Sales of the Volkswagen Amarok have gone through the roof over the past 12 months, largely thanks to the new 3.0TDi V6 engine. But with two trim levels – and a special edition – to choose from, which is the best model for you? Read our Volkswagen Amarok Specification Guide to find out.
Volkswagen Amarok specification overview
When the new model was launched in 2016, there were three trim levels available (Startline, Trendline and Highline) and the Aventura special edition. However, the Startline was dropped soon after launch due to poor sales and the Aventura has since been replaced by the Dark Label, as Volkswagen tends to change the special edition model every couple of years.
Volkswagen Amarok Trendline specs
Since the demise of the Startline, the Trendline has been the entry-level model. However, its generously-specced with Climatronic air-conditioning, cruise control, electric windows, carpet flooring in the front and rear, electrically-adjustable and heated door mirrors, central locking and a Composition Media DAB+ system with 6.3-inch touchscreen display, voice control, CD player, App Connect, USB and auxiliary inputs and steering wheel-mounted controls.
On the outside, there are 17-inch ‘Posadas’ alloy wheels, front and rear fog lights, colour-coded bumpers, door mirrors and handles and wheelarch extensions.
Volkswagen Amarok Highline specs
Moving up to the Highline, customers also receive leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, a chrome rear bumper, stainless steel side bars and 18-inch Manaus alloy wheels. However, the Highline doesn’t include many common features on top-level models like electric seats, keyless entry and ignition, load bed liner and satellite navigation.
Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label specs
Most of the special edition Dark Label upgrades focus on aesthetics, rather than practical features. On the outside, the Dark Label is adorned with 18-inch charcoal and chrome ‘Rawson’ alloys, black door handles, ‘Dark Label’ decals, black side and styling bars, underbody styling and a black rear bumper.
Inside, there is the choice of a ‘Alcantara’ fabric upholstery, ‘Dark Label’ floor matt, chrome vent bezels and satellite navigation.