Volkswagen’s Amarok pick-up doesn’t get nearly the same recognition as some of the more heralded models in the VW lineup. But the German automaker wants to change that and to its credit, it’s doing something about it.
At the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show , Volkswagen is bringing a special edition Amarok, called the Dark Label Edition.
The model is based on the Amarok Trendline trim and comes with plenty of aesthetic upgrades to differentiate itself from the rest of the Amarok line. Contrary to its name, the Amarok Dark Line actually comes in a variety of colors, including every paint finish available on the Trendlie trim. In addition, Volkswagen decided to add tinted rear windows, blacked-out B-pillars, smoked tailights, a silver underbody guard, and a set of 18-inch Durban-style alloy wheels. Black accents on the rollover bar, door handles, mirrors, and rear bumper conclude the exterior re-styling of the notoriously boxy Amarok.
Moving to the interior, you’ll be treated to a steady diet of expensive and high-grade modifications, highlighted by Alcantara upholstery, velour floor mats, and heated front seats. And that’s on top of the new multi-function steering wheel, a newly-installed RCD 310 radio, and a Durabed bed liner coating.
While not overly impressive in the grand scheme of things, the Amarok Dark Line Edition does succeed - somewhat, at least - in giving the Amarok a sportier look and appearance.
Sometimes, small victories like this are worth all the effort.
The Amarok Dark Label Edition is set to go on sale later this year at a price of €36,271, which is just a shade over $48,000 based on current exchange rates.
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