The Volkswagen Amarok is based on the Ford Ranger and is scheduled for release on July 7, 2023.

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June 5, 2022, 9:50 p.m.

The latest teaser shows the design of the rear door of the Volkswagen Amarok, as well as taillights and a V6 badge.

Volkswagen in a new teaser roller unveiled its new Amarok pickup, which features the car’s rear doors and LED taillights, as well as a V6 icon. The average pickup was previously teased in March this year through a simple sketch. This time the pickup, based on the Ford-Range, was again sober as standard, but only the rear profile.

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The latest teaser from the German car giant shows that the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok will arrive with a V6 TDI engine. However, it is unknown whether this six-cylinder engine will be developed by Volkswagen V6 or carried over from 2023. Ford Ranger. Interestingly, the latest teaser shows the C-shaped LED taillights of the new Amarok pickup, which are similar to what comes with the 2023 Ford Ranger. The new video also shows graphics of LED taillights.

Other design elements of the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok will include additional matrix LED headlights, dubbed the IQ. These headlights have already been used in the new Volkswagen Gender and the 2023 Ford Ranger, and they generate about 900 lumens, almost twice the standard headlights.

If we talk about the basis of the Volkswagen Amarok 2023, the pickup will be based on the architecture of the Ford T6. This pickup is 100mm longer and 40mm wider than the previous model. It will be available in five different configurations – Base, Life, Style, Panamericana and Aventura. It is claimed that the wheel sizes vary in different finishes ranging from 17-inch and 21-inch. Also, its carrying capacity has been increased to 1,200 kg. The load capacity of the car has also been increased to 3,500 kg.

It is claimed that the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok infotainment system runs on the Ford SYNC4 system and will be available in 10.1-inch and 12-inch versions. An eight-inch digital display on the instrument panel will also appear in the cabin.

Date of first publication: June 5, 2022, 9:50 AM IST

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