Volkswagen have planned a long time ago to enter the USA market with a pickup. Even though the German brand is not known for its pickup trucks it definitely has to offer some. Amarok is quite a popular model in Europe and it will be introduced to the USA market in 2023, as the 2024 VW Amarok.
It will share the same platform as Ford Ranger and powertrains for the upcoming Amarok will range from a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel to a gasoline V6 with a displacement of 3.0-liter. Also, there is a rumor that VW will offer Amarok with a hybrid powertrain.
2024 VW Amarok Engine Specifications
Volkswagen’s Amarok is expected to be offered a variety of powertrain specifications. The new VW Amarok will feature some well-known VW powertrains, as well as some that may be introduced for the first time with the upcoming 2024 model. Also, there are rumors that there is a Hybrid variant on the way. Some of the noticeable engines will be a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 170 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, a 2.3 turbo-diesel with 4 cylinders that can produce 200 horsepower with 350 lb-ft torque also there will be available gasoline motor with a displacement of 2.0-liter with a 280hp and 350 ft-lb of torque.
Depending on the model and powertrain, the 2024 VW Amarok will be offered with a manual 6-speed gearbox or an automatic 8-10 speed. The maximum towing capacity for Amarok should be 7700 pounds and the maximum payload capacity is 2600 pounds. The upcoming 2024 VW Amarok will come with all-wheel drive as standard with a well-proven VW 4Motion 4×4 system.
Trim Levels and Equipment
Amarok will come in 5 trim levels with multiple additional optional features.
The basic Amarok trim is Core and it will include as standard features: Turbo-Diesel 2.0 liter with 130 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque and it will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will stand on 17-inch allow wheels with an open option for upgrading to a 19-inch.
An 8-inch digital cluster and 10-inch touchscreen for infotainment will be a part of the standard equipment.
Next in the lane package option will be Life and it will be powered by twin-turbo 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline with respectably 260 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with a 4-wheel drive as standard. Standard equipment for this trim will add body-colored bumpers mirrors and door handles heated side mirrors and more luxurious touches on the interior that will include more leather. Additional safety features will include automatic headlights, rain sensors for wipers, and blind spot monitoring.
The Style trim will have 2 engine options. The twin-turbo from the previous trim will gain additional horsepower due to more efficient turbos and now it will have 280 but the torque will stay the same. The second option will be a turbo diesel with a displacement of 3.0 liters. The power of this engine will be 250 horsepower and it will boost a 450 pound-feet of torque. The additional features will include 18-inch alloy wheels and matrix headlights. Also, the infotainment system will get an upgraded bigger 12-inch touchscreen. Heated front seats with a 10-way power adjustment will also be a part of the standard equipment.
The Panamericana trim will have the same V6 turbo-diesel engine as the last trim with the same 10-speed automatic transmission. Part of the standard equipment will include 18-inch alloy wheels with a mate dark finish. Also, the front grille, door handles, mirrors, front bar, and side steps will get a mate dark treatment.
2024 VW Amarok’s top trim will be Aventura and it will add one more powertrain option that will include a turbo gasoline 2.3 Liter engine that will have the power of 300 horsepower with a 420 pound-feet of torque. 21-inch allow wheels will be a part of the standard package.
The exterior of this trim will get a shiny new chrome finish and also a few premium color options will be available. The Interior of the truck will gain additional leather accents including the top of the dashboard new leather seats with better lumbar support and additional leather accents on the doors.
2024 VW Amarok Hybrid Pickup
1st generation of the VW Amarok Hybrid is expected to be released in 2023. It should be based on the platform of the Ford F150 Lighting. In Charge of powering this Truck will probably be a powertrain that is made of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine and an electric motor that is powering the front axle of the Amarok Hybrid. The total combined power of these two motors should be around 250 horsepower with a respectful 300-pound foot of torque. There are no official statements from VW about the interior and exterior of the truck but we should expect no compromises made to make this truck modern and futuristic like its competitors.
Price and Release Date
At this moment price and release date of the upcoming 2024 VW Amarok is not officially confirmed but we can draw a conclusion from the previous year’s model.
Amarok should hit the market in the second half of 2023 and the starting price will be around $40.000 for a base model and climb up to $47.000 for a max spec out model.
The hybrid variant should hit the market and the end of 2023 with starting price that will probably be around $55.000.