While the Amarok is not current available in the US for obvious reasons, it is still one of the best compact pick-up trucks in Europe and Australia. The 2015 Volkswagen Amarok is going to bring to the market a few updates to its engine line, the models you will be able to choose and also its design. Even though the car has been on the market since 2011, it will still continue to be sold in the same basic form for a few more years to come.
The Engine of Volkswagen Amarok 2015
Engine wise, the 2015 Volkswagen Amarok comes with a couple of different engines that are available in a few power outputs which is great considering not all people need insane amounts of power. The base car will come with a 2 liter turbocharged petrol engine which will provide up to 160 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque which is quite good, but its fuel consumption isn’t as good at more than 10 L/100km.
The other option is a 2 liter diesel engine which can be either turbocharged or twin-turbocharged. This will come in powers of 120 and 140 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque for the turbocharged version and up to 160 or 180 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque for the bi-turbo model. The latter in its highest spec will be offering all that power with a fuel consumption as low as 8 L/100 km which is class leading at this amount of power.
VW Amarok Transmission
Transmission wise, Volkswagen Amarok 2015 can be had either with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. The four wheel drive version comes with electronic differentials which is a nice addition in off-road. All the engines are only available with a 6 speed manual which may come as a let down for some but the bi-turbo diesel will also be available with an optional 8 speed automatic on the four wheel drive version.
New 2015 VW Amarok Interior
On the inside, the 2015 Volkswagen Amarok resembles a saloon rather than a utility vehicle and this is its main selling point. Even the most basic car will come with climate control, electric windows and seats, a pretty good audio system with 6 speakers and also a 4 inch screen in the dashboard that will show information about the car’s status.
2015 Volkswagen Amarok Price
2015 Volkswagen Amarok will cost around 32.000 euro which is not that much by any means but it is still more expensive than its competitors. This is due to the fact that the car feels more like a saloon inside rather than a normal pick-up truck. The release date for the 2015 model has been announced to be at the end of 2014 when it will be released along a couple of other cars from VW.