VW set to unleash the Amarok Dark Label and Aventura Exclusive Concept at IAA

Article by Christian A., on September 7, 2017

The upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will be setting the stage for two of Volkswagen’s most exciting show cars of the year. By next week, VW Amarok will be posing as the Aventura Exclusive Concept perhaps side by side with its special edition double cab, the Amarok Dark Label.

Notably, all variants of Dark Label conform to the Euro 6 emission standards and are fitted with BlueMotion Technology that offers low rolling resistance tires, brake energy recuperation and start stop system for better fuel savings.

VW Amarok Aventura Exclusive Concept

While Volkswagen will be showcasing the Amarok Dark Label pickup in Indium Grey, the other Amarok Aventura Exclusive Concept will be wearing the eye catching Turmeric Yellow Metallic body paint akin to Volkswagen’s Arteon and the newly facelifted VW Golf.

For its body style, the Aventura Exclusive in vibrant color will be shown as a double cab which we believe will be loaded with chrome accents. Its outer body will be highlighted with lockable waterproof cargo bed in aluminum matte finish, a cargo box styling bar, bi-xenon headlights with daytime running lights in LED and a set of 19-inch Milford wheels.

Moreover, the double cab’s exclusive concept will arrive at the show with the most premium interior add-ons that are available. These are chrome trims, black leather upholstery with Turmeric yellow stitching, a black head liner, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a navigation system with rearview camera and the ergonomically designed seats with 14-way adjustments.

Beyond that, the much-awaited part of this exhibit will probably go to what is believed to be a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 upgraded engine that delivers a more impressive output. Unlike the regular Amarok with 224hp (165kW), the Aventura Exclusive boasts an additional 34hp (35kW) resulting to a total of 258hp (190kW). There are no details about the torque though Volkswagen announced earlier that it will deliver a much better output than the road-going Amarok’s 406lb-ft (550 Nm).

2018 VW Amarok Dark Label Edition

The Dark Label Edition with Indium Grey matte body paint, on the other hand, follows Chevrolet’s Midnight edition pickups that are characterized with mostly-black exterior trims. In this case, you’ll get the anthracite colored wheels, chrome grille inserts in smoke, darkened side mirror covers, door handles in matte black, a black styling bar and sill pipes that obviously come in the same color scheme. The interior by all means will be showcasing an all-black color motif starting from the headliner, the cockpit, down to the black floor mats.

When it comes to the Amarok Dark Label, the limited edition double cab (which is slated to go on sale next year) packs either a 204hp (150kW) or a 163hp (120kW) configuration. The same diesel engine will either come paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six speed manual with options for permanent all-wheel drive, on-demand 4motion all-wheel drive or the pure rear wheel drive set-up.

Press Release

IAA: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles shows Amarok Aventura Exclusive Concept and special ‘Dark Label’ model

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is exhibiting two new Amarok models at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The premium Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept pick-up in Turmeric Yellow Metallic offers a look at the future range-topping 3.0-litre TDI engine. The new Dark Label special edition model, which will be available from spring 2018, is also on view.

The Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept vehicle shows the road ahead for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles pick-ups. Even more horsepower, with even more torque. The concept vehicle with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive offers 190 kW/258 PS as well as increased torque. This ensures ample power for towing and acceleration. The ‘Turmeric Yellow Metallic’ concept car, with its generous double cab and clear design, boasts several highlights, starting with the high-gloss polished 19-inch ‘Milford’ wheels. The side sills, styling bar on the cargo box, front protection grille, exterior mirrors and rear bumper also feature a lot of chrome. Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights add to its sporty appearance.

Also on display is the roll cover system – a lockable, waterproof cargo bed cover which will be available for the first time in an aluminium design. The underbody guard also features an aluminium look. Technical features such as ParkPilot, rear view camera and a mechanical 100 per cent differential lock assist the driver in the urban jungle as well as off-road.

Inside, the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept vehicle boasts sporty accents with black leather, offset with Curcuma Yellow contrast stitching. The concept vehicle format also shows off its excellent 14-way adjustable ergoComfort seats, 3-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles and the Discover Media navigation system. The new black roof liner in the Amarok can be seen for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt, harmonising extremely well with the titanium black interior. The chrome accents of the exterior continue in the interior, for example with the chrome look decor.

The Amarok Dark Label limited edition is based on the Amarok Comfortline equipment line and is decidedly stylish in ‘Indium Grey matt’. This also includes dark coloured add-ons such as black sill pipes, a styling bar in matt black, lacquered chrome strips in the front grille and the ‘Rawson’ 18-inch alloy wheels in anthracite with high-gloss surface. The Dark Label is aimed at design-oriented individualists who do not wish to sacrifice the advantages of a true off-road vehicle. Matt black door handles and exterior mirrors as well as a Dark Label logo on the lower door sill complete the stylish appearance. Inside, the new black roof liner and floor mats embroidered with the Dark Label logo continue the design theme of the special model.

Two V6 engine configurations are available for the Amarok Dark Label from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: a 120 kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and either pure rear-wheel drive or on-demand all-wheel drive, and a 150 kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and on-demand 4MOTION all-wheel drive, or an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive. Available in Germany in spring 2018 starting at €33,714 net. Always with BMT, short for BlueMotion Technology, as standard. This includes a start-stop system, brake energy recuperation as well as tyres optimised for low rolling resistance. All performance levels meet the EU-6 emissions standard.

With a length of 5.25 metres and a width of 2.23 metres including the mirrors, the Amarok offers everything that could be expected from a traditional pick-up. The loading area of the four-door Amarok with double cab can accommodate a Euro pallet placed sideways and – depending on the trim line – payloads of over one tonne. In addition, some variants of the new Amarok have a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes.

Source: VW

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