The Volkswagen Amarok Chosen For The Search and Rescue Quick Response Team in Portugal

Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok

The Volkswagen Amaroks were fitted with emergency lighting bars, racking for surfboards and an exclusive exterior design, which was inspired by the Volkswagen SAR concept vehicle.

Portugal emergency services have been supported by 14 new Volkswagen Amarok pick-ups this summer, helping in the rescue surfers and swimmers.

The Volkswagen Amarok was chosen by the Portugese National Institute for Search and Rescue for its quick response team to carry essential life saving equipment. The Volkswagen Amaroks were fitted with emergency lighting bars, racking for surfboards and an exclusive exterior design, which was inspired by the Volkswagen SAR concept vehicle which previewed the Amarok at the IAA Hanover commerical vehicle show in 2008.

"This is a great example of the versatility our new pick-up offers fleet customers and the emergency services sector," said Al Hemmings, National Sales Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

"We are delighted to add the new Amarok off-roader to our range of commercial vehicles this year which, with the Volkswagen 4MOTION system also available on our Caddy Maxi, Transporter and Caravelle ranges, means we now offer an extensive and versatile choice of all-wheel drive vehicles from vans and people carriers to a robust pick-up," he continued.

Launched earlier 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok, powed by a 2.0 litre TDI engine, is available as a double cab pick-up with four doors and enough space for five adults and is priced from £17,995 plus VAT.

Published 24 August 2011 Staff

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