The wait is sort of over, Volkswagen Amarok consumers.
Pre-orders for the new Amarok dual-cab ute at the moment are open and the configurator is reside on the Volkswagen Australia web site, forward of first deliveries early in Might.
Volkswagen has shared photographs of a number of the first automobiles to be registered in Australia, following on from photos snapped by eagle-eyed Australian consumers awaiting supply of their automobiles.
It has additionally confirmed gasoline economic system for the total vary; you may test particulars out in our full value and spec story right here.
When it arrives, Volkswagen expects the Amarok Type to be the top-selling mannequin.
It’s priced from $66,990 earlier than on-road prices, and goes head-to-head with the Ford Ranger Sport and Wildtrak, the Toyota HiLux SR5 and Rogue, and the range-topping Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain and Mazda BT-50 Thunder.
As beforehand signposted, the Aventura and PanAmericana would be the first Amarok fashions Down Underneath, with lower-end fashions following not far behind.
The corporate has fielded greater than 10,000 expressions of curiosity for the brand new Amarok, suggesting it’ll be scorching property at launch.
However the truth it’s made in South Africa, and the actual fact Volkswagen Australia is the largest marketplace for the Amarok, imply the workforce at VW expects to have “good inventory” of the brand new ute.
It’s anticipated to compete with the T-Roc for high billing on the Volkswagen gross sales charts, because the model cashes in on 12 years price of previous-gen Amarok homeowners eager on a brand new mannequin, together with household consumers who dominated out the now-defunct first-generation automobile as a result of lack of rear facet airbags, amongst different security options.
Underneath the pores and skin, the brand new Amarok has been developed on the identical platform as the newest Ford Ranger.
Three engines shall be provided: a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder (in two states of tune), a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, and a 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Whereas the Ranger shall be provided with the two.3-litre petrol engine in different markets, in Australia it’s a diesel-only affair.
Volkswagen will provide 5 trim ranges: Core, Life, Type, PanAmerica, and Aventura.
Pricing begins at $50,990 earlier than on-roads and extends to $79,990 earlier than on-roads in Australia.
Braked towing capability is as much as 3500kg and there’s a 6500kg gross mixed mass. Payload is as much as 1200kg relying on mannequin.
Fording depth has elevated from 500 to 800mm and because of the now-shorter overhangs, the entrance angle of method determine is now 29 levels, the departure angle is 21 levels, and the ramp angle is 21 levels.