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The all new Volkswagen Amarok - which boasts a 3.0-litre V6 - goes on sale in the U.K., with first customer deliveries expected in January 2017.

30 Nov 2016 | International News : U.K.

Volkswagen Van Centres across the U.K. have started taking orders for the new Amarok model, with first customer deliveries expected in January 2017.

The Amarok's all new dash panel design incorporates Volkswagen's MID infotainment system
Replacing the previous model's 2.0-litre TDI engine, the new Amarok has at its heart a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, making it the only six-cylinder model in the segment.

The top-of-the-range version of this 3.0-litre V6 delivers 221bhp and 550Nm of torque channelled through its standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, giving a top speed of 192km/h and a 0-100km/h time of eight seconds.

An overboost function on the 221bhp takes the power up to 237bhp. Further iterations of this V6 TDI engine include a 201bhp version, which is available to order at launch with an automatic gearbox, plus a manual 201bhp and a 161bhp manual to follow later in 2017.

Combining car-like comfort and technology with full off-road capability, U.K. customers can choose between selectable (manual) and permanent (automatic) 4MOTION four-wheel drive. An optional mechanical rear-axle differential lock is also available for demanding off-road use.

From the outside the new Amarok distinguishes itself from the previous model with a new front bumper and radiator grille design, including front fog lights, new alloy wheels and a third brake light with Light-Emitting Diode technology.

Inside the cab, the changes are more prominent with an all new dash panel design, which incorporates Volkswagen's Modular Infotainment Platform (MID) infotainment system with touchscreen, radio and new technology, including the option of navigation, Guide & Inform, Car-Net and App-Connect systems. Bluetooth and a Digital Audio Broadcasting digital radio are also now standard features.

A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard on every new Amarok, including four airbags, an Electronic Stabilisation Programme and Volkswagen's award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Additional highlights, including Park Pilot and a rear view camera, also enhance comfort, convenience and safety.
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