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Amarok: High tech, low range

2010-10-18 09:00

VW JOINS BIG-BAKKIE LEAGUE: The Amarok is VW's first venture into double-cab trucks - but it's hit the jackpot.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced the Amarok, the most technically advanced bakkie in South Africa, and you can read all about it in this special Wheels24 commercial feature.

Highly advanced TDI engines – each with turbocharged direct-injection – set standards when it comes to fuel economy and emissions. The Amarok’s active and passive safety systems, as well as its convenience features, all match up to car standards, yet the Amarok is extremely rugged.

Double cab now, single later

Many of the technologies implemented in the Amarok are being used for the first time in the one-ton bakkie segment. They include the use of a Bi-Turbo charging system for the top engine. In terms of its space, load bed width and height, cargo loading abilities and payload capacity, the new Amarok is “Best in Class”.

This new bakkie from Volkswagen has been introduced first as a Double Cab with a four-door body that offers impressive space for five adults. The two-door Single Cab version with a longer load bed will follow in 2011

THE NEW AMAROK: High-tech quality for the bakkie market.

In both concept and style, the Amarok is clearly influenced by the latest Volkswagen design DNA. This is reflected in its emphasis of horizontal lines in the well-defined interplay of body surfaces, and high precision of its workmanship. One of its most prominent features is the visual unit formed by the horizontal headlights and radiator grille with its louvres and decorative trim accents.

Extending back from the vehicle’s front face is a surface that develops over the fender contour to the side windows and encloses them in an arch. The cleanly sculpted curvatures of the bakkie’s side body panels and engine hood give the Amarok the rugged look typical of a bakkie.

At the rear the prominent VW logo on the tailgate catches the eye.

The logo is framed by the bakkie’s tail lights with their distinctive "night" design.

The high standards of the development team are expressed in details such as this, which showcase the Amarok as a true Volkswagen and set it apart from the competition with its top quality and high-class design.

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