Volkswagen has confirmed its new second-generation Amarok will be unveiled during its digital premiere on the Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge YouTube page this Thursday.
Designed in Germany and Australia and set to be built right here in SA, the new Amarok is larger than the model it replaces. Measuring 5,350mm from nose to tail, Volkswagen claims that this newcomer is 96mm longer while the wheelbase has been stretched from 3,095mm up to 3,270mm — a tweak that will see passengers enjoy more interior space. At the same time Volkswagen has shortened the front and rear overhangs, which not only improves the vehicle's off-road capability but also strengthens its visual chops.
Depending on the model chosen, loads of up to 1.2 tonnes can be accommodated while maximum towing capacity now peaks at 3.5 tonnes. Customers can also look forward to a brand new range of wheel options and for the first time ever, the bakkie will, depending on the derivative, also be sold with ex-factory all-terrain tyres. With its intuitive controls, digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment display, the Amarok’s interior has a high-quality functional appearance. The new digital cockpit and a vertically-aligned display unit with a 10 or 12-inch screen, offers a better view and extensive control options.