Special edition of VW Amarok available at starting price of £22,495

Article by Anita Panait, on June 12, 2013

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is introducing a special edition version of its much-talked Amarok pick-up.  Dubbed as the Amarok edition, it is based on the Trendline specification but with over £3,400 of additional equipment, providing savings of over £2,000. The Amarok edition boasts of body-colored bumpers and wheel arches that are already available in the Trendline specification, as well as 18-inch Durban alloy wheels, black styling bars across the load area, a black side step, special edition decals and rear privacy glass.

The Amarok edition also features as standard front and rear parking sensors as well as Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation with a five-inch color touchscreen. Also coming as standard are a protective coating for the load area and interior floor mats.

The Amarok edition is powered by the range-topping 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine that provides up to 420 Nm of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,200 kg.

Customers can opt for the six-speed manual transmission that feature with selectable 4MOTION, or the latest eight-speed automatic transmission with permanent 4MOTION.  The automatic version features the fuel-saving BlueMotion Technology, which includes low rolling-resistance tires, start/stop system and regenerative braking.

The Amarok edition could be availed in two colors: Reflex Silver with black door mirror covers, or Deep Black with silver door mirrors. The Amarok edition has starting price of £22,495 (excluding VAT) for the manual transmission and to £24,225 (excluding VAT) for the automatic transmission.  The Amarok edition will be rolled out in July, with 300 units available to customers in the United Kingdom.

‘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,’ said Mark Hopkins, head of marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.  ‘It not only looks great, but offers fantastic value too,’ he continued.

Volkswagen is launching the new Amarok in three equipment lines: Base, Trendline and Highline. The Base equipment line features mechanical yet tough components. In fact, the door handles, mirrors and front bumper are not painted. Moreover, the model’s window lifts, door locking mechanisms as well as mirror adjustment are all manual. The base Amarok also features height-adjustable front seats and variable folding rear bench seat as well as a truck bed lighting and locking glove box. It is also provided with radio and navigation system antennas integrated into the door mirrors.

Up one grade is the Volkswagen Amarok Trendline, which has door handles, mirrors and a front bumper that are finished in body color while its door locks, window lifts and mirror adjusters are all electrically powered. It is also provided with a multi-functional display, cruise control system and front fog lights as well as a semi-automatic climate control system (Climatic) and a radio with CD player. Completing the standard equipment is a set of 16-inch alloy wheels.

Topping the range is the VW Amarok Highline, which builds on the Trendline equipment line. Its mirror housings feature part-chrome sections while the exterior and the cabin also feature a number of chrome accents. Its body-colored fender provide accent for its 17-inch alloy wheels. The new Amarok Trendline also features classy fabric seat covers and a higher performance sound system. Drivers would love its color-contrasted instrument panel (depending on configuration) and an automatic climate control system (Climatronic).

VW is also offering an array of options and accessories for the new Amarok like a styling bar, running boards, alloy wheels and cargo cover. The Multi-Connect mounting system comes standard from Trendline and is optional with the base version.

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