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REPORT: Volkswagen mulling cheaper, manual Amarok V6 TDI

23.11.2017

Launched earlier this year as the country's most powerful double cab pick-up, reports have alleged that Volkswagen could be introducing a cheaper version of the Amarok V6 TDI next year, albeit with a manual gearbox and low range transfer case.

This comes after the Wolfsburg automaker introduced a 150 kW version in the United Kingdom earlier this week, priced at £25 600 (R471 851) and offering a six-speed manual 'box instead of the current 165 kW derivative's eight-speed Tiptronic, and selectable low range as opposed to a permanent all-wheel drive setup.

Making 500 Nm of torque instead of 550 Nm, the new unit propels the Amarok from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 8.4 seconds, and is claimed to consume diesel at a rate of 32.5 mpg or 8.6 L/100 km. Top speed is a claimed 192 km/h with a payload of 1 050 kg. 

Some reports have also claimed that a 120 kW V6 could debut in the UK as well, although this model seems unlikely for the local market as it will most likely clash with the 132 kW 2.0-litre BiTDI on price. If indeed confirmed for South Africa, expect the 150 kW Amarok manual to debut after the February 2018 launch of the UK version.

Article written by Autodealer
23.11.2017
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