2023 Volkswagen Amarok Introduced! The New Giant Is Landing On The Roads
The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok , where teaser images have been shared for 4-5 months but never been promoted , has finally been introduced. We can say that the new pickup, which comes out with its giant case and renewed technologies, has already made a strong impression.
Because the new series has become one of the widest pickup models with the Ranger, which uses the same infrastructure. So what does the new generation Amarok offer us? Let’s take a look at this big boy.
How is the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok Design? What are the details?
As I mentioned at the beginning, the new generation Amarok is a sister model to the recently introduced Ford Ranger. They rise on the same platform. However, there are similarities in the design part as well. But of course Volkswagen did not neglect to add its own unique details.
You can see these details directly on the front. A muscular hood design, two-section grille area and a fairly large lower bumper area immediately attract our attention.
I can say that the lower bumper section attracts the main attention here. It is much wider than the grill area. Also given an X form with gray patterns.
When we go to the top, we see the Matrix LED headlights, which give the vehicle a sharper look. It is presented in a more elegant style as well as muscular.
When we go ahead and reach the rear, we see the Ranger breezes here too. The vertical taillights and the Amarok lettering on the back attract direct attention. When you look carefully, you can see that the tires in the chassis have a larger area in the fender section. This is an important detail.
Let’s talk a little bit about dimensions. We said the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok is a more imposing vehicle. We can see it in its dimensions. The length of the vehicle is at the level of 5350 mm . This means that there is a full 96 mm increase over the previous generation . A significant increase, let’s draw attention. This increase in wheelbase is at a higher value.
The wheelbase of the vehicle has been increased to 3270 mm . The difference with the old generation is around 175 mm. This means that those sitting in the second row will now have more legroom.
We see that the width and height of the vehicle have increased, except for its length. The width is at the level of 1910 mm , while the height is at the level of 1888 mm . 34 mm increase in width , 10 mm increase in height draws attention.
With all these measures, the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok also increases its water penetration limits. The vehicle can pass through waters at a height of up to 800 mm . Remember, it is a vehicle that can be used in the field. However, these values are important.
Details in Interior Design
I would like to talk about interior design details. There are significant differences compared to the old Amarok model.
The center console has been renewed once. It has a vertically positioned multimedia display that uses customized Ford SYNC4 software as a system. This screen can go up to a maximum size of 12 inches . In the standard starter package, we see a 10-inch size .
Just below the screen are the piano-designed keys, and below that are the mini shift control stick. If you move back a little further, you will encounter the drive mode change button and the electric parking brake button.
When we move to the driver section, we see the completely renewed digital screen. The screen ranges from 12 inches to 8 inches, depending on the package chosen . As always, you can see the driving information and the status of the driving modes on this screen.
I will mention two more important details about the interior. The first is the Harman Kardon sound system, and the second is the multi-way adjustable power seats . They added an additional prestige to the vehicle.
How Is The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok In Terms Of Technical Specifications?
Now let’s come to what is presented in the technical part. Of course, you cannot expect an underpowered engine in such a vehicle. The German giant has already paid attention to this. There are both diesel and gasoline engines in the series and they are not under a certain power level. Let’s add engine options.
- 2.0 TDI 168 hp engine
- 2.0 TDI bi-turbo 206 hp engine
- 3.0 V6 diesel 238 hp engine
- 3.0 V6 diesel 247 hp engine
- 2.3L petrol 298hp EcoBoost engine
In the transmission part , the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok offers a manual option, but only in the entry model. All other engines have a 10-speed automatic transmission . In terms of performance, we can say that it has better values.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok, which also has advantages such as Life, Style, Panamericana, Aventura package options, road sign recognition, 20 new driver support systems, adaptive cruise control, and 3,500 kg towing capacity, will be put into production in September.
It should be noted that the vehicle is a model that will be sold in our country as well. But unfortunately we do not have price and release date information.