Volkswagen launches special edition Amarok

Volkswagen has launched a new special edition of the Amarok. Called, imaginatively, the Amarok edition, it's based on the Trendline model but adds extra equipment worth £3400. Just 300 will be available in the UK.

To make it stand out the new model comes with 18-inch Durban alloy wheels, black bars across the load bed, privacy glass, black and red side stripes and 18-inch Durban alloys. On top of that there are front and rear parking sensors and a protective coating for the load area. Inside it has Bluetooth, sat nav and a five-inch colour touchscreen.

Just one engine is available - the impressive 2.0 BiTDI with 180PS and 420Nm of torque if you choose the optional automatic. The standard six-speed manual still has 400Nm giving it a 0-62mph time of 11.0 seconds while average claimed economy for both is 35.3mpg.

The manual gets Volkswagen's selectable 4MOTION four-wheel drive system but the eight-speed automatic gets permanent 4MOTION. It also comes with lower rolling resistance tyres, start/stop and regenerative parking.

Two colours are available, reflex silber with black door mirrors or deeo black with silver mirrors. Prices start at £22,495 plus VAT for the manual and £22,225 for the automatic. It goes on sale in July.

Amarok edition Manual Automatic
Engine 2.0 BiTDI
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
2.0 BiTDI
BlueMotion Technology
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
Power (PS/rpm) 180 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque (Nm/rpm) 400 at 1,500-2,000 420 at 1,750
Number of gears 6 8
Top speed (mph) 111 108
0-62mph (seconds) 11.0 11.3
CO2 emissions (g/km) 211
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 3170
Unladen weight (kg) 2,074 2,088
Payload (kg) 1,096 1,082
Axle load limit front/rear (kg) 1,410/1,860 1,425/1,860
Towing limit (braked, kg) 3,000 3,200
Gross train weight (kg) 5,550 5,950
Fuel economy (mpg):