2023 VW Amarok Based on Ford Ranger Coming Next Year

The upcoming 2023 VW Amarok will gain further improvements. This model is based on the Ford Ranger mid-size truck. Two variants will share a lot of stuff, which is a positive thing. After the first teaser photos, Volkswagen has posted the second teaser of the Amarok pickup truck. As you know, the manufacturer recently introduced the new-gen Amarok.

Now, this model is ready to obtain additional upgrades. Reportedly, the Amarok truck will reach the American shores. On top of that, this model will continue to dominate dealerships in Australia. The sales will begin later in 2022 or in early 2023.

2023 VW Amarok Australia

2023 Amarok Exterior Design

The 2023 VW Amarok won’t receive a complete exterior redesign. However, Volkswagen released the second teaser photo. This second design drawing revealed overnight reveals the second-generation Amarok’s front fascia. The front part will be dominated by its twin-blade shaver-style front end. Moreover, Amarok also receives an angular front bumper with a conspicuous silver bash plate.

With squared-off wheel arches, hefty fenders, and more silver on the side steps, the latest concept of the Amarok adds a set of door handles that were absent in the previous sketch. Additionally, roof rails and a pair of thin LED spotlights have been added to the top. The next Volkswagen Amarok is being built alongside the next Ford Ranger on the Australian-designed T7 ladder-frame architecture. Of course, Ford’s truck will sport an entirely distinct appearance.

2023 VW Amarok teaser

New Powertrain Options

Volkswagen has not yet announced the engine lineup. However, the German pickup is expected to be powered by Ford’s turbo-diesel V6 powertrain. Most likely, it is a 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6. This V6 diesel engine may be modified to meet the needs of the 2023 VW Amarok. Still, no official specs to this date. Apart from the new platform, engine, improved 4WD system, and 10-speed automatic gearbox, it’s unclear what other Ford components will find their way into the forthcoming Amarok.

We expect to see a larger touchscreen option and perhaps a new version of the infotainment system. While the T7 Ford Ranger will offer a plug-in hybrid option in certain regions, the Volkswagen will not be electrified when it arrives in the United States in 2023. The current Amarok rides on a 2.0-liter engine with 160 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. No doubt, the new engine will provide significantly more power. Optionally, you can opt for a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of twisting power.

2023 VW Amarok v6

2023 VW Amarok Release Date and Price

The next 2023 VW Amarok will arrive in Europe, Australia, and the United States. The company anticipates beginning sales later next year or in the first quarter of 2023. Volkswagen has not yet released price information but will do it shortly. In any case, the pricing will begin at around $35,000. Australia is still the world’s largest market for Volkswagen Amarok with six-cylinder diesel retailers, with 90% of all VW sales sold in this country. Anyway, the German manufacture will release more details closer to the official launch date.

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