The wait is nearly over, Volkswagen Amarok consumers.
Pre-orders for the new Amarok dual-cab ute are actually open and the configurator is stay on the Volkswagen Australia web site, forward of first deliveries early in Could.
Volkswagen has shared photos of among 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 financial system for the total vary; you’ll be able to verify particulars out in our full worth 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 sizzling property at launch.
However the reality 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 value of previous-gen Amarok house owners eager on a brand new mannequin, together with household consumers who dominated out the now-defunct first-generation automobile because of the 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 might be supplied: 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 might be supplied 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.