Volkswagen Amarok: back in style

He has an American brother At the end of 2020, Volkswagen announced the discontinuation of European production of its pickup truck (over here first contact). Two years after this announcement, the German company presents the second generation of Volkswagen Amarok, which will be available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East. A model resulting from the collaboration with Ford in the field of commercial vehicles, which was announced in 2020. In fact, the new Amarok should be built on the same platform as the Ford Ranger.

singular or dual Compared to the previous generation, the new Volkswagen Amarok It makes a real change of pace in terms of technology and style. It will be available in a single cabin, two doors and a double cabin with four doors. Compared to the previous model, the dimensions are increased; The length is actually 534 cm, with 9.6 cm more, and the wheelbase, which is equal to 327 cm, indicates an increase of 17.3 cm. The increase in size ensures more space inside the cabin, especially in the double-cabin variant.

Muscle style New muscle style Volkswagen Amarok It is distinguished by wide wheel arches with rough-plastic trim. The facade is modern, in which there is a horizontally developed grille, the two headlights and the brand of the house are placed. There is no shortage of the usual roof rails. At the back, the full-length Amarok lettering and C-shaped headlights stand out. It is offered in four different configurations that differ in terms of equipment: Amarok, Life, Style, PanAmericana and Aventura. Starting with the model, the richer versions have IQ.Light (Matrix LED) headlights.

He is born for work – The Volkswagen Amarok Its strength lies in its off-road capabilities and versatility as a working vehicle. Compared with the previous generation, they have improved wading depth, which ranges from 500 to 800 mm, as well as the front and rear angles of attack, respectively 29 and 21 ° (the angle of inclination between the axes is 21 °). Depending on the target market and the engine, two types of 4Motion all-wheel drive will be available; One with all-wheel drive that can be selected according to the situation and the other with permanent all-wheel drive. The towing capacity of 3,500 kg, and the payload capacity of 1000 kg to 1160 kg, has also been increased. The sturdy roof allows you to carry up to 350 kg of deadweight.

Many engines for many markets – The Volkswagen Amarok It will be available with different engines depending on the market: there is a four-cylinder 2.0 TDI with 150 or 168 hp, and also in the two-turbo version with 204 or 209 hp. The 3.0 V6 TDI is positioned at the top of the range with 238 to 247 hp (again depending on market). The range of engines is completed by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from Ford. Besides the engines, there is a 10-speed automatic gearbox (for more powerful versions) and a 4Motion all-wheel drive system. There will also be a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 6- or 5-speed manual transmission (depending on the engine).

simple yet complete – on aboard of the plane Volkswagen Amarok We find a dashboard in a minimalist style but with all the features one would expect from a modern car. The instrument screen varies from 8 to 12 inches depending on the trim level, and there is also a screen that extends vertically and varies from 10 to 12 inches (starting with the trim level of the style). The Amarok is also packed with driver assistance systems, totaling 20, including adaptive cruise control with road sign recognition.

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