Back in January 2018, Volkswagen revealed the special-edition Amarok Dark Label in the United Kingdom. And now a bakkie bearing the same name has quietly arrived in South Africa.
While the UK-spec model is powered by Wolfsburg’s 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel (tuned to deliver 150 kW and 500 N.m), the local version makes do with VW’s 2,0-litre BiTDI four-cylinder engine. That means it’s good for 132 kW and 420 N.m, sent to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
So, the price? Well, the Amarok Dark Label double-cab is priced at R674 600, which makes its some R38 000 more expensive than the Highline variant with the same powertrain.
From what we can tell, this special-edition model features darkened side-mirror caps, darkened exterior handles, model-specific 18-inch alloys (wrapped in 255/60 R18 rubber) and what appear to be automatic bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. "Dark Label" body decals are also included.
Inside, you'll find black floor mats (front and rear), partial-leather seat upholstery, Climatic air-conditioning and rain-sensing wipers.
Hopefully VW South Africa will release more details (including how many examples will be offered locally) about this special-edition bakkie soon...
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