The next-gen 2021 VW Amarok will host a ton of improvements. The tremendous German pickup truck will be redesigned and it will share its platform with the next-generation of Ford Ranger.
Pick-up trucks have become increasingly popular nowadays, and the new Amarok will try to compete with the most popular in the same segment. So, we can even expect some fresh engines and more power to stay competitive on the market. Visual upgrades will happen, and this model will look more attractive than before. According to numerous reports, the new Amarok will borrow some EcoBoost engines from Blue Oval`s line.
2021 VW Amarok Sits on a New Ford Ranger`s Platform
The Amarok model is a popular pickup truck thanks to its reasonable driving dynamics and impressive design. As we already mentioned, the new 2021 VW Amarok will sit on the same platform that also underpinnings the Ford Ranger model.
So, what we can expect from this new platform? We can assume that 2021 VW Amarok will provide a stronger look and better fuel-efficient thanks to this lighter platform. Also, Amarok will give much more features and systems than before.
We must add that Isuzu D-Max and popular Mazda’s BT-50 pickup also shares the underpinnings with the Ford Ranger. Volkswagen pickup truck will definitively get a new grille and even more substantial and optional wheels. Also, we can expect a lockable tailgate to be part of standard equipment.
Cabin Will Provide More Quality Materials
The next-generation 2021 VW Amarok will introduce more quality materials inside than before. On the road, pick-ups can’t match conventional SUVs for driving pleasure or ride comfort; however, Amarok will use many cues from Atlas SUV inside.
This two rows pickup truck is spacious and it provides a comfortable cabin that has rooms for five occupants. The standard model will be offered with cloth upholstery and the same 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen that is available on the Atlas base model. On top of that, we can also expect full support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
There are plenty of rumors about what kind of engine will be used under the newest 2021 VW Amarok. From some of them, this model will borrow Ford’s engine. The first one that is rumored is a popular Blue Oval`s 2.7-liter EcoBoost powertrain.
The next one will definitively power this pickup. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel found in various TDI-badged Volkswagen and Audi models in the U.S will be part of this pickup. This engine will deliver three outputs. There will be models that offer 161 horsepower, 201 ponies, and a 268-hp range-topper. The lowest-powered version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the most powerful is automatic-only. However, we are still waiting for more information.
2021 VW Amarok Price and Release Date
The 2021 VW Amarok will undoubtedly cost more than the previous model. The new-gen model will be redesigned and manufacturer will use more techs inside. For that reason, the price of the new model, according to the latest report, will reach $32,000 for the base model.
However, the upper trims can easily pass the $50,000 mark. New Volkswagen’s pickup truck will hit the market sometime in 2020.