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VW Amarok

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You can find 227 different trims/engines for the VW Amarok and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2011 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Volkswagen Amarok is a mid-size pickup truck that VW has produced since 2010. It is currently in its second generation, which was released in 2022.

It comes with either a 2-door single cab or a 4-door double cab layout. Depending on the trim level, these are outfitted with either a rear-wheel or VW’s 4motion four-wheel drive system.

The second generation version is based on the Ford Ranger, which is also one of its biggest rivals. Ford and VW actually worked together in the design of the new versions of each model respectively.

It also faces competition from other popular mid-size pickup workhorses like the Toyota Hilux and the Nissan Frontier.

Trim levels for the latest generation start off with the base Amarok, followed by the Life and Style options. It also comes with the Aventura and PanAmericana versions. These are both performance versions for road and off-road capabilities respectively.

The first generation featured base Trendline and Highline, among others.

Petrol powertrains range from the 2-liter TSI inline-4 in the older generation up to the new turbocharged 2.3-liter TSI inline-4 found in the second generation. Diesel options consist of two 2-liter TDI CR and a 3-liter V6 TDI CR. All of these are turbocharged, with one version of the smaller diesel being twin-turbocharged.

The engines are mated with various manual and automatic transmissions. Manuals consist of both 5-speed and 6-speed options. Automatic models include 6-speed, 8-speed, and 10-speed transmissions. Transmission pairings depend on the trim and engine options selected.

VW has hinted at the release of an electric version of the Amarok that is likely to be released sometime by 2025.