Filed under: Truck, Europe, Volkswagen, Police/Emergency

Get stranded in the waters off a beach in Portugal, and this is what you'll hope to see pulling up on the shore: the Volkswagen Amarok.

In one of its first applications as an emergency vehicle, the Portugese National Institute for Search and Rescue has ordered a fleet of 14 of VW's new pickups for its lifeguards to rescue wayward surfers and swimmers.

The vehicles have been outfitted with emergency lights, surfboard racks and special livery derived from the design of the first Volkswagen SAR concept that previewed the Amarok at the commercial vehicle show in Hanover back in 2008.

You can check out the press release after the jump and the pair of high-resolution images in the gallery for a closer look, just don't expect any slow-motion running shots of Pamela Anderson or David Hasselhoff in their swimsuits.Continue reading Volkswagen Amarok goes all Baywatch with Portugese lifeguards
Volkswagen Amarok goes all Baywatch with Portugese lifeguards originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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