Volkswagen has a brand new bakkie on the best way which can change their ageing however steadfast mannequin which was first launched in 2010 and has offered over 830,000 models globally. Listed below are some details on the 2023 VW Amarok which can most notably be based mostly on Ford’s up to date T6 platform.
Beginning with the outside, we now have solely seen a lengthy teaser campaign and the newest pictures of a closely camouflaged bakkie proven right here. Albert Kirzinger, Head of Design at Volkswagen Business Autos has said: “For the brand new era we now have considerably modified the Amarok’s archetypal design. It’s now unambiguously extra expressive and as soon as once more appreciably extra spectacular.”
Apart from the design description, what we do know is that the newcomer will likely be stretched in all fronts save for its width which means that the inside will likely be extra commodious than earlier than. The 2023 VW Amarok now boasts a 5,350 mm size with a double cab wheelbase of three,270 mm. The usual model we’re seeing right here will likely be 1,880 mm tall and measure barely narrower than earlier than with a 1,910 mm width. The second era German bakkie is alleged to have shorter entrance and rear overhangs which ought to make it extra competent at tackling steep method and departure angles when adventuring on technical terrain.
For these seeking to put the bakkie to work, its payload has been elevated to 1,200 kg, which is there or thereabouts when in comparison with its rivals, whereas it will possibly tow as much as 3,500 kg. The 2023 VW Amarok will as soon as once more be supplied in single cab spec as nicely with the vary being supplied in a number of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive setups.
Connecting the drivetrain to the bottom will likely be a spectrum of rims, various in measurement from 17-inches to 21-inches, depending on the 5 trim ranges on supply and for the primary time embody all-terrain tyres as customary. The 2023 VW Amarok will likely be out there in Base, Life, Type, Panamericana and Aventura. The latter two talked about right here being the premium derivatives. Because it shares a platform with Ford’s very personal bakkie, it solely is smart that they share a manufacturing line and thus the 2023 VW Amarok will likely be constructed regionally at Ford’s Silverton plant alongside the new Ranger.
One petrol and as much as 4 completely different diesels ranging between 4 and six-cylinders will energy the newcomer though it’s unconfirmed however doubtless that a few of these will likely be offered by the Blue Oval.
It could be troublesome to see with the copious camo however the brand new mannequin will make use of IQ. Mild LED matrix headlights. Amarok styling parts will likely be embossed on the grilles of the highest spec fashions whereas the rear finish have the identical embossing remedy throughout the width of the tailgate.
Info on the inside is equally as ambiguous with essential data alluding to a digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment show though no sizing has been offered.
The mannequin will likely be formally revealed on the finish of 2022 and South Africans can anticipate to see it on Volkswagen showroom flooring within the first quarter of 2023.