POr the rhythm of life and daily routines that "go through the years," as many of us usually say, is a surprise as the first Amarok, the first central pick-up of Volkswagen, has been on the market for already 8 years. To celebrate this journey and review its history and features, the German brand was organized by # AmarokDai in Cardales, with the presence of its top executives and press at Estancia la Pebet.
His name attracted attention at the time of its launch in 2010 and refers to the Arctic wolf in Eskimo, and also uses an association or play with words with the parent company of a company based in the city of Wolfsburg, whose name is precisely translated into the "wolf house ".
Interesting aside, Amarok has additional significance for our country, as it is manufactured at General Pacheco and together with Hannover, they are the only industrial centers in the world.
With design orientation, but without neglecting its origin as a utility vehicle, two diesel engines – turbo-turbo-turbo-turbo-turbo-turbo-with turbo-manual gearbox of 6-speed – were initially introduced. Since 2012, it has added an automatic option, with a 8-speed ZF box and added power in the most varied versions, from 122 to 180 hp. That same year, the Amarok Expert program started with a special training for business consultants and clients, which was carried out across the country.
In 2014, the automatic options were extended to 4 × 2 versions and a special series Dark Label, known for its completely black aesthetics, was launched. A year later he added more equipment – with bi-xenon headlights, electric switches and a new tire design – along with the presentation of another special series, called Ultimate.
For 2016, the pickup received the first major revision, in which its design was partially restored – especially in the interior, which included greater comfort, safety and technological equipment, and the arrival of the V6 version was announced. It was in June 2017 that two of these variants came with different aesthetics and with the V6 TDI 3.0 liter engine developing 224 hp (which can be increased to 244 hp with the Overboost function) and 550 Nm, coupled to the 8-speed gearbox automatic and 4Motion permanent drive on all four wheels.
Finally, the latest addition to the range was the version of the V6 Comfortline, which maintains top-of-the-line mechanics, but with medium equipment and greater orientation as a work tool. Another 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 associated with the 6-speed manual transmission.
In this way, the current pick up has a total of 14 versions and three levels of equipment:
Trendline: is an entry-level version and features 16 "steel wheels (only one cabin), eco leather leather cover, height adjustable front seats, rear parking sensor and Radio" RCD 230G "with CD, MP3, USB, SD card, Auk input, i-Pod connectivity and Bluetooth. It also contains standard – in single and double cabs – Hard Vork package, with rubber flooring and synthetic leather seat.
Comfortline: add 17 "alloy wheels, Kemisu upholstery, multifunction steering wheel, front and rear parking sensor, Composition Media radio with CD, MP3, USB, SD card and Connect application (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlai)), differential lock (in 4 × 2 and 4 × 4) and four airbags in double cab versions.
Highline: adds 18 "alloy wheels, electrically adjustable front seats, automatic climate control with automatic climate control in two zones" Climatronic ", spare camera," Discover Media "radio with CD, MP3, USB, SD Card, i-Pod and Bluetooth connectivity -Connect and navigator.
In two variants, the V6 is dried or hunt: with a bar of stainless steel, oval arrows of the same material and "Milford" 19 "wheels; and V6 Ektreme, with Sportsbar, straight aluminum guns and" Talca "wheels of 20".
Prices and warranty:
- Amarok Trendline CS 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4Ks2: $ 856,100
- Amarok Trendline CS 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4Ks4: 1.015.200 $
- Amarok Trendline DC 2.0 TDI 140 hp 4Ks2: $ 1,005,600
- Amarok Trendline DC 2.0 TDI 140 HP 4Ks4: 1.162.400 $
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks2: $ 1,175,400
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks2 AT: 1.244.400 $
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks4: 1.347.800 USD
- Amarok Comfortline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks4 AT: 1.431.200 $
- Amarok Comfortline V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 HP 4Ks4 AT: $ 1,528,300
- Amarok Highline 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks2: $ 1,328,600
- Amarok Highline 2.0 TDI 180 hp 4Ks2 AT: $ 1,444,900
- Amarok Highline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks4: $ 1,532,500
- Amarok Highline DC 2.0 TDI 180 HP 4Ks4 AT: 1.667.500 $
- Amarok V6 DC 3.0 TDI 224 HP 4Ks4 AT: 1.850.300 $
- Amarok V6 Ektreme 3.0 TDI 224 hp 4Ks4 AT: 1.951.600 dollars
- Guarantee of 3 years or 100,000 kilometers.
Through financial services of Volksvagen, a financial company brand:
- Term 18 months, 6.9% equity capital Funded to $ 250,000
- 25% discount and 6 installments without interest with VISA card, valid until 31.12.2013. Years or 150 contracts, depending on which one is the first.
Since last year Volkswagen has implemented a new auxiliary service consisting of the Amarok fleet that allows maintenance and repairs on their vehicles at home for fleets or individuals operating in areas far from official workshops.
Pickup is fully equipped with all the tools and elements needed for this type of task. They also have 200 liters of oil, electric generator, compressor and self-diagnostic equipment to check possible faults that are indicated on the vehicle to be repaired.
The mobile service unit allows the concessionaire to carry out up to 5 maintenance operations per day, thus freeing the workshop and significantly reducing waiting days. Among other tasks, you can change the brake pads and disks, distribute or install accessories.
The concessionaires who have this assistance are as follows: