Amarok meets VW's superbike brand.
The VW Group has two crucial Italian assets. Lamborghini is the better known of these, but VW also owns Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati.
No surprise, then, that VW’s marketing people in motorcycle-obsessed France, have revealed a new special edition of the Amarok bakkie, with a Ducati twist.
It is called the Amarok Ducati Diavel Edition, and what you get is a comprehensively equipped high-output version of the Amarok 3.0 V6 TDi.
The Diavel Edition Amarok rolls 20-inch alloy wheels, finished in black, and the darkened exterior detailing extends to its radiator grille, wing mirrors and rear bumper.
Finished in a new hue for the Amarok range, called Indium gray, the Diavel Edition bakkie also features red contrast stripes running along the lower stamping cease of its doors. The scarlet detailing is repeated on the bakkie’s special edition badging, too.
For owners who wish to add some pseudo-adventure bakkie bits, there is a nudge-bar and LED roof lighting set-up, both of which are optional extras to the Diavel Edition package.
As mentioned, the Diavel Edition Amarok is a high-output version, peaking 190 kW from its 3-litre turbodiesel V6 engine. Only available in France, for now, the Diavel Edition prices at an estimated R760 000.
The VW/Ducati bakkie brand association is deeply ironic, considering that AMG collaborated with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer on its Diavel line, back in 2013…