Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia has today seen its first allocation of W-Series Amarok, a collaboration with Australian tuning house, Walkinshaw, sell out in just minutes. With sales of the Amarok W580S scheduled to commence from midday, by 12:05pm all 30 examples of the first W580s offered were spoken-for, in addition to another 12 vehicles that were ordered before the online pre-order system could close. This brings the first allocation of W580S variants ordered to 42.
To celebrate the arrival of the Amarok W-Series range, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had offered a limited online pre-sale of the first high-spec W580S models. The lucky first 42 customers who completed a pre-order online and then proceeded to purchase will now receive an all-expenses paid, money-can’t buy, ‘exclusive Walkinshaw experience’, which includes all flights, transfers, meals and accommodation to attend a Walkinshaw factory tour and a Walkinshaw Andretti United track day.
Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ryan Davies, was ecstatic with the early interest, but not entirely surprised.
“We’ve known we’re onto something with Walkinshaw for some time now, and today’s result is just proof of that,” said Davies.
“The W-Series Amarok is a car made specifically for Australian fans, and we’re thrilled with the support it’s getting. Now the fastest ute in the segment is also among the fastest selling.”
Further stock will be available both online and from Volkswagen’s national dealer network in the coming months, however no further examples of the W580 will be offered with a Walkinshaw experience.