Volkswagen has revealed a new variant of its Amarok double-cab, packing 200 kW.
Set for its global debut in the Australian market by May, this new bakkie is VW’s Amarok 580S. In terms of position, it sits between the Highline Black and Ultimate V6 Amaroks.
The naming convention for VW’s latest special edition bakkie is quite easy to understand, with ‘580’ referring to the engine’s peak torque output.
Powering these Amarok 580S special edition bakkies are the 2020 version of VW’s 3-litre V6 turbodiesel, tuned for a potency of 190 kW and 580 Nm. For short bursts of peak throttle loading, the engine will overboost to a power number of 200 kW.
Distinguishing the 580S from other V6 Amarok bakkies, is its carbon-steel paint code and roll bar mounted LEDs. Standard features include Bi-Xenon headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels and inside you’ll be accommodated on art-velour upholstered seats, which are also heated for the front passengers.
With Mercedes-Benz having confirmed it will retreat from the premium double-cab market, VW is sensing the opportunity to reinforce its status as the only true German luxury bakkie brand. This Amarok 580S special edition is a symbolic representation of that.
Although the Amarok 580S will only be produced in a limited run of 200 units, for the Australian market, South African fans will take note of the colour code and those roll bar mounted LEDs. Both features could possibly find their way into a more global portfolio of VW Amarok options, in future.