The Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label was unveiled at the CV Show in Birmingham this week, six months after it made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Limited to just 200 UK customers, the VW Amarok Dark Label is based on the Highline trim-level but Volkswagen has also thrown in a number of extras.
Dark by name, dark by nature…
With its Carbon Grey metallic finish and 18-inch Rawson alloy wheels, the Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label certainly stands out from the crowds. It’s most prominent detailing, including side bars, mirror housings, door handles and rear bumper are all finished in matt black, as is the sports styling bar at the back.
Underbody styling and unique Dark Label decals complete the exterior design package and guarantee that the Dark Label model has exceptional road presence. There are two further optional colours; Deep Black pearl or matt Indium Grey.
The dark theme continues inside…
Although in-keeping with the dark theme, there aren’t many alternations inside. The seat trim covers are finished in Alcantara (an option on the Highline) and unique unique Dark Label floor mats have been added. Apart from that’s it’s business as usual with manually lumbar-adjustable front seats the Discover Media with a 6.33-inch touchscreen display, Voice Enhancer and Guide & Inform to make life on board even easier for occupants.
Other technology fitted as standard to the Amarok Dark Label includes rain-sensing windscreen wipers, automatic headlight control with coming home and leaving function, and power adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors.
Engine and driveline
Under the bonnet is the mid-powered 201bhp/500Nm version of the impressive 3.0-litre V6 engine, which sits in-between the 161bhp and 221bhp outputs. Drive is delivered to the road via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive.
VW Amarok Dark Label price and availability
Priced at a reasonable (or reasonable so far as the Amarok is concerned) £33,650 plus VAT, the VW Amarok Dark Label represents relatively good value-for-money. Order books are open now, with the first customer deliveries expected in May. Buyers must be aware that production is limited to around 200 units, however, and orders finish in April.