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Volkswagen Amarok Pickup Wrecks A Chimney!

With this test Volkswagen wanted to show us that the mighty Amarok pickup truck is as powerful as a big pile of explosives usually used for the pull-down operation.

Recently in Reading, UK, they had to demolish an old chimney which weighed nearly 140 tonne. VW picked up the challenge and did it using only four Amarok diesels which pulled the big chimney done using nothing but engine power and some 200 meters of rope!

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A series of tests were developed to challenge the power and traction delivered by the Amarok.  The structure was prepared using a standard procedure for any ‘pull-down’ demolition of flame cutting a ‘shark’s mouth’ into the base of the chimney, reducing its structural integrity, though ensuring that it remained free standing. Four 200m lengths of rope were rigged to the top of the chimney and attached to the towbars of four standard Amarok pick-ups, each with Volkswagen’s latest four-cylinder, 2.0-litre TDI engine producing 163 PS of power.

This will remain in the car’s portfolio as one of its greatest achievements. They may even make a commercial based on it.

VW Amarok Gets New Accessories

Pickup truck users usually like to customize and enhance their vehicles with extra bits and equipments. And the best way to do so is using the company’s official accessories package. Just like this one introduced by Volkswagen for the Amaork.

The package includes different options for you to choose from, such as iPod adaptors and Bluetooth kits, to hard tops, tonneau covers and towbars, will be available for the new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up when it goes on sale in the UK on 1 May.The exterior styling kit includes décor sets, side steps, plus stainless steel side rails and styling bars for the loadspace plus 19-inch wheels.

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There is a choice of accessories to offer greater security for the loadspace.  These start with a lockable toolbox designed to fit between the wheelarches, across the load bay.  Alternatively, to cover the entire loadspace there is a choice of tonneau covers, or a complete body-coloured hardtop.  Tonneau covers range from a soft waterproof cover which can be rolled out the way, or a choice of aluminium or body-coloured hard plastic covers which are lockable and hinge open for access.

For the interior you get stuff like seat covers and rubber or carpet floor mats for the cab, parking sensors, mud flaps, an aluminium liner for the loadspace. More off-road protection equipments are also available to order but the pricing has not been revealed yet.

Volkswagen Amarok In UK

Volkswagen Amarok is finally going to the UK and is set for premiere this week at the 2011 Outdoors Show at the ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, a relevant place ti unveil this mighty pickup truck!

Following the show, the Amarok will then embark on a nationwide tour, giving customers a chance to see and experience the vehicle in a series of static displays at Volkswagen Van Centres across the UK.

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The sales however won’t commence until Spring 2011. Prices are also yet to be confirmed.

The Amarok boasts the largest load dimensions in its class with a load area of 2.52 m² (1,555 mm long, 1,620 mm wide, with width between wheelarches of 1,222 mm). All models feature advanced technology and safety systems including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) with Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Control and off-road ABS designed to shorten stopping distances significantly on loose surfaces.

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Volkswagen Transporter Rockton

Have you ever wondered how a Volkswagen Transporter would look like if you turn it into an off-roader?!

Well, it looks like this! It is the Volkswagen Transporter Rockton which has been jacked-up and fitted with 16-inch wheels and chunky off-road tires.

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The car gets VW’s 4MOTION Haldex permanent all-wheel-drive system as well as toughened up suspension with increased ground clearance by 30mm. The Rockton also gets full underbody protection.

The only negative on this 34,545 euro go anywhere van must be the 2.0 liter TDi engine with either 140 or 180 hp which is just not enough.

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VW Amarok Wins International Pick-up Award 2011

The new Volkswagen Amarok has been reaping awards since the day it was introduced, and the latest is International Pick-up Award 2011. The accolade, awarded for the first time this year, was judged by the highly regarded panel, representing 23 countries, that elects the prestigious International Van of the Year awards.

During the judging process, the Amarok was praised by the jury for its ‘effortless off-road abilities’, while its capacity on-road was judged to be the best against all other competitors.  The jury was also impressed by the Amarok’s interior, in particular, the layout and generous space for both front and rear passengers in the double-cab cabin.

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Apart form its awesome design and technical features, the Amarok also features a range standard safety systems including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) with Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Assist and off-road ABS.

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