VW claim that the eight-speed automatic transmission makes it possible to achieve a wider gear ratio spread between the 1st and 8th gears compared to a conventional automatic transmission.
Power and torque outputs remain the same at 132kW/420Nm from a 2.0-litre BiTDI engine. The small unit is certainly not shy with a top speed of 180km/h in 7th gear and a 10.6 second sprint from 0 - 100 km/h.
The new derivative comes standard with ESP brake assist and Hill Start/Hill Descent assist, ABS including off-road ABS, driver and front passenger air bag, daytime running lights, park distance control (rear), 17-inch alloy wheels, radio/CD (MP3 capable) with six speakers, Climatronic two-zone air conditioning system, electrically foldable mirrors, storage drawers under front seats, cruise control and 12-volt socket in centre console, dashboard and load box.
Amarok Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4x2 Auto Highline R467 700