Volkswagen has a mighty pickup truck of its own called the Amarok, which is built solely for the South American market. The midsize pickup is actually built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and for some reason, U.S. customers won’t be getting one anytime soon.
Anyhow, Delta 4×4 company has just released an off-road package for the Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck. The off-road package includes a 4-inch lift kit that allows for 36 degrees of driving slope, new front grille guard, PIAA 520 lights, fender flares, running boards and a rear roll bar to give the Amarok a new aggressive look. In addition, a new set of alloy wheels with sizes from 18 to 20 wrapped in Mickey Thompson mud tires to round out the look. The components are available separately, but the Delta 4×4 Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck can also be purchased with the complete package for about 50,000 Euros.
For the 2012 VW Amarok pickup, Volkswagen has made significant changes to both enhance fuel efficiency and power output. Volkswagen added a new 2.0-liter bi-turbo TDI engine producing about 176 horsepower, and mated to an 8-speed transmission for an all-time 4-wheel drive. Also, an optional 8-speed automatic transmission is available as well, which promises to reduce fuel consumption. With the new 8-speed transmission, the VW Amarok pickup truck’s towing capacity has been increased to 7,055 pounds.
As for fuel consumption, the new 2012 VW Amarok pickup truck now has a fuel consumption of only 7.6 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of about 199 g/km. The additional gear in the 8-speed transmission has been configured as a fuel-saving overdrive gear, which operates at low engine speed to reduce fuel consumption.
U.S. is the land of pickup trucks, and we love our trucks. It will be nice to have the 2012 Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck added to our choices. Maybe U.S. has to many pickup trucks already, and Volkswagen thinks that the 2012 Amarok will have a hard time competing with the likes of Nissan, Toyota, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and etc….