It is almost time for Volkswagen to present the newest generation of its image, the Amarok. To give us a mouthful of water, Volkswagen shows some of the interior photos of the new car.
Amarok is coming! For now, we have to settle for a bit when it comes to the news about Volkswagen’s new Amarok: we now know that it will always have physical buttons despite the current orientation towards the touch screens. Because of the working conditions and complexity of pickups, physical buttons and switches are easy to use quickly. The teaser image is very short, but we see some details, especially the surface of the sound adjustment button and that of the emergency alert lights. These buttons are especially emphasized in the new images unveiled by Volkswagen.
However, there will be no calculator option. Volkswagen says various driver support and infotainment systems will be operated in a combination of physical and digital controls. Sure, the buttons and knobs will be installed at the bottom of the touch screen embedded in the tablet format derived from Ford Ranger, an Amarok cousin that shares its chassis. The screen will measure between 10 or 12 inches and will provide connecting features that are “above the range” according to the German manufacturer. It will also oversee weather operations, navigation, connected services and various vehicle settings.
The new Volkswagen Amarok will be launched on July 7 and will be released in five sub-levels with the entry-level Amarok, Life and Medium-sized model, a dedicated PanAmericana version off-road and the upgraded Aventura for the road. Volkswagen will supply gasoline and four diesel engines ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 liters. Larger will allow Amarok to pull up to 3.5 tons and carry 1.2 tons. However, it is still unknown what engines will be available on the Old Continent. Note that manufacturing of the Volkswagen Amarok 2023 should begin before the end of this year in South Africa.