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Following the introduction of the Amarok utility with double cab, the second variant is now entering the German market: the Volkswagen Amarok with a single cabin. The Amarok SingleCab represents the classic “workhorse” among utility vehicles.

The Amarok SingleCab features a load bed that has been extended to 2,205 millimetres with the same vehicle length and wheelbase as compared with the four-door double cab Amarok. The load bed, which is 65 cm longer than that of the double cab, can easily accommodate two Euro pallets crosswise, one behind the other, leaving another 60 cm of bed length available. With an unchanged loading width of 1.22 metres between the wheel housings, the Volkswagen Amarok SingleCab features a loading area of 3.57 m2. Large and bulky goods can also be transported securely thanks to the six fastening rings that come as standard.

Single cab utes are considered to be the classic “workhorse” for the tough conditions in industry, construction and agriculture. The size of the load bed is what counts in these endeavours. Yet the engineers from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also worked hard to ensure that the vehicle occupants have enough room. For this reason, the single cab is longer than the competitors’ models so that valuable items can be easily stowed behind both seats, with plenty of room left over to find the optimal seat position. (copyright image)
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The Volkswagen Amarok SingleCab is powered by the well-known high-torque 2.0-litre TDI engine with 90 kW (122 PS) and as bi-turbo with 120 kW (163 PS). For the power transmission, customers have the option of rear wheel drive or selectable four-wheel drive 4MOTION with reduction gearing – both in connection with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Fuel consumption in the Amarok SingleCab is low: in the 90 kW version with rear wheel drive, for example, the Amarok SingleCab requires a mere 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres, which is equal to a CO2 output of 189 g/km.

In addition to electronic differential locks, a mechanical differential lock is also optionally available on the rear axle for both drive versions. The heavy duty suspension enables a maximum load rating of up to 1.248 tonnes. Safety continues to remains at a high level. This includes the ESP system as standard, as well as front airbags for driver and front passenger as well as head/thorax airbags.

In addition to the base model with a black front bumper, a style pack is also available for the single cab with a front bumper painted to match the colour of the vehicle, 18 or 19-inch alloy wheels as well as an extensive range of other optional equipment, including a navigation system.

The Volkswagen Amarok SingleCab is now available in Germany and will be in Australia during 2012.


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