Armoured product manufacturer SVI Engineering has extended the range of armoured bakkies available in South Africa to include the 190 kW V6 Amarok.
SVI’s clients opted for the ultimate civilian level of armoured protection, namely B6, on the vehicle, able to stop bullets fired from assault rifles such as the AK47.
The conversion entails stripping the interior to the bare metal and rebuilding the vehicle up as an armoured unit.
Special steel armoured plates and composite materials are used for the body and 38-mm-thick armoured glass replaces the original glazing.
The suspension is upgraded to cope with the 650 kg of additional mass.
Fortunately, there is no need to touch the V6-powertrain, as it still offers plenty of punch even after armouring.
The process takes around 12 weeks to complete and the end result is a vehicle that appears standard from both the outside and inside.
The Amarok B6 conversion comes with a standard SVI warranty of 1 year/50 000 km on the armouring for road use.