The Volkswagen Amarok, a pick-up truck which unfortunately is not available in ASEAN, has been teased yet again, but illustrated instead of wrapped in camouflage or photographed in super low-lighting conditions.
Marketed under Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the illustration now provides a glimpse of how the rear and side design of the new Amarok will look like. A few months ago, Volkswagen officially begun teasing the looks of this new pick-up truck with illustrations.
The German carmaker has partnered with Ford to jointly develop the next-generation Amarok pick-up truck. Volkswagen’s model is only officially due a year later, after the all-new Ranger’s official launch and will be built in South Africa too.
Being a pick-up truck, the rigid three-box silhouette is standard issue, as per the flat, boxy doors and rear deck design. In the earlier illustration, the new Amarok seem to have a high hood line and bold frontal look similar to the Atlas large SUV.
The side profile meanwhile is dominated by massive wheel over fenders, which are a significant design difference compared to the similarly-sized Ford Ranger.
The interior meanwhile has parallels with the Ford, with a large portrait-oriented infotainment display taking centre stage of the dashboard. Like the Ford, an electronic parking brake and an array of switches, presumably for the 4WD drive and terrain modes are located on the lower console.
No mention of powertrain at this stage, but the range-topping unit is said to be a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine with up to 260 hp and 580 Nm of torque. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plans to launch the new Amarok this summer.