POr the rhythm of life and the daily routine that makes "years of work", as many of us say, is a surprise that Amarok, Volkswagen's first pick-up, is already on the market for eight years. To celebrate this trajectory and to revise its history and features, the German brand has organized #AmarokDay in Cardales, with the presence of key executives and press media, at Estancia at Pebeta.
His name caught his attention when he was launched in 2010 and refers to the Arctic wolf in the language of Eschimo, and also takes advantage of an association or play with words with the company's parent company, headquartered in Wolfsburg, whose the name is translated into the "wolf's house".
Amarok's curiosities are of particular importance to our country because it is produced in General Pacheco and, together with the Hanover plant, are the only industrial centers where it is produced globally.
With a more comfort-oriented design, but without neglecting its origin as a commercial vehicle, it was originally presented with two 2.0-liter turbo 122 hp and 180 hp twin-turbo six-speed manual gearbox. Starting in 2012, the automatic option has been added with an eight-speed ZF box and added more power in the most affordable versions, ranging from 122 to 180 hp. In the same year, the "Expert Amarok" program began with a special training for business and customer advisors, which was carried out throughout the country.
In 2014, automatic options were extended to 4 × 2 versions, and the special Dark Label series, known for its completely black aesthetics, was launched. A year later, he added more equipment – with bi-xenon headlamps, electrically folding mirrors and new tire design – along with the presentation of another special series called Ultimate.
For the 2016, the pickup received the first major upgrade, in which its design was partially renewed – especially in the interior – incorporating more comfort, safety and technological equipment, and the arrival of the V6 was announced. Exactly in June 2017, two of these variants with a different aesthetics appeared and the 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine developing 224 hp (which can be raised to 244 hp by the Overboost function) and 550 Nm, coupled to the 8-speed transmission automatic and 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive.
Finally, the latest addition to the range was the V6 Comfortline version, which maintains the mechanics of the top variants, but with intermediate equipment and greater orientation as a tool. Another fact: these eight years have already produced more than half a million Amarok and by 2019 more new features are planned, including the expected V6 versions associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
In this way, the pick-up currently has a total of 14 versions and three levels of equipment:
Trendline: is the entry-level version and features 16 "(single cab) steel stamped wheels, ecological leather cover, height-adjustable front seats, rear parking sensor and" RCD 230G "radio with CD, MP3, USB , SD card, Aux Input, i-Pod and Bluetooth connectivity, and incorporates the standard – single and double cabinets – the Hard Work package with rubber flooring and synthetic leather seat.
Comfortline: adds 17 "alloy wheels," Kemisu "fabric upholstery, multifunction steering wheel, front and rear parking sensor, Composition Media radio with CD, MP3, USB, SD card and App-Connect (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), differential lock (in 4 × 2 and 4 × 4) and four double cab airbags.
Highline: adds 18 "alloy wheels, electrically adjustable front seats, automatic climate control with two-zone automatic climate control, back-up camera, Discover Media radio with CD, MP3, USB, SD, i-Pod and Bluetooth connectivity -Connect and Navigator.
In two variants, the V6 is dry or low: with the stainless steel style bar, oval chucks of the same material and the 19 "Milford" rims, and the V6 Extreme with sports bar, flat aluminum castors and Talca wheels 20 ".
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 CP 4X4 AT: $ 1,431,200
- Amarok Comfortline V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 CP 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 CP 4X4: $ 1,532,500
- Amarok Highline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4X4 AT: $ 1,667,500
- Amarok V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 CP 4X4 AT: $ 1,850,300
- Amarok V6 Extreme 3.0 TDI 224 CP 4X4 AT: $ 1,951,600
- 3 years warranty or 100,000 kilometers.
Through Volkswagen Financial Services, the financial company of the brand:
- Term 18 months, rate 6.9% capital Funded up to $ 250,000
- 25% discount and 6 interest-free rates with VISA card, valid until 31.12.2018 or 150 contracts, whichever comes first.
Since last year, Volkswagen has implemented a new Amarok fleet assistance service that allows maintenance and repair of their vehicles at home for fleets or people operating in areas away from official workshops.
The pick-up is fully equipped with all the tools and items required for this type of task. They also have 200 liters of oil, an electric generator, a compressor and self-diagnosis equipment to check for possible damage to the vehicle to be repaired.
The mobile service unit allows the concessionaire to carry out up to 5 maintenance per day, decongesting the workshop and significantly reducing waiting times. You can change the brake pads and discs, distribute or place accessories among other tasks.
The concessionaires that have this service are: