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Volkswagen teases updated Amarok in new sketches


Volkswagen has provided us some sneak peak at the upcoming Amarok facelift, the first major revision for the ute since its launch five years ago.

From the trio of teaser images released today, it seems the Amarok pick up will be getting a new front grille, redesigned front bumper with sharper edges, new headlights and fog lights, and a wider, bolder lower skid plate. The rear of the one-tonner looks to have scored revised taillights and new rear bumper.

Inside, the updated Amarok will be extensively refreshed, as can be seen from the interior sketch. The dashboard appears to have been reconfigured with edgier styling and squarer air-vents, while the multimedia screen seems to be sitting higher than before atop a new centre stack.


Details of the update are scarce but Volkswagen claims the midlife makeover makes the Amarok more appealing outside and more premium inside. With the new updates, the Amarok aims to be “more attractive as a pick-up” and more appealing to “customer groups that until now have shopped in the classic SUV segment”.

The German carmaker has been tight-lipped about technical details but we can expect an upgraded version of the ute’s current 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. It should continue to be offered in either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Also remain available are single- and dual-cab body styles, 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 configurations and various trim levels.

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok is expected to be revealed next month being going on sale later this year.


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