You can now get the Amarok double cab auto with rear-wheel drive

The Amarok double cab has revolutionised the local bakkie market since its introduction in 2010

The Amarok double cab has revolutionised the local bakkie market since its introduction in 2010, and one of the innovative technologies that Amarok introduced into the local bakkie segment was the 8-speed automatic transmission in 2013. Until now, this derivative was only available with a permanent four-wheel drive system.

However, some customers will be happy to hear they can now order the Amarok Double Cab Automatic with a rear-wheel drive system. The 4×2 derivative has a combined fuel consumption of 8.2 litres per 100 km and emissions of 216 g/km.

But why this derivative? The additional gears make it possible to achieve a wider gear ratio spread between the 1st and 8th gears compared to a conventional automatic transmission. As a result, the 132kW 2.0 litre BiTDI engine works more frequently in its optimal torque band. The 8th gear has been configured as a fuel saving overdrive gear that operates at reduced engine speed.

The 2.0 litre BiTDI has a maximum torque of 420 Newton metres that is available at 1 750rpm.The top speed of 180 km/h is reached in 7th gear. It only takes 10.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.

Standard Features

The Amarok is offered with the top of the range equipment line, Highline. Its standard safety and convenient features include ESP with brake assist and Hill Start/Hill Descent assist, ABS including off-road ABS, driver and front passenger airbag, daytime running lights, park distance control (rear), 17-inch alloy wheels, Radio/CD (MP3 capable) with 6 speakers, air conditioning system, electrically foldable mirrors, storage drawers under front seats, cruise control and 12-volt socket in centre console, dashboard and load box.

Optional Features

Customers can order optional functional features such as park distance control (front), alloy wheels and leather seats.

The price of the Amarok double cab automatic with rear-wheel drive comes in at R467 700 with a standard 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer warranty, 5 year/90 000 km Automotion Service Plan and 6 year anti-corrosion warranty.