VW Amarok pick-up (2010) first official pictures

Published: 02 December 2009

VW has unveiled its first UK-bound pick-up for a generation, the new Amarok. It’s coming here in September 2010 in the double-cab bodystyle pictured; a single-cab variant will follow in 2011.

The new VW Amarok has workmanlike figures, with a 1.15-tonne payload, a 2.52 sq m cargo bed and a 2.8-tonne towing capacity. But it’s also one of the slickest looking pick-up trucks around, with the latest VW design features in evidence – especially around the face.

Numerous drivetrain options will be available, including rear-wheel drive, and switchable or permanent 4wd. All based on a trad ladderframe chassis for hard knocks.

The Amarok is built in VW’s Argentinian factory, but UK-bound models will have a Euro-friendly 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine – available with 161bhp or 120bhp.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet

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