Volkswagen ups power stakes with launch of 258PS Amarok

Published 17 April 2018

Volkswagen has upped the pick-up power stakes with the launch of its most-powerful Amarok yet. Developing 258PS, the 2018 Amarok will rival the Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 and cost in the region of £38,000 before VAT when it reaches dealers in June.

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok pick-up will be the new halo model in the range and surpass the 224PS V6 Amarok that was launched in 2016. The 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel is boosted to 258PS and 580Nm of torque, with the latter flowing from 1400rpm - 3000rpm.

The Amarok gets an overboost feature for overtaking, with the V6 engine producing 272PS for short bursts under heavy acceleration. Power is fed to the 4Motion all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Available in Highline or Aventura trim, Volkswagen's pick-up will be offered with some suitable visual upgrades, including a black roof liner, 20-inch wheels, leather seats and LED daytime running lights. 

Prices are still to be confirmed, but the 258PS Amarok is expected to start in the region £38,000 for Highline models and rise to £42,000 for Aventura trim. As before, the range starts with the 163PS V6 at £25,430 excluding VAT.



Des cass    on 20 April 2018

Nice motor but it has diesel engine which restricts its use, especially when all the new rules come in February for city use.

NickNike    on 20 April 2018

After all the lies and the diesel fiasco from this company, are drivers still mug enough to but from this manufacturer?

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