A front lift, custom bash plate, rock sliders and underbody protection feature on the Amarok W580X – a Walkinshaw-developed off-road special that’s set to hit the market in April next year.
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.