Volkswagen Australia has confirmed an Amarok V6 fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and low-range transfer case will be available in December.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed, however, the Core V6 variant will use the familiar 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine tuned to produce 165kW (180kW on over boost) and 500Nm.
The drive is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Those with something to pull should note, the Core has a 3000kg braked towing capacity.
Amarok Core models get four-wheel disc brakes, cloth seat trim, a vinyl floor, a rear-view camera and a 6.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone mirroring.
Aside from the new entry-level V6, Volkswagen confirmed the V6 Highline Black will be permanently added to the range.
Priced from $64,990 (plus on-road costs) the Highline Black features 20-inch black alloy wheels, a black rear bumper, black badging on the tailgate, along with a styling bar, side bars, wing mirrors and front grille finished in high gloss black.
On the inside, the buyers get the Discover Media navigation system with App-Connect, Palladium cloth seat upholstery and a black headliner and pillar covers. Heated Vienna leather seats can be optioned.
The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 is tuned to deliver 190kW (200kW on over boost) and 580Nm. An eight-speed ZF automatic sends power to all four corners.
Volkswagen also announced the return of the Canyon special edition. Priced from $57,990 (plus on-road costs) and limited to 350 units nationally, the V6 Canyon TDI550 uses a 165kW (180kW on overboost)/550Nm V6 turbo-diesel paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Canyon variants get a unique cloth seat trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dark tinted rear taillights, a black rear bumper and decals on the doors and tailgate.
The Canyon is available in four colours: Candy White, Indium Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Effect and Outback Orange. Opting for the Orange hue also adds black guards over the wheel arches.
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