The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 has had its maximum braked towing capacity raised from 3000kg to 3500kg.

THE UPRATED maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg applies to all 2018 plated Amarok V6 variants. In its statement announcing the change, Volkswagen Australia said a technical change had been made to the Amarok’s rear step and that a new 3500kg rated tow bar would be made available.

Practical Motoring has asked for more information about the change to the rear step and assumes the towball download has increased too. We’ll update this article if we hear more from VW Australia.

According to Volkswagen Australia, this update has long been a pet project of the Australian Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles team.  Marketing Manager, Nick Reid, was thrilled to offer the heightened capacity to Amarok customers.

“We know that Amarok buyers use their vehicle for work and play. The ability to tow a caravan or a boat is at the very heart of the Amarok, and we’re glad that we’re able to offer this enhancement to our customers, and their weekends,” Mr Reid said. 



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