VW has positioned the Amarok as a premium pickup, and has added security and comfort options. Among them are greater than 30 superior driver help system capabilities, 20 of that are new to the Amarok, together with park help and velocity help.
Also new is the infotainment system, with an choice of a 10- or 12-inch central contact display, and a digital instrument panel 8-inch or 12-inch.
Other choices embrace a premium Harman Kardon sound system, 21-inch alloy wheels, equipment together with lockable toolboxes and bike brackets, and an electrical cowl for the mattress.
The pickup is accessible in 5 trim ranges, together with an entry-level providing, adopted by the mid-tier Life and Style fashions, a PanAmericana version aimed on the off-road crowd, and the urban-oriented Aventura mannequin with premium exterior and inside detailing.
Carsten Intra, the CEO of VW Commercial Vehicles, mentioned the Amarok might be electrified sooner or later.
“What we have to do now is look into the markets to find when it’s the right timing to bring it to the market,” he mentioned. “It’s an interesting field of action for the future.”
VW Commercial Vehicles has already offered greater than 830,000 first-generation Amaroks in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, North Asia and South and Central America.
So-called 1-ton pickups are particularly standard in Latin America and components of Africa, however the marketplace for them in Europe stays small. Recent entrants equivalent to Renault, Fiat and Mercedes-Benz have deserted their efforts after a single mannequin, and Nissan has stopped promoting the Navara, which was in-built Spain.
The Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux stay the market leaders, with the Mitsubishi L200 and Isuza D-Max additionally standard in chosen international locations.