Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is spicing up its UK offerings by introducing an Atacama special edition of the Amarok.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is spicing up its UK offerings by introducing an Atacama special edition of the Amarok.

Named after a large desert area in South America, the limited-run Amarok comes as standard with bi-xenon headlights and is available only with the punchy 180 PS & 420 Nm 2.0-liter bi-turbodiesel engine mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending power to a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system which is selectable on the manual model and permanent if you go for the auto 'box.

Customers can order the Amarok Atacama in Deep Black, Horizon Blue or Candy White and all have black rear bars and bumper along with 19-inch Cantera alloy wheels. There's also a "Durabed" protective coating for the load bed along with a black foil on the B pillars and on the bespoke side decals.

Photos of the interior cabin have not been provided, but Volkswagen says they have installed Vienna leather upholstery, a new leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth, sat-nav and a dual-zone climatronic air conditioning system.

Those who want to further customize their Amarok can get this special edition with a plethora of accessories such as waterproof seat covers, tonneau covers, tow bars along with chrome surrounding for the fog lamps, tailgate handle and indicators.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK plans on offering about 500 units of the Amarok Atacama, with prices starting at £33,202 for the manual version and £35,416 for the automatic.

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