13.6.2019 08:42 am
After Volkswagen introduced their 2.0-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI Amarok a number of years ago, there can’t be a bakkie person in South Africa who hasn’t come across the “only thing that comes in two litres are milk and Coke” jokes.
Ironically you can joke as much as you want, those Amaroks were and are actually very good in terms of performance. And with people trying to save the world just as fast as other people are destroying it, the drive for more efficient engines is seeing everybody downscale the cubic capacity of their offerings. Sure you still get powerful 3.0-litre V6 bakkies in South Africa, but they are right at the top end of the price scale that has now hit the R1-million mark.
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