Volkswagen recently unveiled a very special once-off Amarok, designed and built specifically for life in the arctic circle.
Modified by off-road specialists, Arctic Trucks, in partnership with a UK-based Volkswagen dealership, Hekla, this Amarok is currently being put to work in Iceland as a support vehicle for winter driving experiences.
The Volkswagen Amarok AT35 features a raft of updates to take the standard Amarok to the next level, including a 25 mm front and rear suspension lift. New flared fibre-glass wheel-arches have been trimmed to accommodate the larger wheels and the 315/70R17 all-terrain tyres – plus larger mud flaps front and back have been added.
Inside, the Amarok has been given an expedition makeover with a fire extinguisher, portable generator – and even a cappuccino machine. A VHF radio, toolbox, jack, first aid kit with defibrillator and work light are also included in the Arctic Trucks conversion.
Under the bonnet is the standard Amarok’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with 170kW on tap. The AT35 also retains the standard Amarok’s 45-degree climbing ability and a payload of 1154kg.