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The Volkswagen Amarok has undergone an Icelandic conversion, becoming a support vehicle to cope with the Arctic winters.

Known as the Amarok AT35, the pick-up has been given a raised ride height, all-terrain tyres, and even a cappuccino maker.

The off-road specialists Arctic Trucks were responsible for creating this Amarok, as the team are in partnership with the Volkswagen commercial vehicles dealer in Hekla, Iceland.

Support vehicles, like the Amarok, are there for winter driving experiences, leading customers onto snow and ice as well as improving their driving techniques in slippery conditions.

Externally, the Amarok AT35 has been raised by 25mm, while flared fibre-glass wheel-arches and larger mud flaps have been added. Inside you will find a fire extinguisher, portable generator, a VHF radio, toolbox, jack, first aid kit with a defibrillator as well as a work light.

The AT35 shares the same engine as the standard Amarok – a 3.0-litre V6 diesel developing 224bhp with 550Nm of torque. This allows for a towing capacity of 1,154kg, plus it keeps the standard car’s 45-degree climbing ability.

Nick Axtell, specialist sales manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The Volkswagen Amarok has been a massive hit since its introduction and we’re delighted to see it proving its worth in some of the toughest conditions in the world.”

The standard Amarok prices start from £30,899 for the entry-level Trendline and rise to £47,891 for the Aventura (prices include VAT). All Amaroks come as standard with cruise control, climate control and alloy wheels. The Amarok is available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Ted Welford

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January 15, 2019

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