The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unit has decided to reveal the first pictures of the interior of the facelifted Amarok pickup truck, showing it very close to its passenger car counterparts.
While the Amarok and the rest of the models in the pickup truck segment have been created as true workhorses, the strategy today is to bridge the gap between these commercial models and the regular cars. The one direction you can take to do that is provide a more upscale cabin – and the 2016 Amarok does a great job at that. The pickup truck comes with a dashboard layout that is very close to the Golf, let’s say – though the model keeps its high seat position and great all-around visibility in a bid to offer the best of both worlds. Directly taken from the passenger cars are the heated electrically-adjustable ergoComfort front seats – there are 14 direction to choose from and the seat covers are wrapped in nappa leather.
VW Commercial Vehicles also modified the instrument panel, added even more storage compartments spread throughout the cabin and treated the driver to a new multi-function steering wheel. Getting the Aventura launch model will bring a color screen between the instrument dials as well as standard paddle switches on the steering wheel for the eight-speed automatic transmission. Then there’s the new generation infotainment system with support for navigation, DAB digital radio, and voice commands. Other highlights include the Park Pilot system, four 12-volt power supply sockets, stainless steel pedals (only for Aventura), air conditioning system, and Bluetooth connectivity. Pricing kicks off at €25,720 – and for the cash you get the rear-wheel-drive Trendline Double Cab. The flagship option is the Amarok Aventura with 224-hp turbodiesel V6, all-wheel-drive 4MOTION, and an eight-speed automatic for €46,525 (all prices are from Germany).