The 2017 VW Amarok hit the market with three new colors: Starlight Blue, Iridium Grey and Ravenna Blue. Ravenna Blue is exclusive to the Ultimate at an additional cost. To cope with the demands of high load, it has been improved upon. It has also taken a step ahead of others with its latest emission technology that will make it compliant with local emissions requirements.
This v6 version of the Amarok is German-made and comes with some revisions to the interior. Coming with a strong and smooth engine, the 2017 VW Amarok, offers a great driving position. This dual-cab ute is a multi-purpose vehicle that can be used either by the family or for adventure.
2017 VW Amarok – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
There have been updates on the exterior of the 2017 VW Amarok like the front bumper being revised. The front grille has an extra chrome which gives it a more refreshing look. The design of the alloy wheels looks smarter while the rear taillights are now darkened. It measures 5.25 metres long and 2.23 metres wide.
There are alloy side rails with the Ultimate featuring LED puddle lamps. The wheels of the Highline measure 18-inches and that of the Ultimate measures 19-inches.
The interior is roomy and quite accommodating and has a revised dashboard that gives it a car-like feel. The cabin of the 2017 VW Amarok offers an excellent room in front with its wideness and height. It remains the only cab in its class that can carry a full-sized pallet between its wheel arches. The outdated heating vents have been replaced with modern ones.
There is a digital voice enhancement that uses a microphone which allows passengers at the back to hear everything said at the front perfectly. The 2017 Amarok has redesigned its instrument binnacles to feature a 3D color display between its gauges. It also has a 6.3-inch color touch screen which supports DAB digital radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay device projections.
The ergoComfort seats can be adjusted to suit all drivers. This is a plus because it allows a driver who is travelling a long distance to be able to adjust the seat to suit him or her. There are front and side airbags for those in front. The 2017 Amarok also comes with a multi-collision brake system. This prevents the car from rolling forward after an impact.
2017 VW Amarok – Modification under the Hood
The 3.0-litre engine provides 221 hp and a torque of 550-pound-feet. The engine is a 90-degree V6 which makes it unusual. It was switched from six cylinders to four cylinders. This 2017 VW Amarok engine offers an improved capacity to tow. It can tow weight as much as 3.5 tonnes. The engine of the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok comes with a ZF eight-speed automatic.
This is the reason why it can move from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 9.1 seconds. It can manage a top speed of 114 miles per hour. The performance is great because even on a hill the V6 responds with the muscle required of it. It manages 36.2 miles-per-gallon on a combined run.
2017 VW Amarok – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The VW Amarok 2017 goes between $27,520 and $49,780. The release date of the 2017 Amarok was September 2016 in Germany.