Volkswagen has announced another vehicle that will be delighting the brand's fans at this week's Wörthersee festival in Austria. The Amarok R-Style is a performance version of the pickup that VW seemingly sells all over the world... except the US and Canada, of course.

The truck is powered by a 3.0-liter TDI V6 making 272 horsepower and a stout 442 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic, and the pair are reportedly good for helping the truck reach 62 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds. While a 20-year-old GMC Cyclone pickup would laugh that figure off as cute, the Amarok R-Style at least looks the part of a performance truck with 22-inch wheels bursting out of fenders widened by 2.36 inches on either side. There's also a carbon fiber diffuser out back, side sill extensions and bigger air intakes up front. Oh, and two chromed tailpipes for good measure.

Inside, the Amarok R-Style apes the GTI with a black, white and red color scheme on its surfaces and deeply bolstered sport seats. A new steering wheel, eight-inch touchscreen, subwoofer and carbon fiber dashboard round out the other extra upgrades.


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      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cyclone? GM never made a Cyclone, but they did make a Syclone. Isnt this an "auto" blog? With auto writers?
        whofan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @protovici
        Ford made the Cylclone. I was a wicked looking early 70`s muscle car.
      sinistro79
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a complete shame that nearly every worthy machine created out of VWs truck division is not made available in the USA because of the chicken tax. I'd love to see that obsolete law go away so that US consumers can have an option to buy the Amarok and Transporter at competitive prices in the USA.
      Stevie Diffy
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they build it here then there is no chicken tax...right? Build it here. I want one.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool, but I'd rather have a reimagined Golf Caddy pickup
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Go2Fast
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reminds me of an F150 with a VW symbol
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Watch out Honda. Ridgeline may have competition.
      Go2Fast
      • 1 Year Ago
      man thats hot.
      Nathan Musasa
      • 1 Year Ago
      thats the engine they should have in the Amarok from the very beginning
      Dreez28
      • 1 Year Ago
      i have to admit this is actually a great idea for VW, although it might be a tough sell in the US.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      It needs to be :::::::dieseled , cleaned up, here.
      rboote
      • 1 Year Ago
      442lb-ft and only 7.9 0-60 sounds a little strange to me.
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