- Limited edition Amarok Dark Label set to hit the UK
- Styling package includes 18-inch black alloy wheels and matt black details
- Two drivetrain options: six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic
- Only 300 models available – prices start from £26,125 (OTR ex VAT)
- On sale from 22 September 2014
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to give its pick-up range a dramatic new edge with the introduction of the new special edition Amarok Dark Label model. Designed to showcase the Amarok’s strikingsolid design, alimited number of 300 vehicles will be available to UK customers when the Dark Label goes on sale 22 September 2014.
The Amarok Dark Label comes with Volkswagen’s top of the range 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine, offering up to 420 Nm of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,200 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 that make the Amarok Dark Label one of the most striking pick-ups on the road. They include 18-inch Durban alloy wheels finished in black, extended wheel arches and a distinctive underride guard below the front bumper. 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 is equally dramatic with 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.
Customers wanting an even more individual appearance can take 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.
|Amarok Dark Label||Manual||Automatic|
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
|Power (PS/rpm)||180 PS at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque (Nm/rpm)||400 at 1,500-2,000||420 at 1,750|
|Number of gears||6||8|
|Top speed (mph)||111||108|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||216||215|
|Gross vehicle weight (kg)||3170|
|Unladen weight (kg)||2,085||2,070|
|Axle load limit front/rear (kg)||1,385/1,860||1,415/1,860|
|Towing limit (braked, kg)||3,000/750||3,200/750|
|Gross train weight (kg)||5,550||5,950|
|Fuel economy (mpg):
Prices start at £26,125 (OTR ex VAT) for the 2.0 BiTDI 180PS 4MOTION Selectable manual model, with the 2.0 BiTDI 180PS 4MOTION Permanent with eight-speed automatic costing £27,855 (OTR ex VAT).
The Amarok Dark Label will go on sale from 22 September 2014.