Volkswagen’s new Factory endorsed stretched Amarok in XL and XXL guise is on sale now.
A factory-endorsed stretched Amarok is now available for those who need more tray capacity thanks to Volkswagen Group Australia’s (VGA) Body Builder Program which results in extended XL and XXL body styles, both on-sale now.
The Body Builder Program consists a group of recognised converters who meet the strictest of build and quality standards set by the Volkswagen factory, and it is is available for customers across Volkswagen’s national dealer network.
“VGA has a breadth of capability it has never possessed and a range unrivalled elsewhere,” Andrew Hester, National Conversion Manager, explained. “The Amarok XL and XXL top-to-tail solutions are very much the tip of the iceberg. Volkswagen and its partners can engineer literally dozens of bespoke variants.”
The first Amarok conversions were constructed by Netherlands partner, Veth Automotive, which has since partnered with Adelaide firm Adaptive Automotive to undertake subsequent conversions. In addition to the stretched chassis, all Amarok XL/XXL variants come with Electronic Stability Control reprogramming designed to compensate for the vehicle’s longer wheelbase.
The Amarok XL/XXL can be built on four-cylinder or V6, manual or auto, utility or cab-chassis, dual-cab 4Motion models, offering significantly increased load space with the XL getting a 310mm longer wheelbase compared to a standard Amarok and the XXL a 650mm longer wheelbase. Importantly, the stretched vehicles retain Volkswagen’s five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.
As you could imagine, the factory-endorsed stretched Amarok conversions are quite involved but pricing over the standard Amarok models is not excessive, with details outlined below:
Conversion Pricing (above cost of base Amarok vehicle):
|Conversion Type||RRP inc GST|
|Amarok XL Dual Cab Chassis||$10,595|
|Amarok XL Dual Cab Utility||$18,995|
|Amarok XXL Dual Cab Chassis||$13,595|
|Amarok XXL Dual Cab Utility||$21,995|