Dramatic V6 TDI-engined pick-up concept has more power than a Scirocco R
13 May 2013

Volkswagen has revealed a striking new Amarok Concept called the 'Power-Pickup'.

The concept, which was shown to fans at the annual VW meet in Wörthersee, is based on the standard Amarok pick-up platform in single-cab form.

It features a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that generates 268bhp and 443lb ft of torque, which is capable of propelling the Power-Pickup from 0-60mph in just under eight seconds. That power is transferred to the tarmac via an eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion permanent four-wheel drive.

The Amarok V6 TDI is distinguished from the standard version by its flared wheel arches, which make room for new 22-inch wheels and new suspension, now lowered by 80 mm. There’s also a chrome grille, chrome light surrounds and a carbonfibre diffuser at the rear. 

Inside you'll find leather seats and trim which takes cues from the exterior's colour scheme. In the centre of the cabin sits Volkswagen’s infotainment system, providing full multimedia control over the car’s audio systems via an eight-inch touch-screen. There's also a 500-watt subwoofer in the rear.

The new Amarok V6 TDI Power-Pickup was released alongside the Golf GTI cabrio concept and the Golf Design Vision GTI at Wörthersee.

Despite facing competition from the Toyota Hilux, the standard Amarok has proved successful, with Volkswagen having to reply to the increase in demand by expanding Amarok production beyond its initial plant in Argentina to the Volkswagen commercial vehicles plant in Austria.

It's not known if Volkswagen will enter the Amarok concept into production.

Jack Evans

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13 May 2013

We will soon all be wearing Stetson's and going yee haa!, i think we are getting weaned off cars and into SUV's,because most new vehicles just now are SUV's or the latest buzz word....crossovers!

Peter Cavellini.

13 May 2013

Now surely this is a market that Land Rover should be in by now..?

 

13 May 2013

peterover wrote:

Now surely this is a market that Land Rover should be in by now..?

 

Problem is if they did it would cost 50+k +VAT and weigh 4 tonnes

14 May 2013

Marc wrote:

peterover wrote:

Now surely this is a market that Land Rover should be in by now..?

 

Problem is if they did it would cost 50+k +VAT and weigh 4 tonnes

 

Point well made, LR wouldn't be interested in this type of vehicle at all..not their brand positioning really

13 May 2013

If a Scirocco R had a 3.0 engine it would be more than this diesel pickup.

 

 

14 May 2013

This appears to be part of the Volkswagen's efforts to capture a sizable share of the US market.

If that be the case then the VW shouldn't forget that the Americans don't care much about diesels.

VW should also not lose sight of the price of the Ford's entry level V6 petrol. Would it be able to match all the qualities that make the F-150 the world's largest selling vehicle.

14 May 2013

They don't even sell these in the US market fadyady.

14 May 2013

fadyady wrote:

This appears to be part of the Volkswagen's efforts to capture a sizable share of the US market.

If that be the case then the VW shouldn't forget that the Americans don't care much about diesels.

VW should also not lose sight of the price of the Ford's entry level V6 petrol. Would it be able to match all the qualities that make the F-150 the world's largest selling vehicle.

I think "qualities"and F-150 are two terms not often used together!

 

14 May 2013

That last Amarok previewed VW's latest design language for the front, if this is anything to go by, we are not in for a treat for future VW's passenger car design. 

14 May 2013

marj wrote:

That last Amarok previewed VW's latest design language for the front, if this is anything to go by, we are not in for a treat for future VW's passenger car design

Have we ever been?

More of a case of steady as she goes, evolutionary styling. It works so why change.

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