Volkswagen reveal more details on new Amarok

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It’s time to reveal more details on the creation of the new Amarok Pick-up from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV).

Co-developed with Ford alongside the new Ranger, new Amarok will have its premiere this summer, and then be available to order in the first few markets at the end of the year.

Sporting a completely new design, on the outside, for example, it will be ten centimetres longer and over four centimetres wider than the current version.

“The new Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles impresses through its tough, honest design”, explains Albert-Johann Kirzinger, Head of Design at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “You can see that in the interior of the pick-up too. The uncluttered, masculine architecture, the elements designed in a machine-like fashion, the clear, taut surfaces and a particularly high-quality cockpit raise the Volkswagen DNA to a new level and emphasise the Amarok’s right to claim premium vehicle status.”

In the future the Amarok will have even more comprehensive technical features that are of use not just as tools for work. In its latest generation the vehicle will now have considerably more driver assist systems and the wherewithal to impress customers when it comes to connectivity.

“In terms of drive system we are continuing to use highly efficient TDI diesel engines for the new Amarok”, says Lars Menge, Head of Product Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “And there will be a powerful V6 TDI available in the future too, plus further power units specific in each case to the market. In other words, depending on the market the Amarok will be moving forward efficiently and powerfully as a diesel or petrol vehicle”.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok, twice winner of the prestigious International Pick-up Award, has been in series production since 2010. Since then, over 815,000 vehicles have been sold. Developed by teams in Australia and Europe, the latest version of the 1-tonne Pick-up truck will be produced in future in the South African city of Silverton.