The Amarok had to work hard to carry the 1,150 kg (2,535 lbs) payload on and off the road. Subsequently, it went home, took a shower and put on a set of smart-casual clothes. However, there was no time left for it to grab too many toys on its way out to the date he had with the customer.
However, the car did manage to take its music player along. We are talking about the RCD310 (this is how it’s called in the language used by the carmaker). This offers a decent audio quality, relying of six speakers to do this – four in the front and two in the back.
We’ll also mention the two-zone automatic climate control, which has no problem in playing with the temperature inside the vast cabin of the four-door Amarok. There’s one particular detail we want to talk about: the air vents on the dashboard.
These have an original design, which brings an unusual shape and is also economical. The designers went as far as fitting a mesh grille behind the openings of the vents. This somehow reminds us of the one used on the front fascia of the Golf GTI.
It seems that VW has admitted that the Amarok leaves things to be desired from this point of view and, willing to compensate, has given the car an open mind that is ready to accept many toys brought from the outside. Want some examples: the 12V socket on top of the dashboard and the storage spaces under the front seats.
This means that, besides the sound waves, you don’t have anything to entertain your passengers in. However, you can improvise, as the space offered by the bed can accommodate a whole range of interesting things that would receive the passengers’ attention.Continue reading