Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles exhibited two new Amarok models at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. The Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive was one of the two, and will be available from around spring 2018 – boasting greater comfort, more attractive styling and more power than standard models.

Increased performance

The Amarok Aventura Exclusive has been developed for those with a need for speed. The Amarok’s V6 currently produces up to 224PS/550Nm, which makes it by far the most powerful pickup on general sale, but the engineers at Volkswagen have turned up the heat even more with this model.

Generating up to 258PS and around 600Nm, the Aventura Exclusive will reach 62mph in approximately 7.0 seconds from standstill and ensures ample torque for the most strenuous of towing operations. The ‘Turmeric Yellow Metallic’ concept car, with its generous double cab and clear design, boasts several highlights, starting with the high-gloss polished 19-inch ‘Milford’ wheels.

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive interior

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive interior

Interior and exterior style

The side sills, styling bar on the cargo box, front protection grille, exterior mirrors and rear bumper also feature extensive chrome, while bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights add to the car’s sporty appearance. Also on display is the roll cover system – a lockable, waterproof cargo bed cover which will be available for the first time in an aluminium design. The underbody guard also features an aluminium look.

On the inside, the concept vehicle boasts sporty accents with black leather, offset with Turmeric Yellow contrast stitching. More widely available features, such as the 14-way adjustable ergoComfort seats, 3-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles and the Discover Media navigation system are also standard.

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive interior

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive interior

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive price

Volkswagen has yet to disclose the price of the Aventura Exclusive, but expect a significant premium on top of the current Aventura model (listed at £33,317 plus VAT). The Aventura is expected to arrive into Volkswagen’s 72-strong Van Centre network by late spring 2018.

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Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive

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- Liam Campbell is an award-winning journalist with a Masters degree in Automotive Journalism from Coventry University. Growing up on a farm and learning to drive in a Mark 1 Range Rover (his left thigh is still twice as big as his right), Liam likes to think he knows a thing or two about commercial 4x4s. Previously, he was the Van Editor at Parkers and resident pickup expert at Car Magazine, before taking up the post of Editor at Professional Pickup & 4x4. Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/maxximum_load

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