- 2022 Volkswagen Amarok W Series 580X

W Series Amarok headed off-road

A front lift, custom bash plate, rock sliders and underbody protection feature on the Amarok W580X - a Walkinshaw-developed off-road special.

Set to hit the market in April next year, the W580X is a Walkinshaw-developed off-road special version of the Volkswagen Amarok V6.

Building on the success of the GT-spec W-Series, this next tune from the legendary Australian tuning house will lean in to another aspect of the Amarok's versatile platform; creating yet another special 'Rok, just for Australia.

Where the Amarok W580 and 580S were all about on-road performance and dynamics, the W580X is focused on go-anywhere off-road capability.

Powered by the Amarok's 190kW/580Nm V6 turbo diesel with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, the W580X once again reigns supreme as the most powerful ute in its class, whether on the road or off it.

The off-road Amarok boasts 18-inch forged alloy wheels, a new front upper grille design and an Art Velour seat trim with Walkinshaw branding; however the Off-Road is very much its own beast.

Walkinshaw will be fitting the Off-Road with a suspension lift and off-road tune with MTV twin tube dampers, as well as custom bash plates and rock sliders. Seikel underbody protection, breathers and optional snorkel completes the hard 'Rok's fit-out.

"The first W-Series was a chance to offer something that no-one else in the market could do – a powerful, dynamic ute that was as comfortable on highways as it was on alpine passes," national marketing and product manager, and Amarok W-Series lead Nick Reid said.

"With the new W580X, our W-Series Off-Road Amarok, we can lean in to another aspect of the Amarok's platform. We know the Amarok is among the best off-roaders around in standard form, but with Walkinshaw giving it a unique tune, we'll be able to offer something unbeatable to Australian customers."

The Amarok W580X off-roader is expected to be offered in limited numbers (to be determined), and available for customer deliveries in April, 2022. Detailed specification and pricing will be available closer to launch.

This story first published on Exhaust Notes Australia.

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  • Nice to see the Amarok getting some love. It seems to be continually marked down for having no rear air bags. The combination of its awesome V6 and AWD make it head and shoulders above the rest imo.

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