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by James Ward

The arrival of a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 under the bonnet of the Volkswagen Amarok may be the headline act, but the launch of the refreshed range is also driving an update to the accessories catalogue.

CarAdvice spoke with Carlos Santos, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia, who said “the ute segment is the biggest market for customer individualisation and we have a strong focus on continuing to expand the Amarok accessories portfolio.”

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Given the fundamental platform hasn’t changed since launching in 2011, the majority of new accessories will also fit non-new Amarok models, and are paired with their own two-year warranty.

For example, the new range sees a roll-top bed cover made available on the Amarok for the first time, which will fit any double-cab model dating back to 2011.

The range includes some basics like wheels, side steps and a tow pack, but also offers some updated parts like the bedliner which is now able to still fit a pallet between the arches (the older one was just a bit too thick), and a roof-mounted platform system (safari rack) that ties in with the styling of the existing sports bars.

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Buyers of new vehicles will be able to bundle in accessory packs with their purchase, to be covered under the full three year warranty.

The V6 Amarok and updated accessories are working their way into Volkswagen Commercial dealerships now.

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