The new generation Ford Ranger was officially launched at the end of last year. After half a year, Volkswagen Amarok 2023 – a pickup truck jointly developed with the new Ford Ranger in Australia – is also about to launch.
As planned, Volkswagen Amarok 2023 will be officially unveiled on July 7. Before that time, Volkswagen had released some new images to reveal the design of the German pickup.
Through these images, it can be seen that the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 has a different front-end design compared to the new generation Ford Ranger. Carrying a bold design style, Amarok 2023 is equipped with a rectangular grille similar to Volkswagen models currently on the market. This grille integrates the Volkswagen logo in the middle and connects to the Matrix LED headlights on both sides. Surrounding the headlights is an angular “C”-shaped daytime positioning LED strip.
And yet, Volkswagen Amarok 2023 also has a prominent ribbed line right on the front fender and a set of 6-spoke dual-spoke alloy wheels painted in 2 strong colors. The wheel rims of the car will have a diameter ranging from 17 to 21 inches, depending on the version.
Meanwhile, at the rear, this German pickup is equipped with a “C”-shaped vertical taillight cluster and a large “Amarok” stamped rear trunk door.
According to previous information, Volkswagen Amarok 2023 will be divided into 4 versions, including standard, Life and Style, Panamericana and Aventura. In particular, the Panamericana will be a version focused on off-road ability, in contrast to the Aventura. It seems that the blue car in the image released by Volkswagen belongs to the Panamericana version. The other silver one belongs to the Aventura version and has a more luxurious design.
Inside the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 appears a 12-inch vertical infotainment screen similar to the new Ford Ranger. This screen is also located between the two central air-conditioning vents like the Ford Ranger and serves the SYNC 4 infotainment system. However, the air-conditioning vents of the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 have a different design than the Ford Ranger. Right below the central screen of the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 there is an explosion button and another series of mechanical buttons.
Volkswagen Amarok 2023 uses a vertical 12-inch touch screen like the new Ford Ranger
Besides, there is a steering wheel integrated with function keys. Compared to the equipment of the Ford Ranger, the steering wheel of the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 has a softer design.
Similar to the new generation Ford Ranger, the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 also has the option of a V6 engine, accompanied by a 4Motion 4-wheel drive system. In low-end versions, the car is expected to use a 4-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive system.
According to rumors, the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 will be significantly larger in size than the old generation. Specifically, the car has a length of 5,350 mm (an increase of 96 mm) while the wheelbase reaches 3,220 mm (an increase of 125 mm).
It is expected that the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 will be assembled at the factory in South Africa along with the Ford Ranger. Meanwhile, the old Volkswagen Amarok will continue to be assembled at the factory in Pacheco, Argentina. It is not clear whether Volkswagen intends to produce the Amarok R in the same style as the Ford Ranger Raptor.