VW’s new Amarok pick-up will hit 62mph in 7.9 seconds

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has released these images of its ‘new’ Amarok pick-up truck, set to go on sale later in the year.

Normally we’d skip over something as drab as a facelifted pick-up – but our attention was caught by the Amarok’s performance figures.

Powered by a new 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6, the Amarok will hit 62mph in 7.9 seconds. That’s faster than the original Golf GTi.

Top speed is a not-as-headlineworthy 120mph, but its 406lb ft torque will appeal to anyone wanting to lug a caravan. Or a horsebox. Or the moon.

VW’s new Amarok pick-up will hit 62mph in 7.9 seconds

Alongside the new engine, the new Amarok features some fancy ‘ergocomfort’ seats, designed to provide ‘top ergonomic characteristics’, says Volkswagen. Er, ok.

It’s also got a swish new instrument panel with an ‘emphasis on horizontal lines’… Let’s cut to the chase. If you’re in Germany, you can buy the fastest pick-up this side of the Atlantic for €46,525 – that’s around £35,000.

You’ll have to wait until the new model is launched in the UK later in the year for official prices, however – but expect a slight increase over the current range-topping £35,421.