Introducing the new Amarok!

The Amarok, now with a powerful V6 turbo diesel engine.

The latest iteration of Volkswagen's double cab pick-up was revealed worldwide in June 2016, marking a step change in the model's history. With a refreshed external look, the new Amarok is now available with the much-anticipated new 3.0-litre V6 165kW TDI engine. Additional new features include an all-new interior and the latest in in-car infotainment systems as well as additional safety and technology elements.

The 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine is the only six-cylinder diesel engine in the segment. The top-of-the-range engine delivers 165kW of power that is available at 550 Nm of torque channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. The V6 engine pushes the Amarok to a top speed of 193km/h and sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 8.0 seconds.

From the outside the new Amarok distinguishes itself from the previous model through a redesigned  front bumper and radiator grille  incorporating  front fog lights, new alloy wheels and a third brake light with LED technology. Aligned with the latest Volkswagen DNA seen in the new Caddy, Transporter and forthcoming Crafter, horizontal lines dominate the front of the new model, with much cleaner-looking, angled folds and edges.


Inside the cab the changes are more prominent with an all-new dashboard design which incorporates Volkswagen's modular infotainment system with touchscreen radio, App-Connect, Bluetooth and USB interface (iPod/IPhone compatible).

A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard on every new Amarok, including four airbags, Electronic Stabilisation Programme and Volkswagen's award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which can reduce the chance or severity of a secondary accident in the event of a collision.

The Trendline equipment trim level has been replaced with the Comfortline equipment trim level resulting in additional standard features. Highline Plus has been added to the model line-up for customers looking for additional top-end convenience and comfort standard features.  Extreme replaces Ultimate as the main derivative in the Amarok model line-up. Extreme will be available with an option of 4MOTION automatic 2.0 BiTDI with 132kW or 3.0 TDI V6 with 165kW engine.

Under the skin, the Amarok's running gear has not been fundamentally changed from the previous generation. The base derivative is the 2.0 TDI with 103kW with 6-speed manual transmission and an option of permanent 4MOTION four-wheel and two-wheel drive systems. Also carried over from the previous model is the tried and tested 2.0 BiTDi delivering 132kW. This engine is offered with 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions. Customers have an option of the selectable 4MOTION on the derivatives with manual transmission and permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive system on derivatives with automatic transmission.

The new model retains the previous Amarok's dimensions: it measures 5.25m long, 2.23m wide and 1.83m high. Its load area continues to measure 2.52m2, meaning it can accommodate a Euro pallet sideways.


The new Amarok is available in four equipment trim levels namely Comfortline, Highline, Highline Plus and Extreme.

Retail Pricelist (Vat and emissions tax Included)

Amarok 2.0 TDI 103kW 4x2 Manual Comfortline                             R487 700

Amarok 2.0 TDI 103kW 4MOTION Manual Comfortline                   R544 900

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4x2 Manual Highline                              R521 900

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4MOTION Manual Highline                    R573 000

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4x2 Auto Highline                                  R539 400

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4x2 Auto Highline Plus                           R591 900

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4MOTION Auto Highline                        R590 600

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4MOTION Auto Highline Plus                 R643 100

Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4MOTION Auto Extreme                       R673 600

Amarok 3.0 TDI V6 165kW 4MOTION Auto Highline                      R665 700

Amarok 3.0 TDI V6 165kW 4MOTION Auto Highline Plus               R716 600

Amarok 3.0 TDI V6 165kW 4MOTION Auto Extreme                     R748 600

Service and Warranty

The Amarok model range comes standard with 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer warranty, 5 year/90 000 km Automotion Service Plan and 6 year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is at 15 000 km.

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