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Dynamic and safe on any terrain

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GET OUT THERE: Do it in an off-road VW Amarok and there's very little that will stop you.

Amarok customers can choose between two driveline versions: switchable all-wheel drive (4MOTION) and rear-wheel drive (4x2).

The latter represents the entry-level version and will appeal to customers who are mainly interested in the Amarok’s styling and versatility in a utility application. The all-wheel-drive version is right at home in any terrain.

The Amarok 4MOTION with switchable all-wheel drive is identified by a red “4” in the badging. This is an ideal vehicle for off-road excursions when the going gets tough but is equally at home in the city. It uses a typical rigid system for its all-wheel drive, a system that is practice-proven in the bakkie segment.

When engaged at the press of a button it transfers power equally to both axles. For more difficult terrain a low-ratio transfer case provides exceptional traction to make even the most severe off-road passages easy to master.

Electronic differential

Even inclines with a slope angle of 45 degrees at full payload are no obstacle for the Amarok 4MOTION. A progressively tuned heavy-duty spring package with three main and two auxiliary spring packs (available as an option) ensures a high overload safety factor and uniform comfort in all load situations.

The driveline on every Amarok has an electronic differential lock that features automatic braking intervention. This system improves traction on all surfaces.

A mechanical rear differential lock is available for rugged Amarok driving conditions.


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