Volkswagen has revealed a striking new Amarok Concept called the 'Power-Pickup'.
The concept, which was shown to fans at the annual VW meet in Wörthersee, is based on the standard Amarok pick-up platform in single-cab form.
It features a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that generates 268bhp and 443lb ft of torque, which is capable of propelling the Power-Pickup from 0-60mph in just under eight seconds. That power is transferred to the tarmac via an eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion permanent four-wheel drive.
The Amarok V6 TDI is distinguished from the standard version by its flared wheel arches, which make room for new 22-inch wheels and new suspension, now lowered by 80 mm. There’s also a chrome grille, chrome light surrounds and a carbonfibre diffuser at the rear.
Inside you'll find leather seats and trim which takes cues from the exterior's colour scheme. In the centre of the cabin sits Volkswagen’s infotainment system, providing full multimedia control over the car’s audio systems via an eight-inch touch-screen. There's also a 500-watt subwoofer in the rear.
The new Amarok V6 TDI Power-Pickup was released alongside the Golf GTI cabrio concept and the Golf Design Vision GTI at Wörthersee.
Despite facing competition from the Toyota Hilux, the standard Amarok has proved successful, with Volkswagen having to reply to the increase in demand by expanding Amarok production beyond its initial plant in Argentina to the Volkswagen commercial vehicles plant in Austria.
It's not known if Volkswagen will enter the Amarok concept into production.