The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 is now available with the option of matte paint. Ticking the ‘tricky paint’ box will add a further $3,990 to the $67,990 starting price of the range topper, but don’t be thinking that the Rok has lost a little of its gloss.
Volkswagen’s Director of Commercial Vehicles Carlos Santos says that demand for the Amarok V6 – available in Highline or Ultimate guise – is currently exceeding supply.
“Customers will do what it takes to get their hands on a V6,” Mr Santos said. “In recent weeks we’ve seen one travel from Perth to Brisbane. At auction, two Ultimates went for $73,250 and $72,250. That’s 107 and 105 per cent respectively of RRP.”
Supply constraints last month saw sales of the Amarok V6 dip to around 30 per cent of all Amarok deliveries, a proportion Mr Santos said will increase to more than 50 per cent when supply is normalised.
A total of 1461 Amaroks of all variants sold in the two months to February 28, comprising the major part of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s record 2117 sales year-to-date – an increase of 10 per cent on the first two months on 2016.
Volkswagen has confirmed that there will be further V6 variants added to the Amarok range this year, one of which we know will be the Amarok Canyon, most likely with a slightly de-tuned version of the current 3.0-litre 165kW / 550Nm V6 turbo-diesel.