Forecourt Update: Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate
New Trim Offers Highest Specification To Date
What Is it?
The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate is a special edition, top of the range, version of the manufacturer's pick-up truck. This UK model is limited to a production run of 500 units.
The Ultimate trim is distinguished by the: bi-xenon headlights, 19–inch polished alloy wheels and the double chrome strips on the radiator grille. These complement the LED daytime running lights that - VW says - “give the vehicle a unique light signature at night”.
What Are The Engine Options?
The Ultimate trim is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. It can be connected to 6-speed manual transmission – with selectable 4-wheel-drive - or an 8-speed auto with permanent.
In manual form, this power plant produces 180PS and 400Nm of torque. It propels the driver to 62mph in 11 seconds, averages 35.3mpg and emits carbon at a rate of 211g/km.
In auto form, the engine continues to produce 180PS but has 420Nm of torque (rather than 400). 0-62mph takes 11.3 seconds, it averages 33.2mpg and emissions are 224g/km.
What Are The Trim Options?
Ultimate is the trim. Standard equipment includes the: electric folding door mirrors, Alcantara-trimmed seats, leather steering wheel, alloy pedal covers (auto only), heated driver and front passenger seats, and satellite navigation. It also has a reversing camera.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
The Amarok range – rather than the Ultimate trim specifically - has won several awards since its launch in 2011. These include 4x4 Magazine's “Best Pick-Up Of The Year” 2014. Auto Express also named it “Best Pick-Up” 2012, 2013 and 2014 via its New Car Awards.
How Much Is It?
The VW Amarok Ultimate manual costs £29,555 plus VAT. The auto is £30,970 plus VAT.