Pick-up 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok is built in a classic case for SUVs – framed bodywork, the rear leaf suspension with beam axle, three types of drive: from a simple rear or all wheel with the center differential the Torsen, to plug-in full (rigidly connects the front axle), powerful diesel and petrol engine, 6 speed manual and automatic transmission 8. And most importantly, the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok has a huge load platform behind the cab. “German truck-SUV?” – This phrase a couple of years ago, could cause only a smile, but times are changing.
Pickup from 2018-2019 Volkswagen in 2010 in the Russian market and in such a short time managed to gain the respect of Russian motorists. Our review will try to help choose the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok sample year, and the choice will not be easy. The model has two cab variants, two engines, two transmissions, rear or all-wheel drive, a wide palette of colors, tires, wheels, options and accessories in a large assortment. Rate 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok looks possible for photos and videos posted at the end of the review.
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German pick-up is available in two cab versions: Single Cab – with two double doors and Double Cab – five-seater with four doors.
2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok Single Cab – a workhorse pickup truck with a powerful rear suspension Heavy-Duty (5 leaf springs), the car is capable of, depending on the type of drive and motor installed to carry up to 1200 kg of cargo and tow a trailer weighing up to 2.8 tons. The machine with a single cabin is not in high demand in the Russian market, and to the full extent applies to commercial vehicles, but on the Amarok Double Cab we will stop your attention.
Van 2018-2019 Volkswagen with five-seater cabin is offered in Russia in three trim levels – Amarok Double Cab Basis, Amarok Double Cab Trendline Wheelbase and Amarok Double Cab Highline.
We begin our review with large external dimensions of the German pick-up 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok: 5254 mm long, 1954 mm (with mirrors 2228 mm) in width, 1834 mm in height, 3095 mm wheelbase, ground clearance (clearance), depending on the drive type and configuration varies from 200 to 240 mm. Cargo platform area of 2.52 m2 and a side height of 508 mm is designed for loading the standard Euro pallets. Platform length is 1555 mm, but thanks to the tailgate, this parameter can be increased to 2063 mm. The very same board is able to withstand loads up to 200 kg, loading height 780 mm area.
- Geometric cross-body pickup hints at the potential for serious off-road vehicle: the approach angle – 28 degrees, surmounted by a ramp angle – 23 degrees, departure angle – 23.6 degrees, pick-up is able to boost water obstacles to a depth of 500 mm.
Pickup SUV 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok sample year looks serious, powerful and original in comparison with other models of the German manufacturer. All elements of the body large and massive: large ceiling-headlights, a wide grille, huge front bumper, courage swollen wheel arches with a strong profile, the correct form large doorways and doors, flat roof and a huge load platform.
- Optional tires 255/60 R18 or 255/55 R19 alloy wheels in the 18-19 size easily accommodated in the wheel arches, to say nothing of the base rubber 245/70 R16 tires or 245/65 R17.
For the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok is offered plenty of accessories, ranging from such useful things like mats, blankets, various design steps that can withstand the weight of 200 kg and the protection of the rear cab window, ending with plastic cover of the luggage compartment and bars of 76 mm pipe. The compartment can be closed by a conventional tarpaulin cover, plastic cover for 103,000 rubles or the superstructure (to buy kung 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok with sliding windows can be as low as 147,000 rubles), visually making out of the truck wagon.
- To paint finishes are offered a wide range of enamel colors: Candy White (white), Sand Beige (beige), Reflex Silver (Silver), Natural Grey (Grey), Ontario Green (Green), Starlight Blue (blue), Mendoza Brown (Brown) , Tornado red (red), Deep black (black).
In addition to the frame spar cars can boast a fully galvanized cab and cargo area, the metal protection of the engine compartment, as an option can be ordered also protect the gearbox and fuel tank.
Salon 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok pickup to match the exterior – a large, straight and serious, and most importantly full five-seater. Let’s start with an overview of the interior rear-row seat. Just want to note that climb into the cabin will be comfortable only with the side running boards, otherwise sit uncomfortable. In the second row sit comfortably thanks to the correct angle of the back and a long cushion. Seats are capable of transformation – back drops, the pillow can be lifted and fixed. Places to three adult passengers with a margin in all directions.
The front part of the cabin – a traditional for 2018-2019 Volkswagen cars ergonomics standard, few spoil the picture only seats that lack of lateral support. The rest of the interior of a pickup truck similar to the interior of expensive SUV. Comfortable steering wheel, stylish and informative devices with on-board computer screen on the center, the powerful body of the dashboard and center console with a competent air-conditioning and the placement of the radio system. Materials finishes and build quality interior at a high level.
In the initial configuration means the installation of air conditioning, radio (CD MP3 radio) with two speakers, heated front seats, air ducts for the rear compartment, the presence of 2-airbags, electrically controlled glass, central locking, electric mirrors, ESP, HAS, EBS, ABS, ASR, EDL, power steering. The list of options and accessories for 2018-2019 Volkswagen traditionally very large and, of course, my dear, after the selection of favorite “chips” to increase the value of a pickup truck for a few hundred thousand.
Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok : The machine is available in Russia with two diesel engines.
- The 2.0-liter turbo diesel the TDI (140 hp) with a 6 speed manual and two versions of the drive, rear-wheel drive 4×2 (with 4Motion all-wheel drive plug-in system).
The engine provides a dynamic up to 100 mph in 13.5 (13.7) seconds at a top speed of 163 (161) mph. Fuel consumption averages according to the manufacturer 7.5-8.5 liters.
- The 2.0-liter diesel biTDI (180 bhp) 6 speed manual with mechanical plug 4Motion (or box 8 Automatic machine with a permanent 4Motion).
The motor is able to disperse the heavy car up to 100 mph in 10.6 (11.1) seconds and the top speed will be 183 (180) mph. Average fuel consumption of 7.5-8.5 liters passport. Actual fuel consumption for 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok reviews the owners of about 10 liters in mixed mode, and the city may reach 12 liters.
Test drive the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok sample of : on the road with a solid pick-coated demonstrates stable handling, stiffer suspension, light steering, and habits almost the same as the crossover. That’s only because of the rear suspension spring of the second-row passengers shakes noticeably. Do not forget that for a better grip of the rear wheels with the road is necessary to ensure loading of the luggage compartment at least 200 kg of ballast, which would not be out on the roads, otherwise the entire off-road arsenal in the face of a large ground clearance, all-wheel drive and a lock differentials would be useless. Weight distribution from the pickup is that the empty luggage compartment cars like “a cow on ice” wheels rotate, and there is no sense.
Even a small addition, if the owner does not plan to in-service 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amoroka use a large luggage compartment for its intended purpose – transportation of goods, it is best to look in the direction of an SUV with the traditional universal body.
How much is the price of Russian German pickup 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok with Cab Double Cab starts at 1150600 rubles for the initial version Basis (140 hp 6 speed manual 4×2), sale Trendline equipment is carried out at the cost of 1,197,400 rubles to buy a Highline version is at least 1,313,600 rubles.
Tuning 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok are best left to a dealer specializing in bringing the car to perfection the company. The same applies to issues such as the further service and repair. Buy spare parts for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Amarok is also easier through the showroom. Cheaper, but troublesome to order parts and accessories over the Internet.