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SWEEPING CHANGES FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S FOUR-CYLINDER AMAROK RANGE.

WORDS TRISTAN TANCREDI

VOLKSWAGEN’S range of four-cylinder Amaroks will receive interior and exterior upgrades to bring it in line with the recently launched V6 range.

Headlining the changes for off-roaders is an increase in 34mm of ground clearance on all four-cylinder models, thanks to the new closed-type underbody guard that has already been implemented on V6 models. This, along with subtly revised front bumper design (also already seen on V6 models), gives the four-cylinder Amaroks a more robust, aggressive appearance.

All four-cylinder Amaroks now receive, as standard, VW’s Multi-Collision Braking system and a Composition Media unit with App Connect (featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity). Within the media unit, all four-cylinder 4x4 models come with the functionality of rear-view cameras and rear parking sensors.

On top of the already mentioned upgrades, Core Plus models receive carpet floor, updated cloth seat trim, front parking sensors, additional 12-volt sockets, body-coloured mirrors and door handles, rear grab handles and a post-collision braking system.

The Amarok V6 was runner up at the 2017 4x4 Of The Year, narrowly missing the title, and these changes bring the fourcylinder models up the V6’s high standard.

The upgraded range is available now.