Por primera vez, un vehículo fabricado en la Argentina se expone en la muestra suiza.
Volkswagen presentó en el Salón de Ginebra la versión europea de la pick-up Amarok, producida de manera exclusiva en la planta argentina de Pacheco para todo el mundo.
Durante una conferencia de prensa celebrada ayer, el vehículo fue presentdo a los medios por el vocero del Directorio de Volkswagen Comercial Vehicles, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber.
La pick-up, que saldrá a la venta de manera oficial este mes en nuestro país, se comercializará en el mercado europeo a partir de fin de año. La marca destaca su bajo consumo (promedio de 7,5 litros cada 100 kilómetros) y la tecnología de sus motores TDi de 120 (con un turbo) y 163 (biturbo) caballos de potencia.
In February, an American version of this model was presented to the international press in Argentina. This was no coincidence: South America and North America are classic pickup regions. That is where vehicles like the Amarok are used for the job, tough jobs and for recreation too. Until now, these large pickups always had plenty of power, but essentially none of them had fuel efficient engines. The Amarok suddenly changes all of this. That is because it can be driven at combined fuel consumption values of up to 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres, depending on the version. And that is also why this powerful pickup with its elegant styling offers excellent prospects for becoming established - in the European version - between the North Cape and Gibraltar.
With the premiere of the European Amarok, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting the most advanced production pickup in the world today. Highly advanced TDI engines – all boosted direct injection engines – will set new standards when it comes to fuel economy and emissions.
The pickup’s active and passive safety systems and convenience features all match up to passenger car standards. Yet the Amarok is extremely rugged. Many of the technologies implemented in the Amarok are being used for the first time in the mid-size pickup segment. They include Bi-Turbo charging of the top engine and an optional permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive with Torsen differential, one of three driveline options of the new model. In terms of its space, truck bed width and height, cargo loading abilities and payload capacity, the new Amarok is “Best in Class”.
On the engines: The 120 kW / 163 PS common rail TDI with 2.0 litre displacement has Bi-Turbo charging, which enables a maximum torque of 400 Newton-metres at a low 1,500 rpm. This superior performance contrasts with a remarkably low combined fuel consumption of just 7.6 litres diesel per 100 kilometres (Amarok 4x2). The second engine variant, following in mid-2010, is another TDI four cylinder with 90 kW / 122 PS. The “small” TDI already develops an impressive torque of 340 Newton-metres from 2,000 rpm. This TDI consumes just 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres.