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Volkswagen Amarok


The eight-speed automatic Amarok. Quickpic

Volkswagen SA has an automatic transmission to its double-cab range. Ryan Bubear the Volkswagen Amarok Double Cab 2.0 4Motion Auto Highline out).

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How many limbs your average arachnid What’s the square root of minus seven? How many are found in the Volkswagen Amarok’s new transmission (not counting of course)?

The answer to all three somewhat surprisingly, is eight. the latest addition to the Amarok employs an eight-speed automatic and it’s the first bakkie in its to do so. But it doesn’t make use of a DSG as one might No, this 132kW two-pedal uses a torque converter engineered for the Amarok instead.

With that many the auto ‘box is able to the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel in its optimal torque band for the majority of the time. This that there’s very hunting from the transmission almost always in the appropriate and up- and down-shifts go by largely unnoticed. In the self-shifter is remarkably well-behaved on the road, in stop-start traffic, and off the path. There’s even a mode (where the ‘box onto each cog a fair bit should you feel the need for extra oomph.

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Maximum torque of 420Nm is on tap just 1750rpm, and helps the bakkie sprint from 0 to in a respectable 10.9 seconds 0.3 seconds slower than the equipped six-speed manual), topping out at 179km/h in seventh. gear can be seen as a sort of permitting the already muted powerplant to murmur along at low engine speeds on the freeway, fuel and reducing engine in the process.

VW claims a combined economy figure of 8.3 litres per (just 0.3 litres more the manual). Over the week-long I recorded a final figure of which translates to about from the 80-litre tank. Not at all considering the sheer size of the and the fact that it’s a

With no low-range transfer first gear picks up the off-road (on tarmac, the automatic often pulls away in and when towing (capacity of At first I had my doubts about its abilities, but after spending a bit of getting the test vehicle muddy, I can report that it admirably in the rough stuff. four-wheel drive (it boasts a differential), off-road mode and an ground clearance means very little you can’t drive over, while the descent assist system an absolute treat.

The Amarok’s set-up double wishbone and rigid axle with springs (rear) does a job of smoothing out gravel roads and a fair comfort level on tar as even when unladen. As other Amarok derivatives, the load compartment measures (width) by 1555mm (length) by (height). So, plenty of packing too.

Car-like cabin

Volkswagen Amarok

Inside, the boasts a distinctly car-like In fact, it’s quite to forget you’re driving a and not a well-equipped SUV. Most materials come across as without appearing utilitarian, and space aplenty on the rear too.

The automatic Amarok is only in range-topping Highline which means it features niceties as 17-inch alloys, running lights, flared six-speaker sound system two-zone climate control, steering wheel/handbrake cover/gearshift electric windows, electric mirrors, and cruise control.

A handy feature is the inclusion of 12-volt sockets one in the centre one in the load-box and one on top of the dashboard (useful for a GPS unit). My test model fitted with optional seats and parking distance (which is worthwhile on a vehicle nearly 5.3 metres long).

front passenger and head/thorax airbags are included as standard, an upgraded safety package is available as an option. ESP (with start/hill descent assist), ABS off-road ABS), traction electronic differential lock, locking rear differential, and brake-force distribution are standard

The automatic Amarok double cab is of surprises. It’s astonishingly performs unexpectedly well off the track and is reasonably light on too.

And it’s got more gears an Audi R8.

Click through to 2 for specs and pricing.

Volkswagen Amarok
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