Pricing details for the three trim levels of the new pick-up, the Amarok, have recently been released by Volkswagen’s UK division. The base Startline model equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI 122 hp engine is priced at £16,995. The Trendline, which comes with a higher performance of 163 hp from a BiTDI version of the same diesel engine, is priced at £18,995.
The range-topping Highline has a starting price of £21,575. The new four-wheel drive is offered with the choice of two refined two-liter diesel engines. All models can be equipped with the more powerful 2.0-liter BiTDI 163 hp engine, while the entry-level 2.0-liter TDI 122 hp is only available on Startline models.
The Startline base features an extensive list as standard features, including 16-inch alloy wheels, electric front and rear windows, semi-automatic air conditioning and single CD / radio.
The Trendline level features additional two-zone automatic air conditioning, RCD 310 radio / CD player, cruise control, multifunction computer and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, handbrake and gear knob.
Notably, buyers can also opt for the Highline models to have 4MOTION Permanent. This permanent four-wheel drive system lowers the payload but provides a more car-like driving experience, with improved ride and refinement.
The 4MOTION Selectable four-wheel drive system is offered on all models and gives Amarok owners a choice between rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and low-range four-wheel drive via a button mounted on the dashboard.
The models that have been installed with this adjustable system have a gross vehicle weight of 3,170 kg (3988 lbs) and more robust suspension which totals to a payload of more than 1,045 kg (2303 lbs).
Volkswagen will be launching the Amarok on the market under three equipment lines. The first is the base version that banks on components that are exceptionally tough and entirely mechanical. As such, the locking mechanisms on the door, the mirror adjustment, and the window lifts are manually operated. In addition, the mirrors, doors handles, and front bumper have not been painted on, making them perfect for heavy duty use.
The other standard features include the truck bed lighting, locking glove box, variable folding rear bench seat, and the front seat that allows adjustment for height. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Amarok Trendline raises the grade a notch higher especially when it comes to the convenience features. Unlike that of the base version, the mirror casing, door handles, and the front bumper have been painted in the same color as that of the body.
In addition, the adjusters for the mirror, window lifts, and door locks, are now all electrically powered. Highlighting the strong image of this truck are the alloy 16-inch wheels. Standard equipment for this trim include the semi-automatic climate control system, cruise control system, fog lights on the front, multi-functional display, and radio that comes with a CD player. Finally, offering features that are more exclusive is the VW Amarok Highline.
Based mainly on the Trendline version, the Highline offers a number of upgrades like the chrome highlights on the inside and outside with even the mirror housing in part-chrome. Its fender flares meanwhile come in body color and allows enough space for the alloy 17-inch wheels. That is fitted with top equipment line as shown by the instrument panel that provides a color contrast, though this would depend on how the vehicle has been configured.
There are also the elegant fabric seat covers, an automatic climate control system that delivers amazing comfort, and the higher performance sound system. Aside from the different standard features, the brand will also be offering a wide range of accessories program for this pick-up that include a styling bar, cargo cover, running boards and a large selection for the alloy wheels, and versatile Multi-Connect mounting system, which is in fact standard for the Trendline.