We’re sure most of them were expecting an angrier version of the latest Golf GTI, but instead they were treated to something no one ever expected to see in GTI guise - the Amarok.
The Amarok Power-Pickup concept is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine with a power output of 200kW and 600Nm of torque. This diesel powerhouse is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Volkswagen’s permanent 4Motion all-wheel-drive.
The Power-Pickup is based on an Amarok single cab and is designed as a rolling workshop to carry spare parts, tools and race equipment, with performance to take it from standstill to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds.
The striking exterior design features widened wheel arches to accommodate 22-inch alloy wheels, 80mm lowered suspension, bi-xenon headlights with chrome surrounds, a chrome grille plus an enlarged lower air intake. At the rear there is also a carbon-fibre diffuser and dual exhausts, plus tinted taillights and red, white and black side decals.
Inside, the dashboard, door trims and exclusive Nubuck leather sports seats have a black, red and white colour theme. In-car entertainment is supplied via an infotainment system with an eight-inch touch screen and 500W subwoofer.