The Most Powerful Bakkie is Here…The 2021 VW Amarok

April 30, 2021

The 2021 VW Amarok is here and it has plenty to offer with power, looks and impressive handling.

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Let’s take a closer look at this powerful machine and what makes it one of SA’s preferred bakkie’s. 

Under the Hood 

The 2021 VW Amarok boasts a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine pushing 190kW and 580Nm. The incredible engine can also do small bursts of 200kW and with the 8-speed automatic transmission, power is sent to all four wheels.  

VW say that the Amarok can get to 100km/h in just 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 200 km/h. You can access this power whenever you need to with the ‘S’ mode on the transmission lever or by using the shift paddles.

The average fuel consumption is 9.5l/100km, however, 12l/100km is probably more realistic especially for aggressive drivers.

How Does it Look?

The VW Amarok is pleasing to the eye, especially the Extreme model. It comes fitted with 20-inch Talca alloy wheels, a blacked-out B pillar, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and 4Motion side decals. You can also opt for a body-coloured sports bar.

The Extreme model features 14 way electrically adjustable front seats, exclusive Nappa leather with contrast stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Other noteworthy features of the Amarok are the cruise control, dual-zone climate control, reverse-view camera, infotainment display with satellite navigation and wipers and lights that are automatically activated.

Safety Comes First

Safety in the Amarok includes an electronic stability programme and tyre pressure monitoring, electronic trailer stabilisation system, automatic post-collision braking system, passenger safety through ABS with EBD and anti-theft warning system.

So, What Does it Cost?

The Highline model starts at R704 100 and the Extreme 4Motion model starts at R996 000. You will receive a 3 year or 100 000km warranty plus a 5 year or 90 000km service plan.

*Prices correct at the time of writing.

The Amarok is far from ordinary in the bakkie market and offers power and looks, making it a popular choice in South Africa.

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