The high end of the block 2967 cm³ not only deliver 224 hp but 500 Nm, a gain of 130 Nm compared to the current Amarok. It will be possible to combine the TDI to different transmissions. Basic, it is a 2 Drive rear wheels. But it is of course possible to select 4 wheel drive 4Motion. With the manual transmission, it will engage the front axle. By cons, with the automatic 8-speed, all-wheel drive uses a Torsen differential.
In terms of style, the latest version of Amarok still claims its position as “premium pick-up.” To counter future Alaskan Renault and Mercedes X-Class, Volkswagen pickup will offer LED lighting for the license plate, square contours of headlights, fog trapezoid, punctuated by a chrome ring and a sports bar type of the same color as the body.
At the rear, little change except smoked lights. The V6 version will be available from September 2016, but only 224 horsepower version. The rest of the range will arrive in the last quarter, from 26,000 euros.
Aboard that evolution is most pronounced with a dashboard that forsakes the four round air vents. Place a horizontal organization around the multimedia screen. The whole is enhanced by an aluminum rod that runs through the dashboard. Forget the adventurous spirit of the present, the Volkswagen Amarok 2016 wants to approach the luxury SUV Touareg universe as the future (see our article Volkswagen Concept T-Prime GTE).