THE towing capacity of Volkswagens MY18 Amarok V6 range has been upgraded from three to 3.5 tonnes.

Despite the V6 turbo diesel generating the same 165kW and 550Nm, the redesign of the rear step assembly allowed the Australian Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (AVCV) team to boost the V6s towing capacity by 500kg. A new 3.5-tonne rated genuine towbar will also be available.

Nick Reid, AVCVs 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 were glad that were able to offer this enhancement to our customers, and their weekends, Reid said.

The RRP of all V6 Amaroks remains unchanged: Sportline $55,490; Highline $59,990; Ultimate $67,990. Customers can order an MY18 V6 Rok from VWs national dealer network.