The 2021 VW Amarok will be available outside Europe. The decision is official, according to Parkers. Still, Australian magazines are reporting what changes we will see on the pickup truck are not big, since the redesigned model is coming after that one. Surprisingly, the 2022 Amarok will be based on the next-gen Ford Ranger. The reason for discontinuation is a need for space for other vehicles, vans in the first place. Nevertheless, the truck is definitely coming back, since sales are jumping.
Amarok is not heading to the United States, though. When Volkswagen decides to enter this market, it will be with an all-new truck. We are waiting on updates about the Atlas Tanoak concept, whose production was already expected. The company is postponing this and focuses on other things instead.
The sales of the 2021 VW Amarok will start later this season. The prices stay the same in markets where the truck is going to be available. Our recommendation is to wait for the all-new truck, whose debut is expected in 2022.
2021 VW Amarok Engines
Under the bonnet of the 2021 VW Amarok will lay a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant. Although diesel units have better sales, that is not the case with the German carmaker. The gasoline displacement is ready to deliver 160 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Still, the towing capacity is not impressive. Truckers are purchasing this version because of the fuel economy.
But, when you need a working machine, 3.6-liter V6 steps in. You can count on 7,000 pounds of towing capacity. A gasoline engine is producing 280 ponies. A two-wheel drive is standard, while the 4Motion all-wheel drive is an option for both petrol engines.
There is a couple of oil-burners also available for the truck. The 2021 VW Amarok will use a 2.0-liter turbodiesel as the entry-level model in most markets. In its base form, the engine can deliver 140 horsepower. Engineers can tune it to 180 hp at higher ends. The Bluemotion is a 3.0 TDI drivetrain with 270 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of twist. As you can guess, this one will return the best towing capacity. Still, the engine is a bit big for this class, since full-size diesel trucks in the US are getting similar outputs from their oil-burners.
After a big scandal with diesel emission reports, Volkswagen is going greener. Fans already saw a few ID concepts, which will turn crossovers and SUVs into electric vehicles. We assume the pickup truck will get an electric motor as the only source of power one day. The development speeds up and the new generation arriving in 2022 might introduce such a concept. Tesla Cybertruck is already out, Ford and GM are working on their electric trucks. So, it is not impossible to see the German carmaker making a move. Still, the VW is not available in the US market yet. Even if that happens, the pickup is not going to be called Amarok. Atlas Tanoak is the designated name for the major truck market in the world.
2021 VW Amarok Minor Changes
Since the new generation is on the way, the company is not going to waste resources for the 2021 YM. Instead, Volkswagen is making room for other arrivals in Europe. Still, that doesn’t mean the manufacturer is giving up on this model in this part of the world. There is no reason since the sales are jumping.
So, the 2021 VW Amarok will be unchanged, so the only question is when it will be available. The development of the new generation will need some time, and Volkswagen is going to provide it with the early debut of the model for the next season. The Amarok is debuting in Australia first, and then in other countries. It is not easy to achieve expectations with Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, and Toyota Hilux as main rivals. But, the Amarok showed a potential and the company is going to upgrade the truck to make it more interesting to buyers.