Looks like we'll get the eight-speed auto Amarok announced at the Frankfurt motor show. It will probably be packaged with the Amarok’s permanent f4WD system and a new 132kW/420Nm version of the 2.0 litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel. This setup would make Amarok a quick ute, with a claimed top speed of 179km/h in seventh gear. Braked tow rating is also likely to be increased to 3200kg from 2800kg. The transmission is understood to be the same, or similar to, that in the Touareg wagon.