POr the rhythm of life and everyday life that makes "years go by," as many people say, is a bit surprising that Amarok, the first Volkswagen mid-pick pickup, has been on the market for eight years. To celebrate this trajectory and review its history and features, the German brand organizes #AmarokDay in Cardales, with the presence of its chief executives and the press at Estancia la Pebeta.
His name has attracted attention at the time of its launch in 2010, and refers to the Arctic Wolf, the Eskimo language, and has also taken advantage of an association or played with the parent company of the company based in Wolfsburg, whose name is translates exactly into the "Wolf House".
Amarcco's curiosity is of paramount importance to our country as it is produced at General Pacheco's plant and together with the Hanover plant are the only two industrial centers where they are produced worldwide.
With a more comfortable design, but without neglecting its origin as a useful car, it was originally introduced with two 2.0-liter turbocharged 122 hp turbocharged engines. and 180 hp double turbo – with manual 6-speed gearbox. From 2012, he added the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and added more power in the most affordable 122 to 180 hp versions. That same year, "Amarok Expert" started with a special training for business consultants and customers, which took place throughout the country.
In 2014, the automatic options were extended to the 4 × 2 versions, with the special Dark Label series known for their completely black aesthetics. A year later he added more equipment – with bi-xenon headlamps, electric folding mirrors and new tire designs – along with the introduction of another special series called Ultimate.
For the 2016, the pickup received its first major update, which was partially renewed – especially in the interior – including more comfortable, safe and technological equipment, and the arrival of the V6 was announced. Just in June 2017, two of these variants came in with a different aesthetics and the 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine that developed 224 hp. (which can be upgraded to 244 hp by the Overboost function) and 550 Nm combined with the 8-speed automatic and 4-stroke four-wheel drive transmission.
Finally, the latest addition to the series is the V6 Comfortline version, which maintains the best option mechanics, but with intermediate gear and more orientation as a tool. One more fact: these eight years have already produced more than half a million Amarok and by 2019 new features are planned, including the expected V6 versions linked to the 6-speed manual gearbox.
In this way, the version currently has 14 versions and 3 levels of equipment:
Trendline: is the entry level version and features 16 "(cabin only) steel stamped steel wheels, an eco leather seat, adjustable height front seats, rear parking sensor and radio" RCD 230G "with CD, MP3, USB, SD card, Aux Input, i-Pod connectivity and Bluetooth, and includes standard hard and hard work envelopes, with rubber floor and synthetic leather seat.
Comfortline: (CD, MP3, USB, SD card and App-Connect) (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), alloy wheels, 17 "aluminum wheels, Kemisu trim, multifunction steering wheel, and 4 × 4) and four airbags in double cab versions.
Highline: Adds 18 "alloy wheels, electrically adjustable front seats, Climatronic 2-zone air conditioner, spare camera, Discover Media radio with CD, MP3, USB, SD card, i-Pod and Bluetooth connectivity, App-Connect and Navigator.
In two variants, the V6 to Dry or Low: With Stainless Steel Strip Style, Oval Thumbs of the Same Material and "Milford" 19 "Rims, and the V6 Extreme, with Sportsbar, flat aluminum stirrups and wheels" Talca "20 inches.
Prices and warranty:
- Amarok Trendline CS 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4X2: $ 856,100
- Amarok Trendline CS 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4X4: $ 1,015,200
- Amarok Trendline DC 2.0 TDI 140 hp 4X2: $ 1,005,600
- Amarok Trendline DC 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4X4: $ 1,162,400
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X2: $ 1,175,400
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X2 AT: $ 1,244,400
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 hp 4X4: $ 1,347,800
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,431,200
- Amarok Comfortline V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,528,300
- Amarok Highline 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X2: $ 1,328,600
- Amarok Highline 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X2 AT: $ 1,444,900
- Amarok Highline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X4: $ 1,532,500
- Amarok Highline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,667,500
- Amarok V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,850,300
- Amarok V6 Extreme 3.0 TDI 224 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,951,600
- Warranty of 3 years or 100 000 kilometers.
Through Volkswagen Financial Services, the financial company of the brand:
- Duration 18 months, amount 6.9% capital Funded up to $ 250,000
- 25% discount and 6 installments free of charge with VISA card valid until 31.12.2018 or 150 contracts, whichever comes first.
Since last year, Volkswagen has introduced a new Amarok fleet assistance service that allows maintenance and repair of their cars at home, aimed at fleets or individuals working in areas away from official workshops.
The trucks are fully equipped with all the tools and items required for this type of task. They also have 200 liters of oil, electric generator, compressor and self-diagnostic equipment to check for possible damage that is listed on the vehicle for repair.
The mobile service allows the concessionaire to perform up to 5 day maintenance operations, thus interfering with the workshop and significantly reducing the waiting times. You can make changes to brake pads and discs, distribution or fitting of accessories, among other tasks.
The concessionaires who have this assistance are the following: