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2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets uprated 3.5-tonne towing capacity

By Tristan Tancredi, 03 Oct 2017 News

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Volkswagen increases towing capacity of its MY18 Amarok V6 range.

THE towing capacity of Volkswagen’s MY18 Amarok V6 range has been upgraded from 3.0 to 3.5 tonnes.

Despite the V6 turbo diesel generating the same 165kW and 550Nm, the re-design of the vehicle’s rear step assembly allowed the Australian Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles team to boost the V6’s towing capacity by 500kg.

A new 3.5-tonne rated genuine towbar will also be available.

2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 towing caravanNick Reid, Australian Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s marketing manager, explained that his team is thrilled to offer Amarok customers increased towing capacity.

“We know that Amarok buyers use their vehicle for work and play. The ability to tow a caravan or a boat is at the very heart of the Amarok, and we're glad that we're able to offer this enhancement to our customers, and their weekends,” Mr Reid said.

2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 towingThe RRP of all V6 Amaroks remains unchanged: Sportline $55,490; Highline $59,990; Ultimate $67,990.

Customers can order an MY18 V6 ’Rok from VW’s national dealer network.