The upcoming 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been rendered, and it looks handsome. As we can see, VW flagship truck looks substantially different from the outgoing model. Based on the latest news, the new model could use some of the body panels with its Ford twin Ranger. If you didn’t know, Volkswagen and Ford signed a partnership in 2020, so both giants will share many components.
Considering that the new truck will use the same platform with the recently shown Ford Rangers, there is a huge possibility that it will use the same engine as well. The current Ranger comes with Ford’s 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque. To keep up with other models in the class, the Volkswagen Amarok will surely offer more comfortable interior that will be boosted with some of the latest techs.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok Redesign
The new renderings of the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok reveals a completely new look, which is substantially different from the outgoing model. On the outside, this truck features daytime-running lights that are stretching across the grille. In general, the front fascia looks identical to the recently revealed Ford Ranger.
Unlike the previous model, the design of the new Volkswagen Amarok is more unique, featuring attractive alloy wheels. We also noticed an embossed tailgate with ‘AMAROK’ letterings and redesigned taillights that look different from its sibling.
More Modern Interior
Inside, the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok will feature a completely new cabin. As far as we can tell, the manufacturer will keep the same seating layout, but it will add more quality materials through trim levels. We’re expecting this truck to come standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, satellite radio, and a portrait-oriented infotainment touchscreen.
Nevertheless, on the upper trims you should expect leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, leather-trimmed/heated/power-adjustable front seats, ambient cabin lighting, and more amenities. Safety should also be better, thanks to a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, trailer tow monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok Powertrain Specs
Right now, there is no official information regarding the engine of the upcoming 2023 Volkswagen Amarok. However, considering it will share many components with the Ford Ranger, it might also deploy the same engine as well. The current Ranger is using Ford’s 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower with 310 lb.-ft of torque.
The engine is currently use a 10-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels in standard form or all four with the optional 4-wheel drive system. On top of that, the engine is fuel-efficient thanks to engine stop/restart function that can be turned off if the driver wishes.
How Much It Will Cost?
Based on some rumors, the forthcoming 2023 Volkswagen Amarok will cost significantly more than the outgoing truck. From news, it will start at $30,000, which is around $5000 more than the cost of the Ford Ranger model.
On the other hand, we’re expecting the fully loaded truck to easily pass $45,000. The new Volkswagen Amarok will debut at some of the upcoming events. So, expect its sales to start soon after.