Volkswagen Amarok ready for harshest winter for years

Reports suggest that winter 2015/2016 could be one of the harshest for years, with long periods of heavy snow expected. Owners of the Volkswagen Amarok are unlikely to be worried however, as the pick-up has been designed to thrive in these difficult conditions.

A true off-roader, the model features Volkswagen’s 4MOTION permanent or selectable four-wheel drive system. The technology finds traction on ice, snow and in the wet to propel the vehicle forward. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) works autonomously to prevent skidding, while Hill Descent Control (HDC) helps you keep control when driving down steep slopes.

The entry-level model is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with 138bhp and 340Nm of peak torque at 1,750rpm - ample for towing stranded motorists who are stuck in snow. A 178bhp 2.0-litre BiTDI with 420Nm is also available for even greater muscle. As well as being highly capable when things get tough, the Amarok remains car-like in its comfort through ergonomic seating and the use of first-class materials. Features such as heated front seats in Highline models help to make sure of a relaxing drive when the temperatures drop.

There is still time to own the Amarok during this winter, and you can purchase it from Lancaster Volkswagen Loughton Van Centre. Make a direct enquiry today to arrange a test drive.

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