Outside the US, Volkswagen is known as one of the leading truckmakers. We are waiting for their trucks, but for now, none of the concepts went through into production. And there were interesting concepts. Meanwhile, the 2023 VW Amarok is entering the new generation with plenty of novelties. It will help the truck being more competitive in the market. Biggest rivals are Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi L200…
But, the 2023 VW Amarok will be ready for all kinds of challenges thanks to the new platform. The company is dropping its own architecture and takes the T6 concept from Ford Ranger. The first thing you will notice is a larger body. Besides that, the company is revisiting the infotainment system and engine lineup. A V6 diesel is the safe bet, while the new Amarok is definitely going to offer more options under the hood.
2023 VW Amarok Changes – Larger, Bigger Truck
The 2023 VW Amarok will be longer than its predecessor. The body gains 3.7 inches and the total length is now 211 inches. Also, the wheelbase is being stretched to 125 or 127 inches, depending on the configuration. Furthermore, the bigger truck is sitting higher, but the body is narrower, making a more attractive appearance. The vehicle is also gaining the weight (2,645 lbs), while the towing capacity stays at 7,715 pounds (3,500 kg).
Further details about the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok indicate that the truck is going to offer single and double cab configuration. Inside, you will find more features. According to first announcements, driver has never got so much assistance. High-end models are coming out with Harman Kardon sound and leather surfaces. Since Amarok is sharing the architecture with Ranger, we might see some similar features inside the cockpit. Nevertheless, VW will create its own styling language with the R-Line models at the top of the range.
2023 VW Amarok Specs
A 3.0-liter V6 is definitely the main choice for the 2023 VW Amarok. We don’t know exactly which configurations are going to be available. The previous generation had this diesel engine tuned from 170 to 255 hp. The power output could gain extra ponies. For some truckers, a turbo-four engine will get the job done. In a diesel variant, expect a 180 hp configuration to be available in most markets. If you pick a petrol engine, outputs should be between 150-200 hp. Maximum towing capacity is possible with a six-cylinder unit, and it is still 3,500 kg.
When Will 2023 VW Amarok Be Available?
The German manufacturer already announced the arrival of the new truck. But, for now, we have only spy photos and concept images of the 2023 VW Amarok. So, fans have to be patient, since the fresh model is not coming before the final quarter of the 2022. We’ll see what surprises Volkswagen is preparing. New packages are on the way, and the truck could feature a hybrid engine soon. Nevertheless, it will be worth of waiting.
Source: Car Expert