Party in the back …

Party in the back …

The Amarok has proved its workhorse capabilities (despite some eyebrows being raised initially at its two-litre engines), but, with the Amarok single cab “Power” version, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) proves that it can be a “playhorse ” as well …

Bakkies are usually associated with some 4×4 fun off the beaten track, or the rugged tasks of moving goods from point A to B and back again. But, on the shores of Lake Wörthersee (in Austria), VWCV demonstrated that the Amarok delivers so much more when presenting the Power – arguably a disk jockey’s (DJ’s) best friend.

Its 3,5 m2 cargo bed has been adorned with a 5 000-watt sound system (which can be easily offloaded by the DJ thanks to some rolling pallets adhered to the load box); making it a mobile sound system for any event.

But the party isn’t only at the back, as this special Amarok sports a V6 TDI common-rail engine that delivers 200 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque, all conveyed to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

And it isn’t all about brawn … The Power version dons a richly varied interplay of metallic, high-gloss and matt surfaces, with what VWCV calls deep “Dynamic” grey metallic paint, underscoring the bakkie’s cool look, while the use of micro glass flakes provides additional shine. Some orange decals and brake callipers provide a pop of colour. And it is all rounded off with chrome inserts in the bi-xenon headlights and chrome-plated twin tail pipes.

On the inside you’ll find some black and orange nappa leather, with the steering wheel, bucket seats and door trim being covered with black alcantara synthetic suede.

As for the party-generating equipment in the back, the centrepiece of the DJ equipment is an Allen & Heath Xone:92. Used as input devices are Pioneer CDJ900NXS units, with sound output being relayed via two, specially designed Void Acoustics Impulse 3t speakers.

All this equipment, along with the Stasys Xair subwoofer (also specifically designed for VWCV) and the six smaller Void Acoustics loudspeakers (integrated in dedicated functional sound boxes), have been designed in such a way that they fill the Amarok’s cargo bed perfectly when they’re packed away … ready for the next rocking party.

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