While the classic pick-up truck has been a firm favourite for decades across the pond, these popular vehicles are currently experiencing a popularity boom here in the UK. Having gained more advanced technology and a car-like driving experience, sales are on the up and manufacturers are flooding the market with new products.
With its dynamic new look, the Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is one of the few pick-ups that delivers. They recently invited two teams of drivers to test the new release in the Lake District, taking part in Topgear-style challenges that aimed to test the performance of the Amarok in an off-road setting.
Strong and tough
The latest promo video from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles showcases the Amarok’s Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Hill Hold Assist (HHA) and Hill Descent Control. These standard features ensure the driver maintains maximum control and prevent unwanted skidding and sliding on tough terrain.
Stylish inside and out
As one of the most desirable models on the market, the sophisticated interior promises an opulent drive with award-winning ergoComfort, heated leather seats and a spacious cockpit. What’s more, the impressive sound system and colour touchscreen inside are sure to be a hit with passengers during those impromptu summer road trips. The truck is a definite head-turner and can be customised to suit your personal taste. Add some rear styling bars and 19’’ alloys for a sportier look, or choose from a host of load covers to make the vehicle work for you.
With commercial vehicle classification, the Amarok brings plenty of financial benefits along for the ride.
Company car users can avoid Benefit-in-kind company car tax, while businesses can reclaim the VAT as with other commercial vehicles. For as little as £27,000 you could be trailblazing across the country like a true king of the road.