According to a fresh report out of Australia, Volkswagen has announced a new, high-output version of its V6-powered Amarok, giving the double-cab bakkie a whopping 190 kW and 580 N.m.
As motoring.com.au points out, this new peak power figure (up from 165 kW in the current flagship) matches that of the recently revealed V6-powered Mercedes-Benz X350d, while the maximum torque figure bests that of the Benz’s bakkie by a full 30 N.m.
Volkswagen South Africa has since told CARmag.co.za that it plans to bring this new high-output V6 model to local shores at some point in 2019.
The Australian report, meanwhile, adds that VW’s tweaked 3,0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel remains Euro 6 compliant, and is still linked to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Volkswagen, of course, hinted that a more powerful version of its V6 was on the way with the reveal of the 190 kW Aventura Exclusive concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017.
“As we’ve promised before, we have no intention of giving up the mantle of the most powerful [pick-up] in its class,” Carlos Santos, Volkswagen Group Australia director of commercial vehicles, told the publication.