The all-new second-gen VW Amarok debuted in July primarily based on Ford Ranger underpinnings, however the firm solely confirmed us photos of high-spec trims together with the flagship Panamericana. For these questioning what the base-spec Amarok will appear like, we acquired entry to a collection of patent pictures from the European workplace, revealing all the cost-cutting design compromises.
Initially, the most affordable Amarok – which can solely be obtainable in choose markets – adopts a single-cab bodystyle, as a substitute of the double cab model we’ve got seen within the press photographs. This limits the passenger capability of the pickup, but it surely additionally has a optimistic impact on the dimensions of the rear mattress.
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Predictably, the entrance and rear bumpers – together with the skidplates – are left unpainted, giving the Amarok utilitarian seems to be. The chrome-finished a part of the grille is gone, since there isn’t any sensible use for it. The headlights are lined within the patent drawings, however we guess they’ll free the subtle matrix-LED graphics, going for a extra cost-efficient resolution with easier LEDs. The wheels are additionally lined however we’d be shocked if the entry-level model didn’t include a set of steelies.
Shifting over on the again, the rear finish looses the flowery Amarok-specific full-LED taillight items, choosing a pair of bigger clusters, just like the Ford Ranger. We should admit nonetheless that VW went the additional step and created new taillight graphics as a substitute of sourcing them immediately from the sibling pickup. The considerably longer rear mattress is freed from any further parts (bars, covers and many others), whereas the tailgate doesn’t characteristic the “Amarok” lettering – no less than not in these patents.
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Contained in the cabin, the two-seater Amarok will almost certainly characteristic the 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment as a substitute of the 12-inch unit of the costlier trims. Additionally it is protected to imagine that the cabin will include material upholstery, whereas the gear might be extra targeted on practicality and sturdiness, with out the premium options of the passenger model.
The bottom VW Amarok will come fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine producing 148 hp (150 PS) in South Africa, or 168 hp (170 PS) in different markets. Energy might be transmitted to the rear wheels via a guide gearbox, as is the case with most entry-level trims of rival pickups.
Automakers normally don’t make a fuss about stripped-out variants of their fashions, however we are going to be taught extra concerning the single-cab VW Amarok when it turns into obtainable on the official configurator.