📹WATCH: Volkswagen is about to take the Mzansi bakkie market by storm with the new Amarok coming in 2023. Get the full specs here: 📹 jacovanderm Motoring MotoringNews MotoringWorld VWAmarok
Volkswagen about to take Mzansi bakkie market by storm through various trim levels and reintroduction of single cab.
Petrol price hike: What your road trip will cost this Christmas Customers itching to get their hands on the bakkie will have to be patient until early in 2023 when pricing and final specifications are expected around its local launch.GALLERY | This is the new 2022 Volkswagen Amarok in pictures Compiled by Janine Van der Post Share Subscribers can listen to this article News24 Motoring attended the international media drive of the new Volkswagen Amarok in Cape Town, South Africa.What Happened? Peter Leeuwenburgh amassed a huge reputation in Mzansi for being one of the best shot stoppers in the league with the 28-year-old helping Cape Town City to their maiden MTN8 title.Lifestyle Made in Mzansi: Meet Wednesday’s SA stunt double [photos] South Africa’s Jenny Ayumi is the stunt double for actress Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday Addams in the hit Netflix series.
The new Amarok will be offered in five trim levels.A base model called Amarok, followed by the mid-spec Life and Style grades which slot in below the top-of-the-range Aventura and PanAmericana pair.Read our editor Janine Van der Post's impressions of the new Amarok later today.The flagship duo are separated by styling from the Aventura, a more flashy and city-orientated offering, and the PanAmericana, a more rugged-looking option for regular off-roading.While it remains unconfirmed as to why the footballer chose to spend a holiday in Western Cape, it must be said that any vacation here would be cheaper than most locations in Europe/ Cape Town also won a host of awards for being one of the world's best holiday destinations.Four different diesel engines will be available; a 2.Please click on the arrows on the images below to scroll through the gallery.0-litre single turbo in two states of tune (110kW/350Nm and 125kW/405Nm), 2.
0-litre biturbo (155kW/500Nm) and 3.Your thoughts, please? What do you think of You must be.0-litre V6 turbo (184kW/600Nm).Transmission will range from five-speed manual to 10-speed automatic, which will send the drive to either the front or to all four wheels.New drive and suspension systems include six different driving modes, electric brake booster, electronic differential lock and electromechanical power steering.Other improvements see the Amarok’s wading depth go up to 800 mm from 500 mm, its maximum towing capacity up from 3 300 kg to 3 500 kg, its roof load increase to 350 kg and the tailgate integrated into the central locking system.
ALSO READ: WATCH: New Ford Ranger production kicks-off at Silverton Amarok vs Ranger While the new Amarok should be judged on how it’s improved on its aged predecessor, the reality is that it can’t avoid comparisons to the Ford Ranger as long as it shares a platform and production line with it.This is something VW was well aware of right throughout the development process and did very well to differentiate the new Amarok from the Ranger in terms of look and feel.On the outside, the grille design is typical Volkswagen that blends in perfectly with the German carmaker’s SUV offerings.The cabin of the VW Amarok Aventura.They did an even better job on the inside where lots of effort and budget were poured into making it “100% Volkswagen”.
While the general cabin layout and dimensions might be similar to that of the Ranger and new Everest, little changes go a long way into transforming into something that is much more VW than Ford.These include the material and patterns of the seats and soft-touch finishes, the font and layout of the infotainment system and the buttons below it, the pattern of the air vents and a Harman Kardon sound system on top-end offerings.Safety is another area where the new Amarok features serious improvements over its predecessor.It gains no less than 20 new system such as dynamic lights assist, intelligent speed assist, blind spot detection for trailer and rear traffic alert.Refined drive Standard features across the entire range include LED headlights, electric folding side mirrors, multifunction steering wheel, 10.
1-inch vertical infotainment system and 8-inch digital instrument cluster.We spend most of the launch drive behind the wheel of the Aventura and PanAmericana, both in V6 guise, while we tackled the off-road section in a Style biturbo derivative.Where the outgoing V6 Amarok can almost be described as a bit of a brute, the is very refined.In fact, along with the impressive suspension and elegant interior it delivers such a plush ride that you often need a reminder you are actually sitting in a bakkie and not a high-end SUV.Read more on these topics.
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