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2012 Volkswagen Amarok Fender Flares

2012 volkswagen amarok

Surprisingly, Volkswagen is entering the mid-sized pickup arena to compete with Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. With Ford discontinuing the Ranger, and other options dwindling, the U.S. mid-sized truck market is up for grabs, and the Volkswagen Amarok could easily fill that position. Formerly known as the Volkswagen Robust Pick-Up, the Amarok is a dual cab, TDI powered, 6-speed (or 8 speed auto) light truck that’s a perfect combination of size and capability. Averaging 34.8 MPG (14.7 KPL), the Amarok is perfect for the American market.

So why doesn’t VW bring it to the United States? Simply put, a U.S. tariff called the “Chicken Tax” is keeping the Amarok out. This tax adds 25% to the price tag, which apparently is too steep for VW to stomach. However, there is a good chance that the Amarok will be sold in Canada, but that’s about as close as it’ll get for American auto enthusiasts.


Born of German engineering, the Amarok had its trial by fire as a key support vehicle during the 2010 Dakar Rally. Over 45 Amarok’s were outfitted as official work trucks and VIP shuttles; four were specifically designed with robust off-road packages for those hard to reach places. This gave the world its first taste of how capable the Amarok really is.

Bushwacker noticed this and quickly moved to produce a Pocket Style Fender Flare, Bed Rail and Tail Gate Cap for the Amarok. Fortunately, we found an imported model in Ann Arbor, MI, which we borrowed and transported to Portland, OR. Over the course of several weeks the Bushwacker engineers scanned, designed, and fitted a new Pocket Style Flare. The result was a fender flare that provides 1-3/4″ (4.445 cm) tire coverage without the need for cutting or drilling.

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Volkswagen Amarok Stats:

Vehicle layout: Front engine, 4WD, 4-pass, 2-door pickup
Engine: 2.0L/161-hp/295-lb-ft twin-turbodiesel I-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Length x width x height: 206.9 x 76.5 x 72.2 in / 5.2 x 1.9 x 1.8 m
Truck bed length x width: 61.2 x 63.8 in / 1.5 x 1.6 m
Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal / 80 litre
Braked towing capacity: 6173 lb / 2.8 metric tons
Fuel economy: 34.8 mpg / 14.7 kpl

2012 Volkswagen Amarok Pocket Style Fender Flares:

Model Years: 2010 – 2014 Make: Volkswagen Models: Trendline and Highline Cab: Double Cab
VW Amarok Pocket Style Flares Set: #171901-02 | Tire Coverage: 1.75” / 4.445 cm | Weight 10kg
VW Amarok Pocket Style Front Flare Pair: #171001-02 | Tire Coverage: 1.75” / 4.445 cm
VW Amarok Pocket Style Rear Flare Pair: #171002-02 | Tire Coverage: 1.75” /4.445 cm
VW Amarok Smooth Bed Rail Caps: #178501
VW Amarok Smooth Tail Gate Cap: #178502

Contact your local Bushwacker dealer for information on how to order a set of Amarok Pocket Style Fender Flares, Bedrail and Tail Gate Caps today!

Europe -
G S A A JEEP VILLAGE, Chevilly-Laure France, 011-33-141-7323-23
ASP EBERLE, Moeglingen Germany, 497141491210
Off Road Products, Bayern Germany, 08225-309045
ISLENSK-BANDARISKA EHF, Mosfellsbær Iceland, 0013548979227
MONDO 4X4, Segrate Italy, 0113927496093
PERFORMANCE 4X4 SPARE PARTS, Vignate Italy, 393494306755
RTZ OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT, Italy, 01139033167755
CI DISTRIBUTION, Fredrikstad Norway
RACING TECH, Madrid Spain, 011-34-666-121343 41
JEEP CAIXEIROS, Caixeiros Portugal, 011-351-9614
VOGELS OFF ROADS, Lyssach Switzerland, 01141344479091
GNES YURI, Kiev Ukraine, 0674-431153
RENNSPORT IMPORTS, Moscow Russia, (495)649-8834
TAR OTOMOTIV, Istanbul Turkey
TRUCKER AB, Nykvarn Sweden, 011-46-08-552-48599

South America/Mexico -
COMERCIAL TIER, Santiago Chile, (56-2) 665 92 18 – 665 7538
DEALER AUTOSHOPPING CIA LTDA, Cuenca Ecuador, 011-593-7-2820787
IDDEA, Guadalajara Mexico, 52339120204
EXX-TERIORICA, Tijuana Mexico, 011-52-66-86-47-92
AUTO CROMO SA, Panama City Panama, 011 (507) 229-0666
CORPORACION LA IDEAL WORLD, Industrial San Marcos Venezuela, (305)663-5303

Australia -
AMERICAN CUSTOM AU, Woodbridge, 07-3808-7771
ARB DOMINICANA 4X4, Kilsyth,  03-9761-6622
CRUISIN ON, The Vines, 011-618-9297-3489
OFFROAD PERFORMANCE WAREHOUSE, Kenthurst, 011-61-2-9654-115
POLY 4X4, Huntingdale, 011-61-3-9562-777

South Africa –
AFTERMARKET SALES, Johannesburg, 27-11-795-368
TJM PRODUCTS SA, Pumulani, 01-28-0899-512
US OFF-ROAD, Johannesburg, 27-82-7792-675