Is this the ultimate Volkswagen Amarok?

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Bakkie modifying is only going to get more extreme as time goes on, thanks to the Ranger Raptor and Toyota Hilux Dakar special editions. Customers who can't afford the high-end models are forking out for replica cosmetic kits and aftermarket companies are cashing in. Carlex Design is one such company and it has released an awesome package for the Volkswagen Amarok.

Sadly this kit is only available in Germany for now, but we wouldn't be surprised to see a South African customiser create something similar. Carlex Design has created a limited kit (just 500 examples) for the Amarok, but it transforms the Wolfsburg bakkie into something quite special.

There are layers of protective paint on the outside to prevent bush rash, a new body kit, monstrous 265/60 BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, 18-inch alloy wheels, new suspension, new side sills as well as a roof-mounted LED light bar. There's also a custom-made exhaust system which can be controlled by a smartphone app. 

The cabin has received a tweak too, with new leather trim on the seats, centre armrest, doors, gear selector and steering wheel. The leather is in a beautiful quilting pattern, there's extensive use of Alcantara and new-look floor mats.

How beautiful are these leather seats?

Further Reading

Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI (190 kW) Launch Review

5 Cheapest Automatic Double-Cab Bakkies in SA

Volkswagen Amarok (2017) Specs & Pricing

3 Reasons Why Volkswagen Amarok is #CarsAwards Finalist

5 Most Expensive Double Cab Bakkies in SA

Ford Ranger Raptor (2019) International Launch Review

Ford Ranger Raptor: 7 Things You Need to Know

Toyota Hilux Dakar (2018) Video Review

Toyota Hilux Dakar Edition (2018) Launch Drive [w/Video]

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