Introducing the Second-Generation Volkswagen Amarok: A Perfect Blend of Power and Style

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Introducing the Second-Generation Volkswagen Amarok: A Perfect Blend of Power and Style

The highly anticipated second-generation Volkswagen Amarok is set to hit South African dealerships on 18 March 2023. Proudly built in South Africa, this new range of Amarok pickups boasts impressive upgrades in design, technology, and power. Let's take a closer look at what the new Amarok has to offer.

Enhanced Proportions and Off-Road Capabilities

The new Amarok's long wheelbase of 3,270mm, which is 173mm longer than its predecessor, provides more space, especially in the double cab's second row of seats. The increased wheelbase improves the vehicle's off-road capabilities, offering better approach and departure angles. Additionally, the Amarok's off-road potential is further enhanced by a much greater wading depth of 800mm, compared to the previous 500mm.

Charismatic Exterior Design

The new Amarok features an unmistakable and charismatic front section, with straight and upright lines, characteristic of Volkswagen's design DNA. The LED headlights come as standard on all variants, and the PanAmericana and Aventura models boast new IQ.LIGHT LED headlights, providing interactive illumination. The side profile is defined by half-round wheel arches and robust plastic cladding, giving the Amarok a distinctive and robust appearance.

Spacious Loading Bay and Impressive Towing Capacity

The Amarok's loading bay offers ample room for payloads of up to 1.16 tonnes, with the single cab model capable of accommodating two Euro pallets loaded sideways. The load bed also features integrated eye rings for secure cargo fastening. Furthermore, the Amarok flaunts an impressive maximum towing capacity of over 3 tonnes, making it suitable for various demanding tasks.

Premium Interior with Advanced Technology

Inside the Amarok, drivers will find a premium interior that seamlessly blends functionality and style. The digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment display offer an intuitive and modern experience. The range of display units includes digital 8.0-inch or 12-inch instruments and a touchscreen infotainment system in sizes ranging from 10-inch to 12-inch. The Amarok also comes with various driver assistance systems to make driving safer and more convenient, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Park Assist, and more.

Four Turbocharged Diesel Engines

The Amarok range offers four turbocharged diesel engines, catering to various power requirements. Starting with a 2.0-litre TDI engine producing 110 kW, the power output goes up to 184 kW with the top-of-the-range 3.0-litre V6 engine. The higher-output engines come standard with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, while manual options are available for some variants.

Amarok Trim Lines and Pricing

The new Amarok is available in several trim lines, each offering a unique set of features and capabilities:

  1. Amarok Single Cab (Pricing starts at R599,000)

  2. Amarok Double Cab (Pricing starts at R650,500)

  3. Amarok Life (Pricing starts at R683,500)

  4. Amarok Style (Pricing starts at R900,000)

  5. Amarok PanAmericana (Pricing starts at R987,000)

  6. Amarok Aventura (Pricing starts at R1,105,000)

Each Amarok model comes with an impressive 4-year/120,000 km warranty, a 5-year/100,000 km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan, and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, providing peace of mind to Amarok owners.


The second-generation Volkswagen Amarok raises the bar for mid-size pickups with its bold design, premium interior, advanced technology, and powerful engine options. Whether for work or leisure, the Amarok's versatility and capability make it a top choice in the South African market. Get ready to experience the new era of Amarok when it hits Volkswagen dealerships next month.

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