Local pricing has been announced for the 2020 Volkswagen Amarok V6 manual which starts from $49,590 plus on-road costs.
Originally detailed last August, power comes from the familiar 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine tuned to produce 165kW (180kW on over boost) and 500Nm.
Badged as the Amarok TDI500 Core, the six-speed manual with a low-range transfer case sends power to all corners through a selectable four-wheel drive system, instead of the permanent set-up in automatic models. There’s also a mechanical rear-axle differential lock fitted as standard.
Buyers keen to tow should note the manual has a 3000kg braked towing capacity, down from 3500kg.
Standard kit includes four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, daytime running lights, cloth seat trim, a vinyl floor, a rear-view camera and a 6.4-inch infotainment touchscreen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Volkswagen will also offer the Core manual with an Enduro pack as a no-cost option which adds a black sports bar, front bonnet protector and black ‘Enduro’ side decals. The brand claims it represents $1200 of additional value.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok pricing (excludes on-road costs):
2.0 TDI400 Core manual - $44,590
2.0 TDI420 Core auto - $47,590
2.0 TDI420 Core Plus auto - $51,590
3.0 TDI550 Core manual - $49,490
3.0 TDI550 Core auto - $52,590
3.0 TDI550 Sportline auto - $56,590
3.0 TDI550 Canyon auto - $57,990
3.0 TDI550 Highline auto - $61,090
3.0 TD1580 Highline Black auto - $64,990
3.0 TD1580 Ultimate auto - $72,790
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