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KIA: Now it's the edgy, wedgy Koup

Kia continues to pleasantly surprise the South African car market with its growing product choice. The addition of the sexily sporty, 225km/h, Koup, says DAVE FALL, has just made things even better.

Amarok cabin 'biggest in class'

2010-10-18 09:00

LEATHER AND LUXURY: The double-cab VW Amarok is said to have the biggest cabin in its class.

The new VW Amarok double-cab's exceptional interior dimensions make it the most spacious in its class.

The vehicle has fine-tuned ergonomics typical, Volkswagen says, of its commercial vehicles. Easy entry, a generous seating layout and lots of head room characterise the space behind the wheel.

Ample leg room for the rear-bench seat makes the Amarok a full-fledged five-seater.

When only two people are aboard the rear seat can be folded to increase interior cargo space.

Two Euro pallets

The load bed of the Amarok Double Cab provides the largest dimensions in its class at 1 555mm long by 1620mm wide, for an impressive load bed area of 2.52 square meters. And that’s not all...

Also “Best in Class” is the bakkie’s maximum load width of 1222mm between wheel wells. For the first time on a mid-size bakkie, this makes it possible to load Euro pallets (1.2 x 0.8m) sideways, a space-saving feature.

The Amarok makes it is easy to transport outdoor sports equipment such as quad bikes or bulky items such as machinery, thanks to its large dimensions, load-sill height of 780mm and payload capacity of up to 1.15 metric tons.

Four tie-down eyes at the corners of the load bed secure cargo while on the move and this bakkie can handle up to 2.8 metric tons of suitably braked trailer.


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