Volkswagen has quietly released a fresh teaser sketch of the second-generation Amarok, which will be based on the new Ford Ranger.
Released by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as part of a broader press pack detailing the division’s medium-term future, the sketch shows the next-gen Amarok in double-cab form.
In the sketch, the new bakkie is seen wearing aggressively flared (and squared-off) wheel arches, which in turn house large alloys wrapped in all-terrain tyres. The pictured pick-up furthermore features orange detailing up front, chunky side steps, black roof rails, a light bar and a tubular sports bar over the loading bay.
Interestingly, the front-end design of the Amarok in this latest sketch differs slightly from the vehicle depicted in the first teaser released back in March 2020. Indeed, the “X” motif isn’t quite as pronounced in the image you see above, with a little less silver-painted trim.
“It’s not going to be just a fantastic pick-up. It’s going to be a genuine Volkswagen too – with clear DNA in both technology and design,” said Carsten Intra, CEO of VW Commercial Vehicles.
In June 2020, Volkswagen confirmed the next-generation Amarok would be built alongside the next Ranger at Ford’s assembly plant in Silverton, South Africa (and in February 2021, Ford announced a fresh R15,8-billion investment into its South African operations).
As a reminder, signed agreements between the two firms include the production of “a medium pickup truck engineered and built by Ford, for sale by Volkswagen as the Amarok starting in 2022”.