head with the Ford Ranger Sport and Wildtrak, the Toyota HiLux SR5 and Rogue, and the range-topping Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain and Mazda BT-50 Thunder.
As beforehand signposted, the Aventura and PanAmericana would be the first Amarok fashions Down Below, with lower-end fashions following not far behind.
The corporate has fielded greater than 10,000 expressions of curiosity for the brand new Amarok, suggesting it’ll be scorching property at launch.
However the reality it’s made in South Africa, and the actual fact Volkswagen Australia is the largest marketplace for the Amarok, imply the workforce at VW expects to have “good inventory” of the brand new ute.
It’s anticipated to compete with the T-Roc for prime billing on the Volkswagen gross sales charts, because the model cashes in on 12 years value of previous-gen Amarok house owners eager on a brand new mannequin, together with household patrons who dominated out the now-defunct first-generation automotive because of the lack of rear aspect airbags, amongst different security options.
Below the pores and skin, the brand new Amarok has been developed on the identical platform as the most recent Ford Ranger.
Three engines can be provided: a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder (in two states of tune), a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, and a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Whereas the Ranger can be provided with the two.3-litre petrol engine in different markets, in Australia it’s a diesel-only affair.
Volkswagen will supply 5 trim ranges: Core, Life, Fashion, PanAmerica, and Aventura.
Pricing begins at $50,990 earlier than on-roads and extends to $79,990 earlier than on-roads in Australia.
Braked towing capability is as much as 3500kg and there’s a 6500kg gross mixed mass. Payload is as much as 1200kg relying on mannequin.
Fording depth has elevated from 500 to 800mm and because of the now-shorter overhangs, the entrance angle of strategy determine is now 29 levels, the departure angle is 21 levels, and the ramp angle is 21 levels.
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