New Volkswagen Amarok: this would be the base version

Volkswagen has already introduced the new generation of the Amarokhis midsize pickup, but he didn’t show photos of the entry-level version. The Australian site CarsGuide decided to risk it with a projection that imagines what its final design would look like.

Based on this drawing (it is not official, since Volkswagen had absolutely nothing to do with its design), the new base Volkswagen Amarok It will have sheet metal wheels, black plastic protections throughout the lower body area and will lose the roof bars and chrome details on the grille that the full variants show.

This would be the new generation Volkswagen Amarok base. Projection: CarsGuide.

How is the new VW Amarok

The amarok 2023 shows novelties in terms of design, platform, motorization and equipment. As expected, it is not a “twin” version of the Ranger, a pickup on which it is based as a result of a historic agreement between Volkswagen and Ford.

To the global market it will be launched in five versions: Amarok, Life, Style, PanAmericana and Adventure. These last two have a good off-road style. The first three can be obtained with a single or double cabin.

At 5.35 meters long, the new Amarok it is almost 10 centimeters longer than its predecessor. A wheelbase of 3.27 meters represents an increase of 17.3 cm. That provides more space, especially in the second row of seats in the double cab. And it also shortens the body overhangs. The result: sharper proportions and better off-road capability thanks to better approach angles, Volkswagen says.

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New Amarok 2023. Photo: VW.
New Amarok 2023. Photo: VW.

The off-road capabilities of the Amarok, which will have four wheel drive As standard equipment in many markets, they are also enhanced by superior wading depth for driving through water. Before it was 50 centimeters, now it is 800 cm.

The cargo box reached a capacity of 1.16 tons. There are numerous accessories to carry different types of objects and even a hard top to transform it into “an SUV with the cargo capacity of a truck,” according to the manufacturer.

The interior promises more functionality and high quality than the previous model. Comes with an 8-inch or 12-inch digital instrumentaldepending on the version, and with a 10 or 12-inch central touch screenalso according to the chosen variant. Beware: on the console there are several physical buttons that are combined with digital functions.

The engines of the new Amarok

Hay five engines available depending on the country: 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 150 hp, 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 170 hp, 204 hp 2.0-litre bi-turbodiesel, 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel with 250 hp and 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol with 302 hp.

All Amarok versions will be released as standard with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, there will be a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a 5 or 6-speed manual gearbox for various engines.

New Amarok 2023. Photo: VW.
New Amarok 2023. Photo: VW.

In many markets, the Amarok is supplied with all wheel drive (4MOTION) as standard. Depending on the region and the engine, there will be two different 4MOTION systems: one with all-wheel drive selectable according to the given situation and one with permanent all-wheel drive.

The new generation will have more than twenty driving assistance systems, among which the adaptive cruise control and the traffic sign reader will stand out.

The new generation of the Volkswagen Amarok will not be manufactured in Argentina. At the Pacheco plant in Buenos Aires, the first generation will continue to be produced for the local and regional market; that is, the one that debuted in 2010

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