Volkswagen introduces Multivan Kombi 70 and Amarok Dark Label

Two special editions Volkswagen models are en route to showrooms in Australia. To celebrate 70 years since the conception of the iconic Kombi van, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has contrived a contemporary take on the most feted VW other than the Beetle.

On sale from March, the Multivan ‘Kombi 70’ is based on the Multivan TDI340 Comfortline DSG. This enhanced people mover features two-tone paint finish that includes the choices:

  • Candy White/Curcuma Yellow
  • Candy White/Starlight Blue
  • Candy White/Indium Grey
  • Indium Grey Metallic/Deep Black

Bespoke touches run to:

  • 18″ retro-style ‘Disc’ alloy wheels
  • Wood-effect flooring
  • Good Night package (featuring fabric blinds, Multiflex board bed extension, washable bed cover, rechargeable mini flashlight and three drawers underneath the 3-seater bench seat
  • Alcantara upholstery trim
  • LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • Electric power sliding doors with power latching.

On sale in early March, 120 examples of the Multivan Kombi 70 are available for $64,990 drive away.

Launched in late 2016, the Amarok ute stretches its appeal with a new special edition model. Available in April, and limited to 500 units, the limited edition Amarok V6 Dark Label is positioned between the Highline and the Ultimate variants, sharing the 165kW/550Nm 3.0 litre V6 turbo-diesel engine (180kW on overboost), 8-speed automatic transmission and permanent 4×4:

The Amarok V6 Dark Label also features:

  • Vienna leather trim with heated front seats
  • Matte black sports bar and side steps
  • Wheel arch flares in black
  • New Design – 18″ anthracite alloy wheels
  • Black interior trim, including headlining and pillar trims

Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

As to the inevitable question of an even more potent version of the Amarok V6, Volkswagen Australia’s Director of Commercial Vehicles Carlos Santos said that all will soon be revealed.

“We’ve heard about this Mercedes-Benz collaboration with Nissan,” he said. “Don’t worry – the Amarok is not about to be left behind by the X-Class.”

A new range topping Amarok with a more powerful V6 to rival the Mercedes-Benz X-Class? Stay tuned for more updates.

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