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Engine Power

132 kW

Fuel Efficiency

8.5 L/100km

Towing (braked)

3,200 kg

The best of the best

Introducing the Amarok

The Amarok doesn’t just have character on the outside, there’s plenty of personality under the bonnet too. From its ladder-frame chassis up, the Amarok is uncompromisingly tough. With its tried and tested 4-cylinder engine and permanent 4MOTION® all-wheel drive, you can go anywhere. With the refinement you expect of Volkswagen, you might forget you are in a rugged workhorse.

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Powerful performance

The Amarok has an impressive inside that matches it's outside, with plenty of character under the hood.

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Load areas and payload

Handles heavy-duty jobs with ease

A high level of driving comfort, even with high payloads: The standard 3+2 leaf springs provide high levels of comfort and can cope with a maximum payload of 972 kg. The Amarok can pack a full size ‘Euro’ pallet with its incredible 1222mm tray.

4MOTION and off-road mode

Four for the win

Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive

Even under extreme conditions, the Amarok turns every journey into an experience. That's because its chassis and drive system have been perfectly tuned – and combined with the tried-and-tested 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

The intelligent ‘off-road’ button sets up the vehicle for off-road driving with functions including Hill Descent Control, and recalibrated ABS settings that improve performance on dirt, and reduce the stopping distance on loose surfaces.

TDI Engine

Power comes from within

The tough 4-cylinder Amarok has all the grunt you need to conquer the building site or go off the beaten track. Available in manual and auto, the 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine generates 132kW of power and 400Nm (manual) and 420Nm (auto) of torque, making quick work of challenging terrains.

If you need even more grunt, the Amarok V6, with a 3.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine, delivers a thrilling 165kW of power and 180kW on Overboost. If that's still not enough, the Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 and Highline 580 Black generate an incredible 190kW of power, surging to a class-leading 200kW on Overboost. With that amount of power, very little stands in its way.

Safety features

Keeping you safe on every journey

Loaded with driver aids the Amarok will help make you a better and safer driver on-road and off-road. All Amaroks have standard Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to avoid skidding plus Hill Hold Assist (HHA) to prevent slides on hill starts, and Hill Descent Control (HDC) to ease Amarok down steep descents, even without engine braking.

8-Speed gearbox

Go 8th gear places

With the refinement you expect of Volkswagen, you might forget you are in a rugged workhorse. The sophisticated interior makes driving a dream especially with the technically advanced, 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Carefully planned right down to the smallest detail

Driving Experience

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Offroad ABS

A short tap on the brakes. A shorter braking distance.

Once activated, the wheels lock briefly when braking on loose surfaces, thereby essentially creating a wedge of material under the wheel and significantly reducing the braking distance. This noticeably increases the driving safety.

Hill Descent Assist

Walking speed Activated automatically.

When off-roading, Hill Descent Assist lets you drive down slopes in a safe, controlled manner thanks to the engine management’s ability to regulate the engine. The vehicle’s speed is maintained at a constant pace.

Ramp angle

Inclined towards a top performance

The Amarok’s increased ground clearance means it can handle even extreme angles, gradients and slopes.

Thanks to its increased clearance and depending on the loading condition, the Amarok can climb ramps with an angle of 15.6° to 20.1°.

Slope angle and wading depth

Inclined towards a top performance

The Amarok’s increased ground clearance means it can handle even extreme angles, gradients and slopes.

The Amarok boasts a maximum slope angle of 29.5° at the front and 18.0° at the rear. It can handle pools with a wading depth of up to 500 mm.

Lateral slope angle

Masters any situation

An off-road performance of the highest standard: The wide wheelbase ensures an incredible level of stability, even when driving on slopes with a 50° incline.

Carefully planned right down to the smallest detail


The interior impresses thanks to plenty of space, even more comfort and a huge number of storage options.

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Storage areas

Plenty of space

From coffee cups and work gloves through to a water bottle: the Amarok’s interior has plenty of storage space for everything that you need for both work and play. This includes a storage compartment on the dash panel, spacious storage areas under the front seats and four cup holders.


