Volkswagen recently refreshed their posh Amarok pickup truck, but it’s not stopping at that, as the brand has decided to descend into Frankfurt with the Aventura Exclusive concept and the new Dark Label limited edition.
Let’s talk first about the prototype – it wears the striking Turmeric Yellow Metallic color premiered by the Golf facelift and the Arteon flagship, and this double cab body style also wears prestigious 19-inch wheels along with a multitude of chrome accents to match the bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. There’s also a lockable and waterproof cargo bed featuring an aluminum look – which is mirrored on the underbody guard as well. The interior looks ready to take on the Mercedes X-Class with black leather upholstery with yellow stitching, 14-way electrically adjustable seats, rearview camera, navi and a black headliner, mixed with chrome accents around the cabin. The concept also gets a tuned version of the turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine, packing ad additional 34 hp (25 kW) for a total of 258 horsepower (190 kilowatts).
Meanwhile, the Amarok Dark Label is a special edition of the double can that will see the inside of the production line starting early next year, with sales programmed for spring 2018 when equipped with the 163 hp (120 kW) and 204 hp (150 kW) configurations of the turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine. Depending on choice, Volkswagen offers a six-speed manual, an eight-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive, on-demand AWD, and permanent AWD, with pricing starting from €33,714 (before taxes) in Germany. It’s been built on the Comfortline trim, with the special series coming with an Indium Grey matte paint mixed with dark body accents, anthracite glossy 18-inch wheels, along with matte black door handles and mirror caps. In the cabin there’s a black headliner and “Dark Label” logos for the floor mats.