For the second time, Volkswagen has teased its new generation Amarok bakkie with its official premiere that’s slated to happen later this year.
Even though the sketch images do not reveal much, the new VW Amarok seems to have grown bigger and wider thanks to what looks like a wider body, fenders and flares. In terms of dimensions, VW says it is 10 cm longer and over four centimetres wider than the model it replaces.
With the increased dimensions, interior space will surely be more accommodating as well.
The exterior looks to have adopted new headlights with distinctive LED daytime running lights and a redesigned VW logo and grille with chrome accents.
Inside, the new Amarok seems to have gone through a proper surgery thanks to what looks to be a massive tablet-like infotainment touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and a new gear-selector.
According to Albert-Johann Kirzinger, Head of Design at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the interior is “uncluttered, clear and it is of high quality”.
When it finally launches, the new Amarok will feature even more comprehensive technical features, more driver-assist systems and will impress when it comes to connectivity.
In terms of powertrains, VW says it will continue to make use of TDI diesel engines with a more powerful V6 TDI forming part of the engine line up. Depending on the market, the new VW Amarok will be available with diesel or petrol variants.
The new Volkswagen Amarok shares its underpinnings with the recently-revealed Ford Ranger and it will be built at Ford’s Silverton Plant in Pretoria alongside the Ranger.