2022 Volkswagen Amarok Will Share Underpinnings With the Ford Ranger

The upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Amarok will be the first pickup truck that is based on the Ford Ranger. According to many reports, the new model will most likely use the same platform as the recently unveiled Ranger. Besides the platform, both models will deploy similar powertrain options.

Volkswagen Group recently revealed that the next-generation pickup truck would arrive in the United States next year, simultaneously as the Ford Ranger. However, at this point, we don’t have much information about the upcoming Amarok, but some things are official.

2022 Volkswagen Amarok

2022 Volkswagen Amarok Styling

The next-gen 2022 VW Amarok pickup truck will deploy the same underpinnings as the Blue Oval’s Ranger. For that reason, we should expect significant visual upgrades. However, like before, the Amarok will remain to be a mid-size pickup truck. The crew cab configuration should be the only form, and Amarok will probably arrive with a familiar boxy appearance.

Some available renderings reveal that the new VW Amarok’s most exciting thing will happen on the front. The mid-size pickup might come with a totally different grille, wearing the same “Dynamic Shield” design available on the Mitsubishi Triton.

Cabin Upgrades

Inside, we should expect a complete revamp. However, like the previous model, the new 2022 Volkswagen Amarok will feature the same layout. This pickup truck is available in a crew cab form, allowing plenty of comfort for all passengers. However, the new model will probably offer more upscale materials, and we can expect even more technology.

The new infotainment is a must, as the more standard equipment. The forthcoming Amarok will probably host a new 8-inch infotainment system, providing colorful graphics. Also, as a part of standard equipment, we can expect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. However, more options should be expected on upper trims, including a vast number of driver aids.

2022 Volkswagen Amarok cabin

2022 Volkswagen Amarok Powertrain Specs

Right now, no one knows what will power the upcoming 2022 VW Amarok. The current generation uses a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that generates 160 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the manufacturer also offers an optional solution that consists of a 3.6-liter V6 with 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. All engines are available with a 10-speed automatic transmissions.

Generally, there are plenty of gossips that besides the Rangers platform, the new Amarok might use some of its engines. The upcoming Ranger will officially come with 2.7-liter V6 gasoline, 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesel engines. Blu oval also has Ranger Raptor in its fleet, and we are hoping that VW will do the same thing with Amarok, offering a high-performance “R” variant.

2022 Volkswagen Amarok rear

Release Date and Price

As mentioned, the new 2022 Volkswagen Amarok is a pickup truck based on the Ford Ranger model. Besides the same underpinnings, we also can expect Amarak to deploy some of Ranger’s powertrains.

According to VW, the new model will be sold globally in the last quarter of 2021. As for the price, we don’t have any clue how much this model might cost. Many believe that it will start at less than $30,000.

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