Amarok ventures to

the dark side

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label, 2018, front

VOLKSWAGEN is launching a limited edition of the Amarok pick-up truck which it says is the most luxurious variant of its award-winning model.

The Amarok Dark Label, it is being offered at a base price of £33,650, and limited to just 200 units in the UK. It is based on the specification of the range-topping Amarok Highline.

It comes with premium features as standard and in terms of exterior design the Dark Label features 18-inch alloy wheels, matt black mirror housings, black door handles and a black rear bumper.

Standard paint is carbon steel grey metallic, along with side bars and a rear styling bar finished in matt black.

Underbody styling and Dark Label decals complete the exterior design package to give the Dark Label model great road presence. Two further colours are available - deep black pearl or matt indium grey.

On the inside, the Amarok Dark Label has seat trim covers finished in Alcantara, black headlining and vent bezels trimmed in chrome silk gloss.

Both front seats are equipped with manual lumbar adjustment, while the footwells feature Dark Label floor mats.

The pick-up features some of Volkswagen's most advanced infotainment technology including VW's Discover Media system with 6.3-inch touchscreen, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, automatic headlight control and power adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors.

The Amarok Dark Label is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine that generates 204bhp and 500 Nm of torque between 1,250-2,750rpm hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive.

As with other models in the Amarok range the Dark Label has the widest load platform in its class and advanced safety systems that include an automatic post-collision braking System, ESP and trailer stabilisation.

First deliveries are expected in May.

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