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All-New 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Teased As the Ford Ranger's More Adventurous Cousin

Volkswagen has teased the new generation Amarok, which shares its platform with the latest Ford Ranger, once more. Developed as a global product, it will be sold almost everywhere and will hit the assembly lines at Silverton, South Africa, and Pacheco, Argentina.
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Set to arrive in Europe in late 2022, the new generation VW Amarok promises enhanced versatility in arduous conditions over its predecessor, albeit with a so-called premium flair.

When it debuts next year, at a yet undisclosed date, the pickup will boast modern tech features, and additional driver assistance gear, as well as “innovations that have not been seen before in this segment,” the automaker claims.

Official sketches released by Volkswagen preview the design of the 2023 Amarok, with its new face, flared wheel arches, and muscular side skirts. The model is portrayed in the African savanna, with rhino decals on the doors, being driven in the mud. It has chunky off-road tires, carries supplies on the roof, and looks pretty much unstoppable.

A second teaser pic reveals the design of the cockpit, which looks more like an evolution of its predecessor. A big portrait-oriented touchscreen display, which will also be used to control the HVAC system, sits in the middle of the dashboard, flanked by vertical air intakes. The new multi-function steering wheel retains the three-spoke design, and if you look behind it, you will see a customizable digital instrument cluster.

The center console was redesigned, and hosts a smaller gearshift lever and two cup holders in front of the center armrest. Front seats with big side bolstering, electric adjustment and memory setting, lively upholstery options, including leather with double stitching as seen on the new dashboard panel, multi-zone climate control, aluminum pedals, generous door pockets, sunroof, and carbon fiber-like trim will also be included, though most of these will likely be reserved for the upper grades.

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