The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

VW Amarok muscles up with 3.5 tonne towing

THE Volkswagen Amarok V6 2018 range has literally made a step up to improved towing.

VW's dual cab ute now offers a more competitive 3.5-tonne towing capacity, up from the previous 3.0 tonnes.

To achieve this increase in towing capacity there have been engineering changes to the vehicle and a new 3.5 tonne rated genuine towbar will be available. While the Amarok V6's 165kW/550Nm remains the same, the ability to tow more comes from an update to the Amarok's rear step set-up, allowing the greater capacity.

The tow bar pack is $1045 dealer-fitted.

"We know that Amarok buyers use their vehicle for work and play. The ability to tow a caravan or a boat is at the very heart of the Amarok, and we're glad that we're able to offer this enhancement to our customers, and their weekends," marketing manager Nick Reid said.

 

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

The Amarok continues to set the benchmark in the power stakes with its class-leading V6 turbo diesel engine, and has become the most purchased of all Amarok variants in Australia.

Last month, more than 74 per cent of all Amaroks bought were V6 models.

The uprated 3.5-tonne towing capacity applies to all model year 2018 Amarok V6 models onwards. The MY18 range of V6 Amaroks are available now for customer order in Volkswagen's national dealer network.

 

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

MY18 Volkswagen Amarok V6 pricing:

TDI550 Sportline 4MOTION Dual Cab Ute 8-speed Auto $55,490

TDI550 Highline 4MOTION Dual Cab Ute 8-Speed Auto $59,990

TDI550 Ultimate 4MOTION Dual Cab Ute 8-Speed Auto $67,990

 

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 now with 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

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