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2010 Volkswagen Amarok coming to Australia in Q2 2010


It’s Volkswagen’s Amarok, the first one-tonne ute to be developed in Germany.

The Amarok will be built in Argentina from early next year and will arrive in Australia in the Q2 2010, although it will initially be available only as diesel four-door ute with a manual transmission. For automatic will be launch until 2011, and likely to be a dual-clutch version, as seen on existing Volkswagen commercial vans.

Detailed specifications won’t be released until nearer the launch in Australia. However, from what we found from the internet. The Argentina built truck offers with two engines.

  • 120kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 400Nm of torque (from just 1500rpm)
  • 90kW four-cylinder TDI with 340Nm of torque.

Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, and the 90kW engine uses just 7.6 litres per 100km (7.8L/km for the 120kW engine). Volkswagen says the vehicle’s 80-litre petrol tank is capable of producing a range in excess of 1000km.

Volkswagen claims the Amarok will have the largest interior space and cargo area in its class, with the biggest space between wheel wells. The 5.25m truck will have a payload of up to 1.15 tonnes and a towing capacity of up to 2.8 tonnes.