Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets a power boost

Reuben Van Niekerk

In the last quarter of 2020, Volkswagen Commercial vehicles will be introducing its most powerful bakkie yet, the Amarok Double Cab with 190kW of power.


The Amarok range was launched in 2010 and almost 35 000 units have been sold since. As of November 2020, the range will include the following engines; the 2.0 TDI 103kW, 20 BiTDI 132kW and 3.0 TDI V6 190kW.


The biggest development with this addition to the Amarok range is under the bonnet. The most powerful Amarok distinguishes itself from the rest of the range through the new 3.0-litre V6 190kW TDi engine, which has 25kW more power as well as 30Nm more torque than the outgoing 165kW derivative, now developing 190kW from 3000rpm and 580Nm from 1400rpm, which is channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox which will see this version of the Amarok sprint from standstill to 100km/h in just 7.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 207km/h while using just 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres.


With an over boost function that powers the Amarok to a maximum power output of 200kW for 10 seconds, it is also one of the most, if not the most powerful bakkie on sale in South Africa at the moment.


The most powerful model will be available in Highline and top of the range Extreme specification which includes Vienna leather heated seats, increased GVM from 2.8 to 3.0 tons, Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, climatronic air-conditioning as well as 18-inch Manaus alloy wheels.


The Extreme adds Nappa leather seats, Discover Pro Media system which includes satellite navigation and 20-inch Talca alloy wheels to the already high level of specification.



VW Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Highline R908 300

VW Amarok Double Cab 3.0 V6 190kW Extreme R974 000