2023 Volkswagen Amarok – Ford and Volkswagen have a partnership that means there isn’t much to guess about the next-generation Amarok. This is especially true after Ford introduced the Ranger. This is it. Even subtle design changes will not change Ford’s Ranger. Volkswagen has released new information that adds to the knowledge we already have.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok Review
While the teaser image is still worth a thousand words it doesn’t offer much beyond what we had seen in the teaser. The interior of Amarok will look more luxurious, hinting at a premium repositioning. The dashboard is covered in fine leather and has nice yellow contrast seams. The graphics look almost identical to those of the Ford Ranger. The new Amarok will feature connectivity and assistance systems that are “unique” in this market. The Amarok will be equipped with “highly efficient TDI diesel engine” that can power four cylinders at launch, and a V6 TDI later. The market will determine which engine options are available for the Amarok, which includes gasoline engines.
This sounds very promising considering that diesel engines aren’t popular in certain parts of the globe. The fact that the future Volkswagen Amarok is built exclusively in South Africa at Silverton is less promising. Although this doesn’t completely rule out a North American launch later, it is safe to assume that the Ford Ranger will likely remain the only option for quite some time.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok Released
Volkswagen registered the name Amarok in the U.S. for the Amarok pickup truck in 2018, so it is likely that the Germans had at least planned to transport the pickup truck across the Atlantic. However, this was before Ford signed the Ford deal. Volkswagen stated that the second-generation Amarok would be unveiled this summer while the first markets would receive the cars at the end of 2011.