Volkswagen has released the limited-edition (limited to 500 units) Amarok Atacama in Australia with prices starting from $53,990 (+ORC).

VOLKSWAGEN AUSTRALIA has announced the sale of its limited-edition Amarok Atacama with prices starting at $53,990 (+ORC). The limited-to-500-vehicles Amarok Atacama is just an equipment and cosmetic tweak. The name Atacama is derived from the Atacama desert in South America.

Amarok Atacama

The limited-run variant is available in TDI400 Selectable 4MOTION manual and TDI420 Permanent 4MOTION automatic models, and adds a multi-function display with satellite navigation, and front and rear park distance control. It also offers Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime driving lamps, black sports bar and side steps, black rear step bumper, and 18-inch ‘Durban’ black alloy wheels with Bridgestone 255/60 R18 tyres. “To protect the tray” a spray-on liner is also included.

These spray-on tray liners have been available in the aftermarket for more than 15 years, but ‘Durabed’ is the only factory-applied spray-on liner and has been used by both Nissan and Ford in the past.

Amarok Atacama

On the Inside, the Amarok Atacama gets a unique, new ‘QUAD’ fabric trim with a quilted bolster finish. Dual zone ‘Climatronic’ climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, front and rear park distance control and a rear-view camera are also standard with Atacama.

Are limited-run models like this enough to keep the Amarok front-of-mind for those shopping for a new ute in the face of competition from new HiLux, Ranger, BT-50 and Triton?

Recommended retail price – Amarok Atacama:

Amarok TDI400 Atacama (man) $53,990 (+ORC)
Amarok TDI420 Atacama (auto) $56,990 (+ORC)


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    1. Yet they are rated high in the top ten tow tugs for caravanners, with the comments that they are surprisingly powerful, much cheaper than the competition, and offering far higher levels of comfort and equipment!

        1. They start at less than $40,000, so in my book that makes them cheaper than the other popular vehicles used for towing, especially when you look at the fit-out.

  1. Hi,
    I have been told that these Atacamas are the only Amarok which is entirely built in Germany,
    Does anyone know if this is true?
    I have had 2 sales people tell me both Germany and Argentina,

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