The Volkswagen Amarok Manufactured in Argentina and sold in Brazil will undergo a modernization process and will be safer and better equipped. But this does not mean that the new generation of the pickup will be sold here.
According to Volkswagen CEO for South America, Pablo DC, the model launched in 2010 will be updated to continue selling throughout Latin America for a few more years. This was announced Wednesday, 4th, at an event at the Pacheco, Argentina plant, where the medium pickup truck is produced.
The statement from the executive branch, which held the presidency of VW do Brasil until the end of the year, indicates that the region will remain with the current generation of the pickup truck, at the expense of a completely new project, which is already under development. Caught in exams last weekIt is produced in partnership with Ford at a plant in South Africa.
This means that the second generation Amarok will be the sister of the new Ranger. The difference is that the Ford project Made in Argentina and sold in BrazilIt is scheduled to hit stores in 2023.
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The Amarok’s Latin design will be a profound renewal of the first generation. This effort will be achieved by investing $250 million (about R$1.2 billion) in the Pacheco plant.
While it’s not an entirely new project, the improvements in Amarok are welcome, particularly in terms of security. At the moment, the pickup truck is one of the few in the segment that owes such elements as emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping system. On the other hand, there are competitors that already have an adaptive autopilot and a 360-degree camera.
The investment in Argentina will also include another model sold in Brazil. This is because a new stamping line dedicated to Taos will be installed, which aims to expand the national SUV parts index.
But most of the amount that will be paid up to 2026 is for the production of Ducati motorcycles. During the event, a scrambler in the colors of the Argentine flag was displayed.
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