VW’s New 254 HP Amarok Diesel Starts From £34,325 In The UK

Volkswagen will start shipping the most powerful Amarok in September, but they have opened the order books in the United Kingdom.

With a starting price of £34,325, excluding tax, it costs approximately £10,000 more than the base Trendline model, which uses a 163PS (161hp / 120kW) oil burner with a manual transmission.

It’s available in the range-topping Highline grade only, and serves as the replacement for the older 224PS (221hp / 165kW) and 550Nm (406lb-ft) unit. The 204PS (201hp / 150kW) engine is still being offered, with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed auto.

Powering the range-topping Amarok is a 3.0-liter V6 TDI making 258PS (254hp / 189kW) and 580Nm (428lb-ft) of torque. The output is channeled to the permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Also Read: Second-Gen VW Amarok Imagined With 2019 Touareg Styling Cues

Speaking about standard gear, this Amarok comes with automatic climate control, infotainment system with touchscreen display and App-Connect, reversing camera and Vienna leather upholstery, along with 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and side bars, front and rear parking sensors and automatic pre-collision braking system.

One of the Amarok’s main rivals, the Nissan Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X-Class, is offered from £32,774, tax included, in the X220d 4Matic form, with a 163PS (161hp / 120kW) diesel engine, while the 190PS (188hp / 140kW) X250d 4Matic has a £35,172 starting price.

Pricing for the UK market of the X350d 4Matic, which uses a 258PS (254hp / 189kW) and 550Nm (406lb-ft) of torque 3.0-liter diesel, has yet to be announced. In Germany, however, it starts from €53,360 (£46,801).

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    With a starting price of £34,325, excluding tax
    £40k = $53k.
    Luxury has its price.

  • Bash

    Who will buy these anyway.

  • Craig

    Not the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. That’s for sure!

    • Matt

      It’s a commercial vehicle… how many US pick-ups could you call ‘pretty’?

      • Craig

        Perhaps it would have been better if you didn’t take my comment so literally.

  • Bash

    Is that right dude? lol
    Seriously, I didn’t know.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I’ve tried to make it easy for you, lol.

  • Socarboy

    You know I never understood with VW having its Chattanooga TN production facility why the hell they don’t utilize it to produce the Amarok for the North American market

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