The train of teasers continues for the next generation Volkswagen Amarok. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles released a small selection of sketches in January, and now we’re getting a few more showing the van from the side and rear.
It’s still not the final form of the long-teased and long-awaited truck. VW calls these “near-production sketches” offering a clean look from the front to the rear of the Amarok. It’s safe to assume that the exaggerated fender arches won’t be as aggressive as we see here, and the thin, low-profile tires are certainly not well suited for an off-roader with Ford Ranger DNA. Still, the teasers offer a general idea of what to expect.
“We underline the various expressive front designs of our pick-up with a charismatic Amarok signature which is also found with very large letters on the load box at the rear and is displayed very proudly by the Amarok”, said Albert -Johann Kirzinger, Volkswagen Commercial Head of vehicle design. “The styling bar as a visual extension of the double cab in the cargo box again gives the body of the Amarok dynamic, aerodynamic and very strong proportions.”
We already know that the new truck will be a little bigger than the outgoing model. It will also pack a V6 TDI engine and, with Ford’s T6 platform underneath, it could come with turbocharged four-cylinder power for different markets. Along with the new sketches, the latest teaser promises a slew of driver-assist technologies that VW says are new to the mid-size truck segment, though details on those features are left to the imagination. We’re also told that the new Amarok won’t just be bigger in terms of size. It will also offer more ground clearance compared to the previous generation truck.
The 2023 VW Amarok will be offered in global markets, but don’t expect it to reach the United States when it debuts later this year.