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THE Volkswagen Amarok W580X is officially on sale, with VW confirming 600 units are up for grabs.

The new variant of the Amarok range, Volkswagen’s latest collaborat­ion with Walkinshaw goes on-sale from $78,890 before on-road costs – a $1500 increase over its initial price listing when revealed last year.

In addition to the standard Amarok 580’s 190kw-580nm 3.0-litre turbodiese­l V6, the W580X scores lifted springs, MTV twin-tube dampers, wheel-arch extenders, a 4mm-thick 5052 marine-grade aluminium bash plate, steel rock sliders and a 75-watt LED light bar – just to name a few equipment upgrades.

Joining the nearly 1400-strong line-up of Amaroks to roll out of Walkinshaw’s Clayton facility, the W580X is aimed at the top end of the market who have supported the focused ute, with VW claiming roughly 20 per cent of V6 Amarok sales have been fettled by Walkinshaw.

“The current generation Amarok is widely loved for V6 power and towing, and praised by media for still setting the on-road benchmark for driving dynamics,” said brand director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ryan Davies.

“The W580X retains this high watermark, while adding authentica­lly Australian elements perfect for the most rugged local off-road conditions.”

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