Volkswagen Amarok now available with BlueMotion technology

Article by Christian A., on November 6, 2012

The revised Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck is equipped with BlueMotion technology, improving its fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. Some of its features that cut fuel consumption are stop-start, regenerative braking and low rolling-resistance tires. As a result, the Bluemotion Amarok now offers a combined 37.2mpg and has a CO2 emissions level of 199g/km even if it’s only available in permanent four-wheel-drive configuration.

All new Amaroks, along with the BlueMotion model, will get a revised 2.0-litre TDI engine, boosting its power from 161bhp to 178bhp. It will also offer a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

It will also have the following upgrades: Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors, heated washer jets, cornering fog lights and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen raised the towing limits for the manual model from 2800kg to 3000kg while the automatic models can pull up to 3200kg. Volkswagen has started to take orders for the Amarok with a starting price of £18,795. At the top of this lineup is an automatic model with BlueMotion technology that’s priced at £25,105.

‘The new 180 PS engine and automatic transmission make the Amarok even more refined, plus with BlueMotion Technology also now available, it can offer more efficiency, too,’ said Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. ‘The Amaroks from Germany are now arriving in Van Centre showrooms, with demonstrators available for test drives,’ he continued.

Amarok’s launch will have three equipment variations. The base model relies on true mechanical and very sturdy components with fully manual window lifting, door locking, and mirror adjusting. The unpainted front bumper, door handles, and mirrors make them perfect for heavy duty tasks. The other features that come standard are height-adjustable front seats, adjustable folding bench rear seat, locking glove compartment, and truck bed lights. Its unique feature is that door mirrors integrate the radio and navigation systems.

The next grade up for convenient features is the Volkswagen Amarok Trendline. Here, the front bumper, door handles, and mirror housings are body-colour painted. There are electric powered window lifts, door locks, and mirrors. Also, the truck’s image is strengthened with standard CD player/radio, semi-automatic climate control (Climatic), multi-function display, cruise control, and front fog lights.

Amarok Highline also has select features. Adding to the Trendline equipment, the Highline includes upgrades such as partial chrome mirror housings, chrome accents throughout, and body-coloured fender flares that create room for 17” alloy wheels. Also, the top line is distinguished by a colour-contrasted instrument panel (based on configuration), automatic climate control (Climatronic) offering superlative comfort, a better performing sound system, and elegant fabric seat coverings.

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