Vw Amarok Pick Up

Viknesh VijayenthiranSeptember 8, 2021Comment Now!

A prototype for Volkswagen"s redesigned Amarok mid-size pickup truck due in 2022 has been spotted zum the zuerst time. It was snapped undergoing testing hinweisen Ford"s hauptsächlich test site in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Some readers möchte recall the VW"s Volkswagen kopieren, gruppe parent in 2019 said it was working on a handful of joint jobs with Ford, including platforms, manufacturing facilities, und self-driving technology.

VW tonnage year evidenced that one des the joint jobs would it is in a redesigned Amarok based on the same T6 body-on-frame communication as die next Ford Ranger due for a reveal approximately the end of ns year. Die spy shots show that ns vehicles möchte be very similar, despite there will be distinctive elements zu differentiate them.


2022 Volkswagen Amarok spy shots – photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien


2022 Volkswagen Amarok spy shots – photograph credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

VW previewed the design of its pickup an a teaser map out shown in March (shown below). The teaser hints punkt a somewhat aggressive look zum the neu pickup. It also suggests VW will stick with ns crew cab entwurf of die current Amarok launched in 2010.

Powertrains should be shared across both pickups. This method turbocharged inline-4 and V-6 options, including diesels in some markets. Intend a 6- or 7-speed manual to be standard and a 10-speed automatic kommen sie be available.

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Ford will build the Amarok zum VW at a plant bei South Africa, with the pickup deshalb far just confirmed for the south American, European und African markets, despite both Ford und VW oase left ns door offen to it maybe being sold in the U.S. That would mean the Amarok would need to be built in the U.S. To avoid ns 25% Chicken taxes on imported trucks, which is a possible outcome considering die next Ranger möchte be built at die same plant bei Michigan where ns current Ranger is built. It would make sense for the Amarok und Ranger to share a production line in the U.S., too, must a neighborhood launch it is in approved.


Teaser weil das next Volkswagen Amarok due an 2022 - picture credit: Motor1

A trademark filing weil das the Amarok nennen with die United claims Patent and Trademark Office discovered bei 2018 suggests that VW is at the very least looking at die possibility. Another, less likely alternative ist VW building a separate pickup at its plant bei Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ns automaker hinted at ns possibility v 2018"s Atlas Tanoak principle which was based on the same unibody communication as ns Atlas SUV already bei production an Chattanooga. The belastung VW pickup sold an the U.S. Was the small Rabbit which bowed out in 1984.

In return zum developing und manufacturing ns Amarok weil das VW, Ford wollen get a new commercial vehicle from VW, an this case a klein van based on die VW Caddy. VW kopieren, gruppe will so license kommen sie Ford the MEB modular electric-vehicle platform. Ford will use the platform zum one or more EVs to be sold an Europe, the zuerst of which zu sein due in 2023. Ford estimates it may need as plenty of as 600,000 units des the MEB end a 5-6 year period.

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Look weil das the besteht aus to come off the neu Ranger in the next sechs months. The new Amarok must debut about six months ~ its Ford twin.