Volkswagen Amarok gets ultimate treatment


Hoping to make in-roads in the ever expanding luxury orientated bakkie segment, Volkswagen has introduced a special edition Amarok set to rival the Ford Ranger Wildtrak.

Based on the range topping 2.0 TDI Double Cab Highline 4Motion automatic, the Amarok Ultimate includes a number of unique exterior changes and equipment usually optional on lesser models.

Visually, the Ultimate adds polished 19-inch Cantera alloy wheels, darkened rear taillight clusters, special Ultimate badging at the base of the doors, chrome roll bar and sidesteps, satin silver front scuff plate and Bi-xenon headlights with daytime running LED’s.

Standard spec consists of heated leather front seats, front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera, rain sense wipers, electrically folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control, six-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and USB, Hill Decent control, Hill Start Assist, six airbags and cruise control.

Motive power continues to be provided by Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre bi-TDI engine that churns out 132 kW and 420 N.m of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends drive to all four wheels with fuel consumption being rated at 8.3 L/100 km and emissions at 219 g/km.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan is included in the Ultimate’s R600 200 asking price.