VW Amarok enters the 'Dark' side 08 | 09 | 2014

    VOLKSWAGEN HAS STEPPED up its intention of grabbing a larger slice of the highly competitive commercial sector by introducing a limited edition of its Amarok, labelled 'Dark Label'.

    Only 300 models will be available in the UK, and VW says the Dark label is intended to "showcase the Amarok’s striking solid design".

    On sale across Scotland from September 22, prices start at £26,125 (ex-VAT).

    The Dark label is powered by VW's 2.0-litre BiTDI 180bhp engine, offering up to 420Nm of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3200 kg.

    Customers can choose between the six-speed manual selectable 4Motion (50 vehicles available) or the eight-speed auto-permanent 4Motion (250 vehicles available). 

    The automatic version boasts BlueMotion Technology, which includes low rolling-resistance tyres, Start/stop and regenerative braking to provide greater economy and lower emissions.

    Both models include a host of unique styling features, including 18in Durban alloy wheels finished in black, extended wheel arches and a distinctive underride guard below the front bumper.

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    The exterior design package also includes dark tinted rear/side windows, darkened tail lights, matt black side bars and footstep, along with a black rear bumper, black grained door handles and black foil on the B-pillars.

    Inside, the Amarok Dark Label gets premium anthracite Alcantara upholstery and velour floor mats featuring exclusive Dark Label branding. Equipment highlights include a multi-functional steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter,satellite navigation with a six-inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, a multi-function display and heated seats. Customers also benefit from heated wing mirrors, electric windows and additional door dust seals as standard.

    A special anthracite-coloured UV-resistant special coating applied to load area completes the striking look. Customers can choose from three colours: Deep Black, Reflex Silver and Natural Grey.

    And if you want to customise your car even more, you can tae advantage of a range of specially selected Amarok Dark Label accessories. These include practical items such as a hard tonneau cover, Dark Label branded seat covers and bonnet protection, and styling items including chrome door handles and roof-mounted styling bar lights.

    Prices start at £26,125 (ex-VAT) for the 2.0 BiTDI 180bhp 4Motion Selectable manual model, with the 2.0 BiTDI 180bhp 4Motion Permanent with eight-speed automatic costing £27,855 (ex-VAT).

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    Jim McGill


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