The Volkswagen Amarok is one of the youngest pickup trucks on the mid-size market. Launched for the 2010 model year, and assembled in both Germany and Argentina, the truck is sold with a range of four engines across the world, three of which use diesel as fuel. Currently the Amarok is not available in the United States, but word has it Volkswagen is considering a North American introduction in the near future.
The fact that Volkswagen is not bringing the Amarok pickup truck to the United States has become increasingly frustrating lately. Especially with so many special editions and trims offered across Europe. The Canyon and the Dark Label editions are the first that come to mind, but we also dig the Power Concept , which could turn into a cool, sportier version of the pickup.
And to rub more salt in our wounds, Volkswagen is introducing a new high-spec model to sit atop the Amarok lineup for the 2014 model year. Dubbed Amarok Ultimate, the new truck borrows the well-equipped status of the Highline model it is based on, and features additional visual and tech upgrades meant to increase its appeal.
Making things even better is the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel unit that comes with it. The mill is available in two flavors, packing 138 horsepower and 177 horsepower, respectively. Like with the rest of the Amarok lineup, the only downside of the Ultimate is its exclusive double-cab body configuration. There’s also the hefty sticker, which is set at €34,770 and €41,376.30 respectively ($47,158 and $56,135 as of 06/12/2014).
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Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate in detail
On the outside, the Amarok Ultimate is recognizable thanks to its brand-new bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. This feature is only available as an option on other Amaroks. The front fascia also benefits from additional chrome details, while the mirror covers are finished in silver, as are the underbody guard and the side stripes. The exterior look is rounded off by a set of 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped snugly in 255/55R19 rubber and a choice of six body colors, including the delicious Toffee Brown. Other colors include Candy White, Natural Grey, Reflex Silver, Starlight Blue, and Deep Black.
Once inside, customers will get to sit in Anthracite and Titanium Black Alcantara seats, and sink their shoes into special cut-pile floor mats. Standard features also include heated front seats, electric and heated mirrors, Rear Assist, Park Pilot, and Volkswagen’s RNS 315 navigation system. Don’t you wish you could park one in your driveway?
The successful Amarok pick-up is starting its new model year with a variant that is particularly comprehensively equipped. The primary identifying feature of the new Amarok Ultimate is the modified front appearance with new bi-xenon headlights and additional chrome elements.
Based on the already comprehensively equipped Amarok Highline, the Amarok Ultimate shines as a new top model of the Amarok range with numerous interesting features.
Especially striking is the intricately devised graphic of the bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED lighting strip. They give the Amarok not only improved lighting, but together with the two twin chrome bars on the radiator grille they give the Amarok Ultimate a greatly modified visual appearance as well. These new headlights can now also be ordered for all other Amarok models. The Amarok is thus the world’s first pick-up of its class for which bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are available as an option.
Further visual features of the ’ultimate’ Amarok are the silver wing mirror covers, darkened rear lights with LED number plate illumination, polished 19-inch ’Aragonit’ alloy wheels with 255/55 tyres, special lettering, a silver-coloured design underbody guard and a styling bar as well as sill sidebars in chrome.
The Amarok Ultimate also comes as standard with ParkPilot, including Rear Assist reversing camera, electric folding and heated wing mirrors, alarm system, heated front seats and the ’RNS 315’ navigation system complete with mobile phone preparation. The interior is further enhanced by anthracite and titanium black Alcantara seat covers and special cut-pile floor mats. The vehicle body colours available are Candy White, Natural Grey, Reflex Silver, Starlight Blue, Toffee Brown and Deep Black.
The Amarok Ultimate is powered by a choice of TDI engines delivering 103 or 132 kW in combination with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission, with the exception of the models with BlueMotion Technology.
Prices for the Amarok Ultimate start from €34,770 (net) or €41,376.30 (incl. VAT).