Limited-run Volkswagen Amarok edition targeting stylish commercial market

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:03
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SPECIAL: Original Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will launch a 300-strong special edition of its highly acclaimed Amarok pickup next month.

Named the Amarok edition, it is based on the Trendline specification, but £3,400 worth of additional equipment represents a customer saving of more than £2,000.

Stylish and exclusive, prices start from £22,495, excluding VAT, with just 300 vehicles available to UK customers from July.

Mark Hopkins, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Creating the right image is very important for a lot of our customers, so we’ve had great pleasure creating the bespoke specification for the Amarok edition.

“It not only looks great, but offers fantastic value too.”

The special edition vehicle bolsters the Trendline specification that already includes body-coloured bumpers and wheel arches.

However, additional design features include 18-inch Durban alloy wheels, a black side step, black load area styling bars, rear privacy glass and special edition decals.

Drivers will also enjoy front and rear parking sensors, a protective coating for the load area, interior floor mats, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation; all as standard.

The Amarok edition is kitted with Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine, which offers up to 420Nm of torque and a 3,200kg maximum towing capacity.

Customers can choose six-speed manual transmission, with selectable 4MOTION, or eight-speed automatic transmission with permanent 4MOTION.

The automatic version boasts the low-emission and high-economy BlueMotion Technology, offering low rolling-resistance tyres, a start/stop system and regenerative braking.

Colour choices for the Amarok edition are Reflex Silver, with black door mirror covers, or Deep Black, with silver door mirrors.

Prices start from £22,495 (excluding VAT) with manual transmission, rising to £24,225 (excluding VAT) for automatic transmission.

Image courtesy of Petr Magera, with thanks.

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