The Amarok has already been on the market for a few years so it’s only natural for it to get to its second generation. The 2015 Volkswagen Amarok is not a brand new car but an improved version of the old model with a improved engines as well as tweaked interior making it better than before.
The car fits in the small pick-up truck category but because the engine choice is so good makes it a alternative to the usual trucks. The new model 2015 Volkswagen Amarok will be available starting with the end of summer and will come at a base price of around $34.000. Biggest advantages that it offers are the fuel efficient and torque rich diesel units that will make significant difference on the fuel economy.
The car only features two engines that come in a few power options. The base unit is a 2 liter turbocharged petrol engine that is able to put out as much as 160 horsepower and around 220 lb-ft of torque. Not impressive but it will get the job done. The other engine is the 2 liter diesel. This one comes turbocharged with 120, 140 or 163 horsepower or it comes with twin-turbo and 177 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the diesel engine, the car is rated for towing up to 3200 pounds!
2015 Volkswagen Amarok Price
The standard transmission is the 6 speed manual that comes with all the engines. It is very good and precise but lacks any kind of feed-back. The only engine that gets an optional automatic transmission is the twin-turbo diesel that can be supplied with an eight speed ZF automatic unit. Those that want slightly more control will certainly go for the manual but we need to say that even automatic version is expensive sometimes it pays off easily.
Fuel economy is very good considering the class of the 2015 Volkswagen Amarok. All the diesels will get a combined cycle of at least 30 MPG surpassing any car in its category. The petrol engine is a bit thirstier and is able to return around 27 MPG on a combined cycle. With such great figures it is easily possible to save a lot on fuel bill but you need to have in mind the type of the vehicle and not to expect miracles from it, no matter what engine it brings.
The interior quality is quite good but the base model is down on interior quality and lacks a few commodities. The interior is covered in hard plastics and the manual AC isn’t as good as other units. The mid-range 2015 Volkswagen Amarok though offers much better interior equipment and options. You get leather steering wheel as well as a very good audio system. The cloth upholstery feels really nice and the heated seats are really comfortable. All passengers will enjoy in comfort that this model brings.
Review Of 2015 Volkswagen Amarok
The 2015 Volkswagen Amarok is very similar to the previous model. It shares almost all its panels with it with the exception of the front grille as well as the headlights and tail lights. These have been redesigned and now include as standard LEDs both in the front and rear. Even it is only few details Volkswagen managed to significantly improve the overall looks of this model so you can be sure that it will be one quite interesting car.