The fierce battle in the mid-size pickup class continues on the global market with more models and options emerging but with the Amarok model VW has the winning formula. Limited to the dual-cab body style and equipped with different power outputs turbodiesel V-6 in the combination with the 4Motion all-wheel drive, the Amarok Ute has proven as one of the best picks in the class. VW upgraded the V-6 to the limits in the power-bound version and delivers also different style and luxury level interiors and exteriors.
VW has also recently hinted what is in perspective of its successful ute. The V-6 reached its limits and the missing safety features should also appear in the Amarok but VW said there won’t be major upgrades until the next generation version. And the next generation Amarok should appear sometime between 2020 and 2022 with the new styling and more safety equipment. The sources also claim the joint venture with the Ford Company as the new-gen Amarok could share the T6 platform with the global Ranger model. That move is to reduce production costs and we have more examples of that kind in the industry. Mazda will also switch to the Isuzu’s platform for its BT-50 model while Mercedes X-Class employs Navara’s underpinning.
As for the next 2020 VW Amarok version, there won’t be significant upgrades. VW won’t boost the power of the V-6 turbo further and won’t bring more advanced safety system for the 2020 version. To keep the focus on the model, the brand will likely offer new limited-edition versions and make some reorganization in the equipment levels.