Motoring

Now you can own a bulletproof VW Amarok — provide you've got deep pockets

25 April 2021 - 00:00
Volkswagen Amarok.
Volkswagen Amarok.
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Vehicle armouring company SVI Engineering has developed a package for the Volkswagen Amarok. In 3.0 V6 TDI guise (190kW and 580Nm), that would make it the most powerful armoured double-cab in the land.

According to SVI, the process takes up to 12 weeks to complete and there are two levels of protection to choose from. The B4 grade offers handgun protection, while the B6 offering is purported to stop bullets from assault rifles such as an AK47.

The company says the suspension is beefed up to deal with the additional weight of the steel plating, composite materials and thick glass. In the case of the B6 upgrade, the armour can add 650kg to the mass of the standard Amarok.

It costs R655,000 before options — and, obviously, before the price of the Amarok. But, luckily, a one-year/50,000km warranty is included.


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