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    JUst saw some phodies on FB. Is this true or is it 1st April.
    Anybody have some info? Looks like the bin (between the front and the wheel arch, that blue area) is about 1 foot longer?
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    Wheelbase extended by 310mm

    Quoted from FB: Were back in Bothaville for the annual Nampo Oesdag - Harvest Day exhibition!

    This year were showcasing the special edition Dark Label as well as the Amarok XL the first long wheelbase conversion of an Amarok in SA.


    Lookout for more info on the Amarok XL soon!

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    Conversion. So not factory offered?
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    The Amarok XL has not been confirmed for introduction yet. At the moment,were gauging interest at NAMPO. Keep an eye on our page for updates!
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    That looks awkward.

    Also, the Amarok is already a long vehicle, over 5200cm. You are not going to fit into any public parking spot, and a lot of people will struggle to get it into a garage.

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    A double cab and a huge bak, I can see these being popular as workhorses PROVIDED Volkswagen offers some affordable fleet models. In 4Motion form it will be an excellent base for an expedition vehicle! A 12-seater bus conversion will answer many a tour operator's prayers; low enough to crawl through the coastal forests of Maputaland and Mozambique yet large enough to take a profitable number of guests. Something like a Millennial Defender 130...
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    Just what i need, plus, you should be able to claim VAT on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    That looks awkward.

    ......
    Very diplomatic statement.
    I like the Amarok and would have probably driven one if it was in my budget, however that one will never be on the list. That thing is butt-ugly...
    I'd rather tow a trailer for extra space.
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    My garage door won't close, for sure...

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    Maybe they should gauge interest on a standard length white manual 2.0l Amarok first before looking at something like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willben View Post
    Maybe they should gauge interest on a standard length white manual 2.0l Amarok first before looking at something like this.
    Agreed. I have been in the market for a new white manual 2.0L Amarok since November last year. This to replace my present white manual 2.0L Amarok. There was one available late last year which I missed and since then I could not find one. 7 Of these are reportedly (according to the dealer) on the VW stock system now, but all 7 have been sold before reaching our shores. I can order one to be manufactured for expected delivery in 4 months and then I must pay any price increases that might happen. Not really keen to bind myself like this.

    Something strange with VWSA's ordering policy. Their argument that nobody wants manuals seems to be at least partially self fulfilling....

    Against my better judgement I am now looking at good condition used V6's. The itch has begun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idea40 View Post
    Agreed. I have been in the market for a new white manual 2.0L Amarok since November last year. This to replace my present white manual 2.0L Amarok. There was one available late last year which I missed and since then I could not find one. 7 Of these are reportedly (according to the dealer) on the VW stock system now, but all 7 have been sold before reaching our shores. I can order one to be manufactured for expected delivery in 4 months and then I must pay any price increases that might happen. Not really keen to bind myself like this.

    Something strange with VWSA's ordering policy. Their argument that nobody wants manuals seems to be at least partially self fulfilling....

    Against my better judgement I am now looking at good condition used V6's. The itch has begun.
    Scratch it!
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    Technical off-roading in that thing is going to be tricky at best. Overlanding will be awesome though.

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    Could also be that they target some markets where normal double cabs are defined as (taxed) passenger vehicles while all all pick-ups (normal or DC) with at least 50% (or there about) of the load bin in front of the rear axle are classed as (non or low taxed) commercial vehicles.
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    Two years ago I was on track for this:
    • buy a DC 2.4 SRX Hilux.
    • cut the chassis and extend it by 300mm
    • fit a XC load bin on it.


    I bought the DC.
    I found a XC load bin in the same color and in perfect condition
    I couldn't get it over my heart to cut my newly acquired bakkie's chassis.

    So now I drive a 2.4 SRX DC with a DC loadbin firmly mounted onto the chassis.


    But I want to carry 4 people with a motorbike and 750kg of animal feed while still closing the load bin door.

    This is a good idea to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    Could also be that they target some markets where normal double cabs are defined as (taxed) passenger vehicles while all all pick-ups (normal or DC) with at least 50% (or there about) of the load bin in front of the rear axle are classed as (non or low taxed) commercial vehicles.
    Maybe that is why the loadbin on the latest facelift Rangers has been extended into the cab, removing the space behind the rear seat backrest. On another thread someone said they were told that "cab" section and "bak" had to be the same length or something like that. Maybe the salesman had/remembered half the facts.

    PS. Here's the link to the post I mentioned regarding the length of the "bak":
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum....php?p=4121470
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    Also heard the story that you can claim tax on avehicle if the loadbin is bigger than the cab...
    Suddenly this bakkie start to look good.....

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    It should be fantastic as a touring or overlanding vehicle. And with the V6 it will be a fantastic tow vehicle.

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    From a load distribution point of view it looks good. Look at where the weight in any DC is loaded on the chassis, all behind the axle. Look at how many photos you see of the load bin pointing into the sky.

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