Braked towing capacity

3 to 3.5 tonnes


843 to 1,033kg


132 to 200kW1


400 to 580Nm

Tough comes from within

If you’re looking for tough – an uncompromising, resilient, clever kind of tough – then look no further. Introducing the powerful Amarok and Amarok V6.

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Powerful performance

The Amarok and Amarok V6 have an inside that matches their outside, with plenty of character under the hood.

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Ladder frame chassis

Tough, full length ladder frame chassis

The chassis is tough enough for whatever you throw at it – or under it. With two long chassis rails, connected by shorter rails, it consists of 7 cross sections. These cross sections offer maximum strength and rigidity optimising off-road and towing performance.

4MOTION and off-road mode

Ready for any adventure

Amarok’s 4x4 system utilises a Torsen differential to distribute optimal power between all four wheels. The optional Selectable 4MOTION system gives you the choice of three modes: rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and four-wheel drive low range. At the touch of a button you can select the best mode for whatever the conditions may be.

The intelligent ‘off-road’ button sets up the vehicle for off-road driving with functions including Hill Descent Control, and recalibrated ABS settings that improve performance on dirt, and reduce the stopping distance on loose surfaces.

TDI Engine

Power is its strong suit

The tough 4-cylinder Amarok has all the grunt you need to conquer the building site or go off the beaten track. Available in manual and auto, the 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine generates 132kW of power and 400Nm (manual) and 420Nm (auto) of torque, making quick work of challenging terrains.

If you need even more grunt, the Amarok V6, with a 3.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine, delivers a thrilling 165kW of power and 180kW on Overboost. If that's still not enough, the Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 and Highline 580 Black generate an incredible 190kW of power, surging to a class-leading 200kW on Overboost. With that amount of power, very little stands in its way.

Load areas and payload

Space where it's needed most

The Amarok can pack a full size ‘Euro’ pallet with its incredible 1222mm tray. Not only is it the widest, it has four lashing eyes conveniently located around the load space. Plus, when you work late, there’s a light above the rear window to illuminate the tray. And with a payload of up to 911kg, transporting almost anything is possible1.

Innovative from the inside, out

The Amarok isn't just tough, it has all you would expect and more from a Volkswagen.

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Media Systems

Hardwired for connection

Navigation has never been easier thanks to the optional Discover Media package, with a 6.5” colour display with touchscreen, 2D and 3D (bird's eye) map views, CD player with auxillary input and two SD card slots for navigation and media. Only available on Highline and Ultimate models.

The Composition Media system boasts a crystal clear 6.33” colour touch screen, packed with the latest multimedia functions, including App-Connect2 and Bluetooth®. For added convenience the telephone functions can be voice activated. Available on all models.

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and off-road ABS

In safe hands

ESP helps you stay in control of your vehicle by preventing understeer or oversteer. If your vehicle starts to skid, the Electronic Stabilisation Programme will apply the brakes to individual wheels and adjust the engine’s power output to correct the problem.

Off-road ABS reduces the stopping distance on loose surfaces at the press of a button. When this function is activated the braking interval is increased; the wheels lock up in a controlled manner so that material from the ground (such as gravel or sand) build up in front of each wheel, reducing the stopping distance.

Multi-Collision Brake

Safety as standard

The Multi-Collision Brake system3 applies the brakes to slow the vehicle to 10km/h when airbag sensors detect a collision, so that a secondary impact will be lessened or avoided. During braking, the hazard and brake lights are illuminated and remain activated. The driver can take over at any time.

Trailer Stabilisation

Steady the load

Trailer Stabilisation3 complements the electronic stabilisation program. If your trailer starts to fluctuate heavily, the system slows it down through controlled braking and reduced engine torque – steadying the trailer and increasing driving safety. Genuine Amarok wiring harness must be fitted.

Built for maximum driving pleasure

The Amarok can handle extreme angles, gradients and slopes, providing a comfortable drive on any terrain.

