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The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 has gained a new option: matte paint, in either blue or grey. The premium paint will set buyers back a further $3990.

The Amarok Ultimate V6 starts at $67,990 before on-road costs. The entry-level Amarok V6, the $59,990 Highline, cannot be specified with this new option.

Carlos Santos, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia, is certain that the high price won’t put off any potential buyers, as supply is currently constrained and some punters are willing to pay over the odds to secure Volkswagen’s V6 ute, including two that were sold recently at auction for at least five per cent over the list price.

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 with Matte paint

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 with Matte paint

Under normal circumstances, the V6 models are said to account for over half of the Amaroks sold in Australia. The company plans on introducing addition V6 Amarok models in the near future, including the Canyon V6.

All models in the Amarok V6 range are powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 with 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

V6 Amarok models have a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds.

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