Volkswagen Amarok Highline
New top-spec Volkswagen Amarok Highline gets more powerful 258 PS V6 engine
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  • Most powerful Amarok pick-up now available for order; first deliveries due September
  • 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine has power upped to 258 PS – plus 14 PS overboost – and 580 Nm torque
  • New engine replaces previous top-spec 224 PS unit
  • Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic standard with 258 PS

THERE’S only one Best Pick-up of the Year – the Amarok.

Winner of our pick-up category in the Vans Director supported Business Van of the Year awards, the award-winning truck has just got faster out of the blocks.

The high-powered 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine powering the top-spec Amarok has been upgraded.


The V6 now pumps out 258 PS – or briefly even 272 PS on overboost.

There’s more shove-it-down-the-road torque, too: 580 Nm up from 550.

And, of course, to keep it altogether, there’s permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox come as standard.

The new 258 PS powertrain is available on the range-topping Highline trim. It replaces the 224 PS unit.

However, you can still order Amarok with 204 PS (six-speed manual or eight-speed auto) and 163 PS (manual only) engine options.

There are plenty of goodies on the top-spec power boosted Highline:


ESP and automatic post-collision braking system,

climatronic air conditioning,

Composition Media infotainment system with touchscreen and App-Connect,

18-inch alloy wheels,

bi-xenon headlights,

side bars,

front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera

and Vienna leather upholstery.

Prices for the new top-spec 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).


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