Volkswagen continues to entice pickup enthusiasts with more teasers from the new generation Amarok. It is expected to be developed this year in partnership with Ford, which also gave rise to the new generation of the recently introduced Ranger. The confirmation now is that the V6 will still be available in the Amarok, but for now it will be a Ford.
It’s the F-150’s turbocharged V6 that will actually be loaned to the new generation Ranger. Ford has not yet revealed the mechanical specifications for this engine, including whether it will be reduced in power compared to what is used in the big pickup. The goal, however, is to outperform the 272 hp, 59.1 kgf m engine of the current VW Amarok V6.
There will also be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel and a twin-turbo diesel for the Ranger and Amarok. There is little chance that Volkswagen will use Ford’s EcoBoost 2.3 four-cylinder petrol engine, as it will be sold in markets that prioritize diesel. The transmission on all versions will be a 10-speed automatic like the Mustang.
Another surprise revealed by Volkswagen is that the Amarok 2023 will grow 10 cm in length, reaching 5.35 m. The width will be increased from 1.95m to 1.99m to help expand the interior space and give the mid-size German pickup more bulk.
The new image released by the brand, however, does not show this increase. In addition, snow in the outline covered the taillights, while the truck’s towed trailer hides most of the changes at the rear. Thus, this remains the only mystery about the appearance of Savero’s older sister.
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