Amarok adds V6 poke

Volkswagen has revealed a facelifted Amarok ute expected to lob in Australia later this year. The big news is that the one-tonne German gets a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, which will make it the only diesel V6 in its segment, for now. A full litre bigger than the current four-cylinder, the new V6 jumps 44kW and 130Nm to 165kW and 550Nm. The bigger engine increases towing capacity by 500kg to 3500kg, to match its main rivals. Three drive systems will be offered rear drive; 4Motion all-wheel drive with a six-speed manual; and permanent four-wheel drive via a Torsen diff and an eight-speed automatic.