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VW's V6 bakkie concept: Amarok Aventura Exclusive revealed

2017-09-07 08:25

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Germany - Volkswagen will debut two new Amarok variants at the Frankfurt Motor Show from  September 14.

The premium Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept  (in metallic yellow) offers a glimpse of a range-topping 190kW 3.0-litre TDI engine, while the new Dark Label special edition, set to be launched in 2018, will also be on display. 

Gallery: 2017 VW Amarok Dark Label and Aventura Exclusive

Aventura Exclusive

The concept bakkie's V6 is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent all-wheel drive. Based on the current V6 TDI, the concept sports a new yellow paintjob, high-gloss polished 19" alloys, bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.

The side sills, styling bar on the cargo box, grille, side-mirrors and rear bumper also feature extensive chrome elements. Also on display is the roll cover system – a lockable, waterproof cargo bed cover which will be available for the first time in an aluminium design. The underbody guard also features an aluminium look. It's also fitted with VW's ParkPilot, a reversing camera and a mechanical differential lock. 

Image: Newspress

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Inside, it has a black leather cabin offset (with yellow contrast stitching), chromed elements, 14-way adjustable seats, black rooflining, leather steering wheel (with shift paddles) and satnav. The new black roof liner in the Amarok can be seen for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt, complementing the titanium black interior. 

Amarok Dark Label

The new Amarok Dark Label limited edition is based on the Amarok Comfortline equipment line. It gains dark-coloured add-ons such as black sill pipes, a styling bar in matt black, lacquered chromed strips along the grille and new 18" alloys in anthracite with high-gloss surface. VW says: "The Dark Label is aimed at design-oriented individualists who do not wish to sacrifice the advantages of a true off-road vehicle." 

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The limited edition has matt black door releases, black side-mirrors as well as a Dark Label logo on the lower door sill. Inside, the new black roof liner and floor mats embroidered with the Dark Label logo continue the design theme. 

Two V6 engine configurations are available for the Amarok Dark Label; a 120kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox (rear-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive) and a 150kW TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and on-demand 4MOTION all-wheel drive or fitted to an eight-speed auto with  permanent all-wheel drive. 


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