A January 2013 ‘62’ plate 180ps VW Amarok made its manufacturer auction debut last week at Manheim’s Bruntingthorpe auction centre in Leicestershire.
The closed sale, held on behalf of VW Commercial Vehicles, also featured a selection of vans from VW Financial Services and generated a total sale value of more than £1.3m, with just under 100 vehicles going under the hammer.
The star of the show, an Amarok Highline 4 Motion Permanent TDI Blue Motion 180ps DSG finished in Reflex Silver and fitted with satellite navigation and tow bar, had a recorded mileage of 6,000 miles and sold for 96% of its original list price and 120% of CAP Clean.
Roger Hawes, used vehicles and rental manager at VW Commercial Vehicles, said: “We enjoyed another strong auction performance at our recent closed van event at Manheim Bruntingthorpe.
"We were re-assured by the sale result and record buyer attendance. In total 43 franchise dealers were represented either physically in the hall or online via Simulcast.”
James Davis, Manheim’s head of commercial vehicles added: “While the closed auction debut of the 180ps Amarok was the major highlight of the day, there was also a fantastic selection of VW van product on offer, all of which attracted highly competitive bidding.
"We’re seeing some very positive results in the LCV and HGV markets at present, demonstrating that good quality stock from prime sources will always be in demand.”