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Get comfortable being tough

The Amarok’s interior boasts plenty of space to stow your belongings, including storage on the dashboard, large compartments under the front seats on the Sportline and Highline, and four cup holders. The ergoComfort 14-way electric seats, available in luxury Nappa leather appointed upholstery4, ensure a comfortable drive and safe journey.


See the world at different angles

From steep slopes to rushing streams, the Amarok's got it covered. It handles 45° inclines, has a maximum slope angle of 29.5° at the front and 18.0° at the rear, and can handle pools with a wading depth of 500mm. The Amarok's broad wheelbase provides enormous stability, even when driving along slopes with a 50° incline*.

*Actual is 49.7° on left 50.8° on right

Features & Colours

Customise Your Choice

Features of Core

  • 4-cyl. turbo diesel engine 2.0 l/132kW
  • Wheels: 16" 'KORAMA' Alloy
  • Composition media with App-Connect
  • Heavy duty rubber floor covering in cabin
  • Park distance control in rear with rear view camera
  • Differential lock
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
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Features of V6 Core

  • 6-cyl. turbo diesel engine 3.0 l/165 kW V6
  • Wheels: 17" 'POSADAS' alloy
  • Composition media with App-Connect
  • Heavy duty rubber floor covering in cabin
  • Park distance control in rear with rear view camera
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Front fog lamps
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Features of V6 Sportline

  • 6-cyl. turbo diesel engine 3.0 l/165 kW V6, TDI550 4x4
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Wheels: 18" ' MANAUS' Alloys
  • Composition media with App-Connect
  • Carpet floor covering in cab
  • Park distance control in front and rear, and rear view camera
  • Windshield wiper intermittent control with rain sensor
  • Dual zone climatronic air conditioning system
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Features of V6 Black Edition 580

  • 6-cyl. turbo diesel engine 3.0 l/190 kW V6, TDI580 4x4
  • 8-speed automatic transmission for four-wheel drive
  • Wheels: 18" 'Rawson' alloy
  • Black sports bar and black illuminated side steps
  • Salipria cloth seat trim
  • Black headlining and pillar trims
  • Gloss black dash inserts
  • Discover Media Satellite Navigation with App Connect
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED separate daytime running light
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Features of V6 Highline 580

  • 6-cyl. turbo diesel engine 3.0 l/190 kW V6, TDI580 4x4
  • 8-speed automatic transmission for four-wheel drive
  • Chrome Sports Bar and side step with integrated step
  • Discover Media Satellite Navigation
  • Salipria cloth seat trim
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED separate daytime running light
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Dual zone climatronic air conditioning
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Features of V6 Aventura

  • 6-cyl. turbo diesel engine 3.0 l/190 kW V6, TDI580 4x4
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Wheels: 20" 'TALCA' alloy
  • Moulded sports bar painted in body colour
  • Under body design element
  • Discover Media Satellite Navigation
  • Load compartment coating, resistant to abrasion, stone impact and UV-resistant
  • "ergoComfort" driver and front passenger seat with 14-way adjustment and heating
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Volkswagen Terms & Conditions +

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  • 2. Payload is defined as the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) minus the Kerb Mass. Payload is the maximum combined weight of occupants, cargo, added structures and tow ball down weight (when towing). GVM must not be exceeded.
  • 3. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately).
  • 4. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
  • 5. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather.
  • 7. The Volkswagen Universal Traffic Recorder App (UTR App) is only for use in combination with the Universal Traffic Recorder (UTR/Dashcam) of Volkswagen Genuine Accessories. Its capabilities include live viewing, data management, a car finder function and being able to adjust the recorder’s settings. All functions of the Volkswagen UTR app require an active data service between the Universal Traffic Recorder and your smartphone. Configurations vary by model (Front only or Front/Rear camera). Consult your local Volkswagen Dealer for further information.
  • 8.For Amaroks fitted with factory styling bars the Amarok Premium Roll Cover can only be purchased in conjunction with a Sports bar adaptor kit.
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