The Amarok Double Cab has revolutionised the local 1-tonne bakkie market since its introduction in September 2010. One of the innovative technologies that Amarok introduced into the local bakkie segment was the 8-speed automatic transmission in January 2013. Until now, this popular derivative was only available with a permanent four-wheel drive system.
Customers can now order the Amarok Double Cab Automatic with a rear-wheel drive system. The 4×2 derivative has a combined fuel consumption of 8.2 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 216 g/km. (Editor: A 5 kW Solar system will save around 497 kg of carbon per month allowing you to travel for around 2 275 kilometres per month worry free!)
The additional gears make it possible to achieve a wider gear ratio spread between the 1st and 8th gears compared to a conventional automatic transmission. As a result, the 132kW 2.0 litre BiTDI engine works more frequently in its optimal torque band. The 8th gear has been configured as a fuel saving overdrive gear that operates at reduced engine speed.
The 2.0 litre BiTDI has a maximum torque of 420 Newton metres that is available at 1 750rpm.The top speed of 180 km/h is reached in 7th gear. It only takes 10.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.
The Amarok Double Cab Automatic is offered with the top of the range equipment line, Highline. Its standard safety and convenient features include ESP with brake assist and Hill Start/Hill Descent assist, ABS including off-road ABS, driver and front passenger airbag, daytime running lights, park distance control (rear), 17-inch alloy wheels, Radio/CD (MP3 capable) with 6 speakers, Climatronic 2-zone air conditioning system, electrically foldable mirrors, storage drawers under front seats, cruise control and 12-volt socket in centre console, dashboard and load box.
Customers can order optional functional features such as park distance control (front), alloy wheels (18 and 19-inch) and Vienna leather seats to individualise their Amarok Double Cab Automatics.
The retail price (VAT Included) of the Amarok Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 132kW 4×2 Auto Highline is R467 700.00
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Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/8-speed-automatic-now-in-4x2/44741/2015/01