VW reveals new Amarok pick-up (gallery)


Volkswagen Business Autos has pulled the covers off its new second-generation Amarok pick-up.

The brand new mannequin was developed alongside the Ford Ranger, as part of a wider commercial vehicle collaboration agreement between Ford and VW.

With an extended wheelbase than its predecessor, the brand new Amarok gives extra passenger house than earlier than and, by pushing the wheels additional aside and shrinking overhang, off-road functionality can also be improved.

4-door Double Cab and two-door Single Cab variants shall be provided, when the car goes on sale on the finish of the yr.

As earlier than, patrons can specify a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine alongside a four-cylinder TDI unit. A 2.3-litre petrol engine may also be accessible.

Ford’s 10-speed computerized gearbox shall be paired with the stronger powertrains, whereas a six-speed computerized and a handbook choice may also be provided on base fashions.

Inside, the Amarok take a step upmarket and makes use of premium supplies to separate itself from the Ford Ranger. The dashboard is dominated by a big touchscreen, powered by Ford know-how however tailored with VW-specific graphics. Base fashions will use a 10-inch display screen, whereas a 12-inch variations shall be fitted to greater grade variations.

The cargo field of the Single Cab Amarok is 2,305 mm lengthy and 1,224 mm broad; it supplies house for 2 Euro pallets loaded in sideways one behind the opposite.

Double Cab fashions have a load house measuring 1,544 mm lengthy and 1,224 mm broad. The utmost width between the wheel arches is 1,206 mm, measing a Euro pallet (1,200 x 800 mm) can suits on the cargo mattress sideways. The house peak is 529 mm in all variations.

Relying on specification, the Amarok has a most payload of as much as 1.16 tonnes.

The brand new Amarok will come onto the market in 5 specification variants. The entry-level model is the ‘Amarok’. It’s adopted by the ‘Life’ and ‘Type’. Launching as equal high variations would be the PanAmericana, with accentuated off-road character, and the on-road targeted Aventura.

Greater than 30 driver help methods, of which greater than 20 are new, shall be accessible. These embrace interactive IQ Gentle LED matrix headlights, ACC Adaptive Cruise Management, Visitors Jam Help and the Entrance Help space monitoring system.

Pricing and additional UK particular specs shall be confirmed closed to the Amarok’s launch on the finish of the yr.

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