This is me actually wanting to grow in precision and delivery with my car review articles for I’m a person with short attention span & I understand how frustrating it can be and wouldn’t want to bore you.
Firstly, I’m barely an SUV fan not to mention a truck but on my way to school one morning, I came across this midsize off road beast *been literal. ‘The Volkswagen Amarok’. I wasn’t aware that such a car existed. It looked so flawless, lovable, and protruded trucks in another realm.
According to stats, the amarok is rated as argueably the best pick up truck of it’s time in terms of safety and power option.
The name ‘AMAROK’ means Wolf in Inuit and interbrand (a branding agency) also claims it is associated with ‘he loves stones’ in Roman Language.
In 2007, automotive website Worldcarfans.com published the first photos captured by RoAnSa Carspy Photography of the Development mule of the Robust Pick-up Concept Vehicle Wearing Toyota Hilux Sheetmetal on a volkswagen developed chassis.
It’s majorly powered by a TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine which is a design of turbodiesel engines featuring turbocharging and cylinder direct fuel injection developed by the volkswagen group even in the midst of other engine options. Following the launch in Argentina, the Amarok was a key support vehicle in the 2010 Dakar Rally with 45 having been used.
The Amarok was launched in a double cab variant with the single cab first launching in late 2011 in South Africa & Europe.
In September 2014, Volkswagen launched a limited edition Amarok Dark Label is fitted with the company’s range topping 178bhp(horsepower) 2.0 litre BiTDI engine generating up to 430Nm of torque and offering a maximum towing capacity of up to 3200kg. The new V6 TDI offers up to 23% more power & 28% more torque while delivering lower emissions and decreased fuel consumption.
Black Matte Amarok
The Amarok has three drive concepts : Rear Wheel drive, Shiftable 4motion and Permanent 4motion where the permanent full time all wheel drive system distributes power through a torgue sensing differential with a 40:60 ratio between the front and rear axles.
The base version ,the trendline and the highline. The highline possesses electrically operated door locking, cruise control, chrome strips on the radiator grille & around the fog lights and an electrically locked glove box (pigeon hole as well known) in my country.
The Amarok has won 5 awards for the best pickup in 2011 in 3 different countries.
It’s a probable choice for that road trip you’ve been planning since the first quarter of 2017.
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