The German manufacturer needed a whole eternity to develop the current generation of this mid-size pickup truck but it looks like that won’t be the case with the next generation. According to the latest reports, the new version of this pickup truck will come in about two years, most likely in 2021. The interesting thing about the 2021 VW Amarok is that the German manufacturer is starting cooperation with Ford.
This can mean only one thing, a lot of things in common with the next-generation Ranger. The American truck is about to hit the market in the next year. Details are still unavailable, so we will rely on rumors at the moment.
2021 VW Amarok Redesign
The next generation of this pickup truck is about to come with numerous novelties. As we’ve just mentioned, the new model is about to have a lot of things in common with the next-generation Ford Ranger. This particularly refers to mechanics. So, the new VW Amarok 2021 will ride on an updated version of the T6 platform. The same one that underprints the current-generation Ranger. Still, this update will bring various changes, particularly in terms of the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and HSS.
Exterior and Interior Design
While the platform and mechanics are about to be shared with the Ranger, we are pretty sure that the 2021 VW Amarok will come with its own sheet metal. We presume the new truck will be adapted to the band’s newest design language. This would probably mean a lot of similarities with models like the new Atlas, which is also about to come in the form of a pickup truck. In terms of dimensions, we could see big changes.
The current generation measures 121 inches in wheelbase. The current Ranger is notably bigger and features around 127 inches between the axles. Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that the new 2021 VW Amarok will be notably bigger.
When it comes to interior design, we can’t say too much at the moment. Still, we may presume that the new model will feature much more space, due to the notable size increase. Of course, we also count on a new layout, as well as on loads of new technologies.
2021 VW Amarok Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, things are a little bit tricky at the moment, considering that it is still unclear whether the 2021 VW Amarok is about to use Ford’s engines, particularly a 2.3-liter EcoBoost with around 270 horsepower. Still, keep in mind that Amarok’s main markets are Europe and Australia, where it’s all about diesel units.
Of course, one of the possibilities is to see Ford’s new 3.0-liter turbodiesel with around 250 horsepower. Still, we believe that VW will rather stick to its TDI V6 engine. It is good for about 255 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque.
Another thing we should mention is that the German manufacturer doesn’t plan any kind of electrification, despite many rumors suggest quite the opposite.
2021 VW Amarok Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the new model will hit the market in 2021, according to the latest reports. When it comes to the price, we presume that the 2021 VW Amarok won’t feature bigger changes compared to the current model, which goes around 30.000 Euro in the base version.