Volkswagen has launched a limited edition of its Amarok V6 introducing the Amarok Alpine and Alpine Plus off-road packages in collaboration with Seikel, which the company says further lifts the rough terrain performance of the its utes.
VW says that the 100-unit Alpine and Alpine Plus off-road packages will be available on the Amarok V6 Core Auto, V6 Sportline, Highline and Aventura from Q2 this year, adding ground clearance, a snorkel and (for Alpine Plus) underbody protection.
VW says that Seikel as a premium partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since 2012, developed the Alpine and Alpine Plus to ‘rigorously high standards, enabling a manufacturer-backed Volkswagen five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty’.
The Alpine off-road package is priced from $6,090 RRP incl. GST and ,features, Koni RAID Offroad kit with ground clearance lifted by approx. 25mm, front and rear twin-tube shock absorbers, with 70mm bore, front Eibach Springs, special cast steel lower retainer for front shock absorbers, top and bottom front spring plates, fully pre-assembled front suspension strut unit, rear 25 mm spacer with special leaf spring brackets and additional supports and bump stops, a polyethylene snorkel and protective cladding on the wheel arches.
The Alpine Plus off-road package is priced from $12,090 RRP incl. GST and boasts all of the features of the Alpine off-road package as well as rock sliders, protective cladding on the doors and wheel arches, a breather kit for rear and front differential, transmission and transfer case and engine, transmission and rear diff protection plates
The company says that an off-road tyre package is also separately available for Amarok V6 Sportline and Highline only, priced at $1,590 (RRP incl GST)c, consisting of 5x General Grabber AT3 255/60 R18 112 H XL tyres.
The company explained that the tyres include large sidewall lugs to help protect the tyre body from stones, stacked deflection ribs that protect the upper sidewall area by deflecting obstacles away from the tyre body, and protection ribs that shield the tyre and bead area from damage caused by curbstones and off-road obstacles.
Brand director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle, Ryan Davies said the partnership with Seikel “ensures the Amarok V6 even further broadens its appeal for customers wanting a high-output powertrain with even stronger off-road capability.”
“From a V6 Core Auto with an Alpine or Alpine Plus off-road package, through to our flagship Walkinshaw-enhanced models, the Amarok offers a breadth of choice to match its breathtaking performance, ” Davies explained.
Seikel has a long history with the Volkswagen, particular in commercial vehicles, including the development of the Volkswagen LT 4×4, the Volkswagen Transporter T3 Syncro 16 for Raid Rallies, the sale of running gear for the Volkswagen Transporter T3 and the development and sale of running gear for the Transporter T4 Syncro.