Volkswagen Amarok Aventura is the german reply to the US and Japanese Pick-Up competition. This amazing utility car was introduced for the first time on the market in 2008 and received multiples changes throughout the years till today. DNA Collectibles chose to replicate in high quality resin at 1/18 scale the Aventura version. But let’s learn a little bit about this amazing car and history.

As you certainly know all cars’ names on the Volkswagen range are mostly wind names such as Golf which refers to the Gulf Stream, Jetta is the German name for “jet stream”, Passat means “trade wind,” the Scirocco is named after Sirocco, a Mediterranean wind, and the Polo references polar winds. A common mistake was to suppose Golf and Polo were named after the sport activities. VW used also some animals names, like Fox or Lupo which is the Italian name for Wolf. Wolf is our interest of today’s subject. In fact, Amarok means “arctic wolf” in Inuit language and considered by the Eskimos of Northern Canada and Greenland to be the king of the wild.

Specifications of the Aventura Edition:

  • New 3.0 liter V6 TDI offers up to 23% more power and 28% more torque (258 HP & 580 Nm)
  • Lower emissions and decreased fuel consumption compared to the previous 2.0 BiTDI engine
  • Towing Capacity of max. 3.1 tonnes
  • Payload up to 1,147 kg
  • Up to 30 additional HP thanks to Overboost system
  • 4X4 BlueMotion Technology (with big side stickers)
  • 8 speed automatic gearbox
  • 20″ ‘Talca’ wheels
  • Body color painted sportsbar with Aventura logo
  • Tinted rear lights
  • In option you can receive a roof bar with lamps to turn the night into day time with a switch. This feature is kindly offered in the DNA Collectibles 1/18 Volkswagen Amarok Aventura, available in our shop here.
  • In option you can order your Aventura with Black Pack, meaning that the rear bumper, exterior mirror housings, fog light surrounds and 20″ ‘Talca’ light alloy rims all in black finishing

After the 2008 economical crisis and in order to avoid increasing costs in the European production plants, Volkswagen decided to produce the Amarok in General Pacheco’s VW Group plant, in Argentina, for all major markets worldwide. Later the management decided to use the Hanover plant to produce few series for small markets.

Other available trims and differences

Amarok Trendline

  • 17″ ‘Posadas’ alloy wheels
  • Climatronic air-conditioning system
  • Composition Media Radio with 6.33″ touch screen
  • App-Connect
  • Cruise control system (CCS)

Amarok Highline

  • Bi-xenon headlights with separate LED daytime running lights
  • Seat trim covers in Vienna leather upholstery
  • 18″ ‘Manaus’ alloy wheels 7.5J x 18
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera
  • Side bars
  • Darkened rear light clusters

Amarok Black Edition

  • 20″ ‘Talca’ black alloy wheels
  • Black Styling Pack
  • Lights & Vision package
  • Discover Media Navigation system

Amarok Aventura Black Edition

  • 20″ ‘Talca’ black alloy wheels
  • Black Styling Pack
  • Discover Media Navigation system
  • “ergoComfort” driver and front passenger seat with 14-way adjustment

We found a nice review video on Youtube from cars Boom. Please have a look here:

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