This official one-off by the Wolfsburgers is a Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck built for the Arctic, cappuccino maker and all…
This is the first ever Icelandic-spec Volkswagen Amarok, according to the Germans, and it was built as an Arctic expeditionary support vehicle.
Of course, the first thing you do when you’re off for a drive to the North Pole and back, is pack the cappuccino machine.
Besides the steady supply of hot beverages, you also get a generator to run things, and more gadgets like a radio, toolbox, off-road kit, and of course the first aid kit and defibrillator you’ll need for the caffeine-induced cardiac arrest.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles turned this thing out, and to handle the Arctic terrain the one-off Amarok AT35 has been lifted by 25mm front and rear on all-terrain tyres fitted to 17-inch wheels.
Too bad Volkswagen is just teasing us with this pick-up truck because there are no plans to suddenly throw these bits and pieces into an accessories catalogue.
Built in partnership with Arctic Trucks, an Icelandic company that operates in the UAE (whaddayaknow, snow and sand have a lot in common) turning out baloon-tyred SUVs, this Amarok AT35 retains its factory-equipped diesel engine. The 3.0-litre V6 delivers around 220 horsepower and more importantly, 550Nm of torque, so it can haul over a tonne.
We can think of more profligate optional equipment than a cappuccino maker so it wouldn’t be that dumb for a manufacturer to do something like this Amarok AT35.