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Petrol power for VW's Amarok

2011-11-02 07:19

Volkswagen’s Amarok double-cab range, launched some months ago in SA as a then diesel-only line-up, is now available with a TSI petrol engine.

The introduction of the 118kW engine completes a line-up that includes 90kW 2.0 TDI and 120kW bi-turbo diesel derivatives.

As with its turbodiesel siblings the TSI, has a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed auto is planned for the third quarter of 2012.

GUTSY PETROL


The quad-valve, four-cylinder TSI uses variable valve timing and a variable vane geometry turbo to produce 118kW from 3800 to 5500 rpm, while its peak torque of 300Nm is on call from 1600 to 3750rpm.

Volkswagen claims its petrol double-cab accelerates to 100km/h in less than 10 seconds and has a top speed of 180km/h. Fuel consumption is given as 9.6 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 228g/km are quoted.

All Amarok double-cabs are sold with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan. Services are recommended at 15 000km intervals.  

PRICES
Trendline Double Cab

2.0 TSI 118kW 4x2 - R301 400
2.0 TDI 90kW 4x2 - R328 400
2.0 TDI 90kW 4Motion - R377 300

Highline Double Cab
2.0 BiTDI 120kW 4x2 - R354 800
2.0 BiTDI 120kW 4Motion - R403 700

Comments
  • Lourens - 2011-11-02 09:07

    I am not fond of VW products but I must admit their pricing on these double cabs are very very very attractive. Also the fuel consumption if we can believe it is amazing. The Toyota petrol double cab(2.7) needs to tow a petrol bunker with just to get anywhere and also the Mazda 2.6 and Isuzu 2.4 are just as heavy and crazy with their fule consumption. Hopefully the new Ranger enjines will improve on this.

  • James - 2011-11-02 22:20

    Hey Anton Golfs in US More reliable than Corrola's or Civics.

  • Warren - 2011-11-03 08:14

    Like everything VW Audi - Ripp Off - No longer "The Peoples Cars" That title is moving over to Kia and Hyundai! This price probably excludes Wheels, Steering Wheel and Dashboard!

      DASTIG - 2011-11-03 08:53

      How is this a rip off? It is priced on par with its rivals the Toyota Hilux , Ford Ranger, Isuzu KB so how exactly is it a rip-off?

      Lourens - 2011-11-03 13:47

      If I am not mistaken it is actually cheaper that the hilux models.

      Warren - 2011-11-03 14:42

      @Dastic - Don't get me wrong - I love the VW Audi Stable but am fed up off being ripped off by them. Everything is always extra and the servicing cost are through the roof due to VW H/O forcing dealerships to build new premises. You and I suffer the consequences due to the costs! I have reached a point where I will not support them any more because there are alternates out there at better prices. I do not know the bakkie prices but lets be real - Why are bakkies these prices in the first place. We are ripped in this country when it come to Car prices. The SA Public need to start objecting to these prices in general.

      claassenmarius - 2011-11-03 15:38

      Warren, speaking from an engineer's perspective and having been through the VW Uitenhage factory - the only reason why eastern car manufacturers are beating the likes of VW, Audi etc in the 'extras' catagory is because they budget more on putting Ipod, bluetooth, etc in their cars while the latter concentrate on building quality cars. I would rather drive a quality VW than a (for example) a Kia with all its extras. Then again - it probably depends on one's personality.

      Warren - 2011-11-03 16:42

      @Claaseenmarius - I could not agree more - I do believe that Audi VW quality is very good. I would not even have considered the other eastern companies 2 years ago - but I have test driven and done some reseach - the Kia's of this world are on most of their new models on par with VW as far as NCAP goes. I am not frustrated with VW arrogance at the moment that they believe a loyal customer like myself has now looked outside the stable. Sit in a Kia Sportage or Sorrento (new one), have a look at the quality - ex Audi designer - feels like you are in a VW Audi. Compare like for like and spec for spec ex gagets and you will see that VW is way out.

  • Sizwe - 2011-11-22 20:50

    I highly agree with warren vw problem is (optional) while hyundai and kia product those extras comes as standard

  • reza.daniels1 - 2011-12-14 14:00

    Who the hell does 90k in 5 years in a bakkie? Bakkie owners average in the region 0f 30-60k per annum. Your service plan is a joke along with your service.

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