When you think of pickup trucks, you think American, or Japanese. However, the Germans make a pretty decent one as well.

It is of course the Volkswagen Amarok, and now there's a new one which is a bit more stylish and a bit less steel girder.

The order books are now open for the Amarok Aventure, which adds a host of new features including 20-inch Talca alloy wheels, a body coloured sports bar with Aventura badging, and chrome-plated side bars with step and LED spot lighting. As with other models in the Amarok range, the Aventura also has under-body cladding, power folding mirrors, and a protective coating for the load compartment as standard. A Lights and Vision package (automatic headlights with separate daytime running lights, Coming Home feature and windscreen wiper intermittent control with rain sensor) along with front fog lights with cornering function is also fitted as standard.

Inside there is ErgoComfort seats with 14-way adjustment. The soft Nappa leather-trimmed seats are fitted as standard, along with a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel equipped with shifter paddles. Volkswagen’s Discover Media Navigation system and special Aventura floor mats are other interior highlights

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura

A range of colours are available, with reduced prices available for matte finishes. Ravenna Blue or Indium Grey are the matte colours available, costing £2,335, which is a saving of 24 percent on the regular cost for those finishes. Mountain top roll covers are also available in black or silver, costing £1387.50.

The engine is the Amarok range’s most powerful 3.0-litre TDI V6 with 254 bhp in normal driving and 268 bhp when using the overboost function, and 427 lb-ft of torque between 1,400 and 3,000 rpm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.

The special edition Volkswagen Amarok Aventura is available to order now, priced at £39,960 (OTR exc VAT).

Gallery: Volkswagen Amarok Aventura