Flagship Volkswagen Amarok Black Edition unveiled

Volkswagen Amarok Black Edition

Volkswagen has launched a pair of new Black Edition models to sit at the top of the Amarok range.

Both the Amarok Black Edition and Amarok Aventura Black Edition are based on the range-topping Highline specification. But Volkswagen has added a host of premium features – and it helps if you like black.

Black Edition models gain 20-inch black Talca alloy wheels and a Lights and Vision pack comprising automatic wipers and a navigation system featuring European mapping data and off-road infor-mation.

Cosmetic upgrades include a black styling bar, black rear bumpers, black sidebars, black for light frames, a black polish trim strip on the grille, black headliner and a gloss black decorative insert on the dashboard.

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The Aventura Black Edition also adds an exclusive Nappa leather interior, Ergo Comfort front seats with electric adjustment, leather multi-function steering wheel with paddles, electric folding door mirrors, front fog lights with cornering function, front underbody cladding and a load compartment protective coating.

A matt paint finish is available for £2,240 – a 24 percent saving on list price. Meanwhile, Mountain Top roll covers are available for a fitted price of £1,665.

Both models are offered with the familiar 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine which is offered in two states of tune: 204hp or 258hp and a temporary overboost to 272hp. All-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission complete the Amarok’s arsenal.

On the road prices including VAT range from £42,885 for the Amarok Black Edition with a 204hp engine to £50,277 for the Amarok Aventura Black Edition.

The Volkswagen Amarok offers a payload capacity of up to 1,147kg and a towing capacity of 3.1 tonnes. At 1,222mm, it offers the widest load platform in its class.

Amarok Black Edition orders are being taken at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle dealers now.