Complete with a cappuccino machine.
Volkswagen has developed a one-off version of its Amarok pickup truck designed exclusively for arctic adventures. The unique pickup truck was modified by off-road specialists Arctic Trucks and will be used in Iceland as a support vehicle for winter driving experiences on treacherous snow and ice.
Compared to the standard vehicle, the Volkswagen Amarok AT35 features a raft of updates to help the truck tackle the snowy conditions, including a 0.98-inch front and rear suspension lift. New flared fiber-glass wheel-arches have been trimmed to accommodate larger wheels and 315/70R17 all-terrain tires, and larger front and rear mud flaps have also been added.
Inside, the custom Amarok has been equipped with a fire extinguisher and a portable generator to help keep occupants warm. It even comes complete with a cappuccino machine. A VHF radio, toolbox, jack, first aid kit with a defibrillator and work light are also included.
Under the hood is the standard Amarok’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 220 hp on tap, providing plenty of power to plow through snow drifts. The AT35 also retains the standard Amarok’s 45-degree climbing ability, a 2,544-pound payload, Hill Descent Assist and the widest load platform in its class, according to VW.
"The Volkswagen Amarok has been a massive hit since its introduction and we’re delighted to see it proving its worth in some of the toughest conditions in the world. For British drivers, the standard Amarok will be able to cope with everything winter has to throw at it,” said VW Commercial Vehicles sales exec, Nick Axtell.
"Back in the UK, the ability of our Van Centers to convert vehicles through recognized partners remains one of our unique selling points. It doesn’t matter whether that’s fitting racking for a plumber, refrigerators for a supermarket chain or something altogether more extreme like the AT35 – we are always committed to Working With You.”
While the Amarok isn’t sold in the US, reports suggest Volkswagen is planning to bring its successor Stateside to capitalize on the growing demand for midsize pickup trucks.