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VW shows first near-production sketches of the ‘premium’ Amarok pickup.

Volkswagen has issued sketches of its new Amarok which will be launched on the global market in 2022.

VW says it will come with a host of new features including ‘numerous driver assistance systems that are new in this segment and will make daily driving much more comfortable for future Amarok customers’.

The new pick-up (made by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hannover) will come with a V6-TDI engine and VW claims the comfort of the interior and driving experience ‘raises the benchmark for pickups in the global one-ton B-segment to a whole new level’.

“We emphasise the different, expressive front designs of our pick-up with a charismatic Amarok signature that is also found with very large letters on the cargo box at the rear and is sported very proudly by the Amarok,” says Albert-Johann Kirzinger, head of design at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

VW also points out that a Euro pallet fits between the wheel housings again.

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“The styling bar as a visual extension of the double cab in the cargo box once again gives the Amarok’s body dynamic, aerodynamic and very strong proportions.”

The exterior of the new Amarok has grown in length by ten centimetres to 5.35 metres and its body will also be wider than the current version. This is manifested, for example, in more legroom in the second row.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok has been in series production since 2010. Its name is derived from the language of North American Inuit and means ‘wolf’. The second generation that comes with a V6 diesel as standard was launched in 2016. More than 815,000 vehicles were sold in twelve years. Developed by teams in Australia and Europe, the latest version of premium pickup will be produced in Silverton in South Africa in future.