MOTORING NEWS - Volkswagen has added a special edition Amarok - the Dark Label. This follows on the successful initial sales of more than 30 000 Amaroks in South Africa since its launch in 2010.
On the outside, the special edition Dark Label distinguishes itself through a locally sourced MAXE matt black styling bar with "Amarok" lettering. There are also door handles and exterior mirrors in matt black, a matt black highlight front protection grille with dark chrome lacquered ledges, tinted rear windows, blacked-out B-pillars, black side sills, "Dark Label" signature film on the sides, smoked taillights and new 18" Rawson alloy wheels.
Inside the Amarok Dark Label, the new black "Greenhouse" headlining, Vienna leather seats, chrome air vent borders and floor mats embroidered with "Dark Label" lettering continue the design theme of this special edition model.
Functional and standard features of the Amarok Dark Label include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, front and rear park distance control, tyre pressure monitor, "Plus" multi-function on-board computer, "Composition Media" infotainment system, app-connect with voice control and a multi-function steering wheel.
A comprehensive list of safety equipment comes as standard, including on- and off-road electronic stabilisation programme (ESP) and Volkswagen's award-winning Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which can reduce the chance or severity of a secondary accident in the event of a collision.
Additionally, the Amarok Dark Label can be customised with optional features including seat heating (winter package), increased GVM / heavy duty suspension, rear view camera, climatronic air-conditioning, |Discover Media| infotainment system (including Satnav) as well as rubber floor covering for the cab and passenger compartment.
With a length of 5,25m and a width of 2,23m including the mirrors, the Amarok boasts an aggressive stance and everything that could be expected from a rugged bakkie.
The spacious loading area of the Amarok Dark Label is wide enough to accommodate a Euro pallet placed sideways.
Under the skin, the Amarok's powerhouse is the tried and tested 2,0 BiTDi engine which generates 132kW from 4 000r/m and 420Nm of torque from 1 500 to 2 000r/m. The engine is paired with a class-leading 8-speed automatic transmission and permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive system.
The Amarok Dark Label completes the zero to 100km sprint in 11,3 seconds and has a top speed of 179km. It has an official average fuel consumption figure of 8,5 litres per 100km. The Amarok Dark Label has a fuel tank capacity of 80 litres.
Pricing includes VAT and emissions tax: Amarok Dark Label 2,0 BiTDI 132kW 4MOTION, Auto - R674 600.
The vehicle comes standard with a three year or 100 000km manufacturer warranty, a five year or 90 000km Genuine Automotion service plan and a six year anti-corrosion warranty. The service intervals are at 15 000km.
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