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VW Amarok Pickup Is Too Middle Class To Appeal To The Average Redneck

Since it was launched in December 2016, the Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been the only pick-up to be offered exclusively with a high-powered 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine.

The Amrok is now available with 258 PS or briefly even 272 PS (200 kW) when using the overboost function. Torque is increased from 500Nm to 580 Nm. Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox come as standard.

The new 258 PS powertrain is offered to UK customers in standard range-topping Highline trim only, and replaces the 224 PS unit.

The Amarok remains available with a 204 PS (six-speed manual or eight-speed auto) and 163 PS (manual only) engine.

Highline adds a host of features on top of the standard Amarok’s already generous specification. As well as items including ABS, ESP and automatic post-collision braking system, climatronic air conditioning, Composition Media infotainment system with touchscreen and App-Connect, Highline gains 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and side bars, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera and Vienna leather upholstery.

The new 258 PS Amarok can be ordered now. Prices for the new Highline model with 258 PS engine start at £34,325 (basic, excluding VAT and OTR). The entry-level model to the range, the 163 PS Trendline, costs £24,510 (basic).