Volkswagen has upgraded the 161bhp BiTDI engine to 178bhp in the Amarok pickup. The upgraded engine with BlueMotion technology averages 37.2 mpg with CO2 emissions of 199 g/km.
Compared to the outgoing engine, the new upgraded engine has over 10 per cent more power and is 3.9 per cent more economical.
In addition towing limits have increased aso from 2,800 kg to 3,000 kg for manual models, while a new eight-speed automatic transmission has been introduced and has a higher towing limit of 3,200 kg.
Prices start from £19,795 (plus VAT) for the new 177bhp BiTDI engine with a six-speed manual transmission in Startline, Trendline and Highline trim levels and selectable 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
The eight-speed automatic transmission is available exclusively as a Highline model with BlueMotion Technology and permanent 4MOTION for a retail price of £25,105 (plus VAT).