All you need to know about Volkswagen Amarok 2022 model year
Volkswagen Amarok 2022: what will be the German pickup based on the Ford Ranger
Currently, one of the most discussed topics in automotive circles: the current partnership talks between Volkswagen and Ford (more on that here the VW end? Ford can absorb the German carmaker for a penny), which mainly discuss joint efforts in the development in the commercial vehicle segment and beyond.
In fact, both companies, if such merger will be carried out, will benefit from lower costs of production and together will be able to mutually help each other in markets where one of the hypothetical partners is not doing well. Original commercial vans were the main focus of discussion, but we now know that there are options in the pickups. Benefit from Ford’s experience in this direction, one of the largest in the world, and the VW just has to accept and my truck to it.
The truck in question
Indeed, one of the cars that can really benefit from this strategy combines development, is a mid-size truck Amarok. Unusual for the German automaker, the model is available for almost 10 years, since 2009, but during that time she received one restyling. So, time for a big change poggiano could not be better, at least if we consider cooperation from the development of a new pick-up Volkswagen.
By interesting coincidence, the Ford in the lineup have the option of a private mid – size pick-up Ranger T6, which will also have to go through a big update in a few years.
What are we implying? Yes, all the same, the Volkswagen Amarok in this case, it will be able to take Americanized forms and the development of technical and visual elements in the key, the previously shown Mercedes-Benz (X-Class) with its unusual pickup, built on the Nissan NP300/Navara D23.
The concept looks tough
As for the design, an illustrated study of designers that developed the rendering of the photo, and draw on ideas from the concept of Tanoak Atlas for inspiration. In the prototype of the light is large, “uploaded” the front fenders, large proportions and a flattened, upturned “nose” of the pick-up may appeal to those who want the appearance of a really cool truck from VW. Led headlamps, taken from the German prototype Atlas Tanoak, using the same concept as the radiator filesresearch also visible in the rendering of photographs (presented at the beginning and the end of the article), however, there are important differences.
The body, or rather the rear part of the trunk, the rendering of the photo looks more American, combined with the cab of the truck, the prototype element is more complex.
Concept Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak
Due to the large experience in building pickups from Ford, experts believe that some of the current shortcomings of “Amarok” will be corrected. This particularly applies to close the rear of the cabin (especially legroom), suspension settings and more importantly, lack of safety equipment such as protective side airbags (curtain) for the heads and systems of Autonomous emergency braking.
Engines is an area where Volkswagen on the one hand cannot boast of great achievements, but on the other, is all that is required to cover all assigned to truck problems. The range of engines now includes the 2.0-litre BiTDI turbo diesel, conventional diesel 3.0-litre V6 TDI, 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. The Association with Ford would open the way for Volkswagen to the EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic transmission, a joint development of Ford and GM.
The forthcoming eighth generation Volkswagen Golf generation will offer 48-volt “mild hybrid system”, and there is every chance that this setup may find themselves in Amarok. It would provide an additional low noise level, reduced fuel consumption and emissions. As part referred to as “hybrid” package, expect the appearance of the pickup truck VW regenerative braking system, technology Start/Stop and a decent lithium-ion batteries.
New Amarok 2022 will continue to conquer those markets where he was already well entrenched: Europe, South America and Australia. In the last country German truck remains the leader of sales.
Rivals and expected time of arrival
VW Amarok second generation will compete with the aforementioned “Ranger”, Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon, Mercedes-Benz X-Class , Nissan Navara / Frontier, Toyota Hilux , Toyota Tacoma , Alaskan Renault , Mitsubishi Triton / L200 , Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max . As you can see, the opponents had enough.
If “Amarok”, on the basis of the Ranger, will get the nod, expect that the model will appear in the next three to five years.
Rendering of a photo taken from the website Carscoops.com