First German-Made Amarok In UK Will Save Animals With The RSPCA


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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Nov 14, 2012: The Amarok has been a huge success since its European launch in 2011, and to improve supply and availability, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now producing this model at its factory in Hanover, Germany (production also continues in Argentina).

The first right-hand drive Amarok pick-up model to be produced in Hanover is to be put into action with the RSPCA in the United Kingdom. It was officially presented to the RSPCA by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at a special event in Hanover, followed by a tour of the factory.

The RSPCA’s vehicle is one of the latest Amarok models. It has a powerful and efficient 2.0 BiTDI engine, now with 180 PS, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which is new to this model. In addition, to improve fuel economy and emissions, it is fitted with BlueMotion Technology, which is now available across the Amarok range. The 180 PS BlueMotion Technology model with automatic transmission and 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive offers combined fuel consumption of 35.3 mpg.

The Amarok will be delivered to the RSPCA in the UK once accessories including a hardtop and protective seat covers are fitted. It will then be set to work at one of the RSPCA’s biggest and busiest centres, the Southridge Animal Centre, handling rescued animals ranging from domestic pets to pigs, goats and horses. The Amarok’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive and pulling power will be needed when retrieving animals from off-road locations, and for towing equipment around the 16-acre site.

Kevin Degenhard, Chief Inspectorate Officer of the RSPCA, who accepted Volkswagen’s invitation to the event in Hanover, said: ‘The Amarok is a very impressive vehicle and we are privileged and proud to have the first one from the European production line. Our staff are looking forward to the Amarok joining our fleet, and I assure you it will be put to very good use and tested to extremes.’

Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK said: ‘At a time when incomes for charities are under pressure, we are delighted to support the RSPCA with the perfect off-road vehicle with plenty of traction, load capacity and towing power. The RSPCA is often seen as another of the emergency services, and I know the Amarok will be working hard.’

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