Volkswagen releases teaser images of new Amarok

Volkswagen hints at modern, muscular design for next generation Amarok

Reuben Van Niekerk
Volkswagen Amarok
VW Amarok
new Amarok

Ahead of its global reveal during the course of 2022, Volkswagen has released a couple of design sketches and a few details of their new Amarok.


The Volkswagen Amarok has been in production since 2010, first in Hannover, Germany, and then later in Pacheco, Argentina. From next year the latest model will be built in Silverton, Pretoria, as part of a joint venture with Ford South Africa.


The usefulness of a bakkie is unrivalled. Whether the driver is faced with large loads, challenging country tracks or off-road terrain, they are always ready to do the job.


For example, the Amarok has been used for wildlife preservation in South Africa since 2011 with the Wilderness Foundation Africa as part of their important rhinoceros protection initiatives.


An all-new bakkie

The new Amarok will feature a completely new look inside and out and will be fitted with a variety of cutting edge technology.


This technology will include the latest driver assist systems as well as connectivity features, many of which have not been seen in this segment before.


The front end of the new Amarok is set to impress with a striking design that will distinguish the Amarok from its competitors while still retaining features that are familiar, particularly from Volkswagen’s SUV range, through use of the family design DNA.


A sculpted bonnet and side profile give the bakkie a chiselled look while wide arches complete with dark coloured garnishes to create an appearance of width. A large raked windscreen hints at improved aerodynamics while short overhangs will equate to good approach and departure angles, necessary for extreme off-roading.


Inside story

Although details are yet to be released, design sketches of the interior reveal a cabin that combines utilitarian elements with a premium look and feel through the use of soft touch materials. The steering wheel is similar to that found in the latest Volkswagen SUV models as is the digital cockpit display.


The centre console features an extremely large vertical touchscreen panel that will presumably allow for the manipulation of the wide variety of driver assistance and connectivity features. The gear lever area has been redesigned and now sees the addition of a stubby electronic gear selector alongside an electronic handbrake switch. Interior design sketches also feature a two-tone interior, sunroof and roof rails as a hint of what could be included on production models.


Under the bonnet

To date the Amarok has been the only bakkie available in the market with a V6 diesel engine and has enjoyed tremendous popularity thanks to this unique offering. Engine options for the new Amarok are yet to be confirmed, however there is a strong indication that the offering will include appropriate replacements for current engine variations.


Pricing and availability

The date of the world premiere and launch dates of the all-new Amarok are yet to be confirmed.


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