Almost too beautiful to be there

You have reached your destination. However, you could simply stay seated in the Amarok’s comfortable interior. After all, it offers the most spacious legroom in its class. And though the seats may be higher than in a sports utility vehicle – they are just as comfortable. What's more, the ergoComfort front seats can be carefully adjusted to your needs at the touch of a button. And you may not even want to get out at all.

ergoComfort seats

Multimedia infotainment

Off the beaten soundtrack

A long day at work and an even longer day off-roading? In the Amarok, you won’t miss anything that’s going on at home or out in the wider world thanks to cutting-edge radio and navigation systems.

The crystal clear 6.33" colour touchscreen is packed with the latest multimedia functions.

Innovative from the inside, out

The Amarok isn't just tough, it has all you would expect and more from a Volkswagen.

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Media Systems

Hardwired for connection

Navigation has never been easier thanks to the optional Discover Media package, with a 6.5” colour display with touchscreen, 2D and 3D (bird's eye) map views, CD player with auxillary input and two SD card slots for navigation and media. Only available on Highline and Ultimate models.

The Composition Media system boasts a crystal clear 6.33” colour touch screen, packed with the latest multimedia functions, including App-Connect2 and Bluetooth®. For added convenience the telephone functions can be voice activated. Available on all models.

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and off-road ABS

In safe hands

ESP helps you stay in control of your vehicle by preventing understeer or oversteer. If your vehicle starts to skid, the Electronic Stabilisation Programme will apply the brakes to individual wheels and adjust the engine’s power output to correct the problem.

Off-road ABS reduces the stopping distance on loose surfaces at the press of a button. When this function is activated the braking interval is increased; the wheels lock up in a controlled manner so that material from the ground (such as gravel or sand) build up in front of each wheel, reducing the stopping distance.

Multi-Collision Brake

Safety as standard

The Multi-Collision Brake system3 applies the brakes to slow the vehicle to 10km/h when airbag sensors detect a collision, so that a secondary impact will be lessened or avoided. During braking, the hazard and brake lights are illuminated and remain activated. The driver can take over at any time.

Trailer Stabilisation

Steady the load

Trailer Stabilisation3 complements the electronic stabilisation program. If your trailer starts to fluctuate heavily, the system slows it down through controlled braking and reduced engine torque – steadying the trailer and increasing driving safety. Genuine Amarok wiring harness must be fitted.

Built for maximum driving pleasure

The Amarok can handle extreme angles, gradients and slopes, providing a comfortable drive on any terrain.

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Get comfortable being tough

The Amarok’s interior boasts plenty of space to stow your belongings, including storage on the dashboard, large compartments under the front seats on the Sportline and Highline, and four cup holders. The ergoComfort 14-way electric seats, available in luxury Nappa leather appointed upholstery4, ensure a comfortable drive and safe journey.


See the world at different angles

From steep slopes to rushing streams, the Amarok's got it covered. It handles 45° inclines, has a maximum slope angle of 29.5° at the front and 18.0° at the rear, and can handle pools with a wading depth of 500mm. The Amarok's broad wheelbase provides enormous stability, even when driving along slopes with a 50° incline*.

*Actual is 49.7° on left 50.8° on right

The Amarok V6 Darkside Edition

Features of Amarok Comfortline

  • 132 kW maximum power
  • 8.5L/100km fuel consumption
  • 4 cylinder turbo engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 6.33-inch touch screen infotainment system
  • 17" Posadas alloy wheels with flared wheel arches
  • App-connect
  • Anti-theft alarm system
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Amarok Comfortline

Features of Amarok V6 Sportline

  • Up to 200 kW maximum power
  • 8.9L/100km fuel consumption
  • 6 cylinder turbo engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 3500kg towing capacity
  • 6.33-inch touch screen infotainment system
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
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Amarok V6 Sportline

Features of Amarok V6 Aventura

  • Up to 200 kW maximum power
  • 8.9L/100km fuel consumption
  • 6 cylinder turbo engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 3500kg towing capacity
  • Custom Carbon Steel metallic paint
  • 20" Talca alloy with flared wheel arches
  • 14-way power adjustable "ergoComfort" front seats with leather upholstery
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Amarok V6 Aventura

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  • 4. Fuel consumption is based on the combined fuel consumption figure
  • 5. International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
  • 6. Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market
  • 7. Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost
  • 8. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)
  • 9. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices
  • 10. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather
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