The new Volkswagen Amarok pickup: the debut of the “heavyweight”

The new generation of Volkswagen Amarok is presented – this is a mid-range pickup from the “Germans”, which this time was developed jointly with the American company Ford and will be produced at a plant in South Africa. Here’s “globalization” in the automotive world on the example of a single model. Which, by the way, with the change of generation significantly increased in size: from now on, the length of the car is 5.35 m, the wheelbase reaches 3.27 m.

What else has changed? Of course, the design has changed significantly: a new interior and LED headlights (in the maximum versions, even matrix ones), “cut” wheel arches, and giant wheel discs – up to 21 inches. The car will be offered with a single or double cab, and the size of the body also depends on this. Below we show photos where the new Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck is presented in a double-cab version.

The car will receive a wide range of engines: four types of diesel and gasoline in addition. The base is a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel with a capacity of 150 hp, the next is its analog, but already with 170 “horses”. Also, a 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, but with two turbines, offers 204-209 hp. depending on the sales market. And the leader of the diesel line is a 3-liter V6 with 241-250 “horses”. Plus, the range includes a gasoline 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine producing 302 hp.

The drive is on the rear wheels (for the simplest versions) or full 4MOTION, which can have a reduction gear. Gearboxes are also available in variations: 5- or 6-speed mechanic, 6-speed automatic, and even 10-speed automatic transmission for the maximum versions of the car. The modernity of the new Volkswagen Amarok is also emphasized by the interior: a digital instrument panel based on an 8- or 10-inch display, a vertical touch screen with a diagonal of 10 or 12 inches. Plus 20 driver assistance systems and a premium audio system.

The manufacturer promises that the new car will go on sale at the end of this year. We hope that the new Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck will soon come to Ukraine as well, and it will be quiet and peaceful here at that time.

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