Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate unveiled

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12 Jun, 2014 11:47am Jordan Bishop

VW announces new flagship Amarok Ultimate that could reach UK showroom in limited-numbers early next year

Volkswagen has revealed a new flagship variant of its popular Amarok pick-up, which could arrive here in the UK by the beginning of next year.

Based on the current top-spec Highline trim and originally destined for the continent, additional features include new bi-xenon headlights and chrome details for the front fascia.

LED daytime running lights are integrated into the updated headlight set-up, which is now available as an optional extra on all other European Amarok models, and there are also silver wing mirror covers and 19-inch ‘Aragonit’ alloys.

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Silver paint appears once again for the underbody guard and ‘Ultimate’ branded side stripes, as well as more chrome for the sills and LED number plate illumination. There’s a choice of six exterior colours, too: Candy White, Natural Grey, Reflex Silver, Starlight Blue, Toffee Brown and Deep Black.   

Inside, the Amarok Ultimate gets anthracite and titanium black Alcantara seat covers, special cut-pile floor mats, and heated front seats. Standard in-car tech also comes in the form of sat nav with smartphone connectivity, electric folding and heated wing mirrors, and VW’s ParkPilot system, which includes a reversing camera.

Should the 2015 Amarok make its way across the channel in Ultimate spec, chances are numbers will initially be limited to just 350 units, as with the recently launched special-edition Canyon version

Just like the rest of the range, only double-cab variants would be available and the current engine choice of 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI or 178bhp 2.0-litre BiTDI would carry over. Although price and specification details won’t be available until after a launch date is confirmed, expect a modest increase over the current range-topping Amarok’s £25,425 starting price. 

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