Volkswagen Amarok 2023 – teased headlight design


The next-generation Volkswagen Amarok was teased in official images released by the German automaker in April this year, which followed the release of sketches a few months prior. Now the brand has released a sketch of the upcoming pickup truck’s headlight, revealing a few more details about the Amarok.

Here, the matrix LED headlight assembly is shown with a C-shaped daytime running light (DRL) element that surrounds the high beams. These light units feature an active main beam that automatically dims whenever the Amarok encounters traffic, street lights or oncoming traffic lights, while static cornering lights help illuminate more bends in the direction of the bend.

Under the skin, the next Amarok will share a considerable sum with the Ford Ranger 2022, the result of an alliance between the two companies for the co-development of commercial vehicles including body-on-frame pickup trucks.

Like the Ranger, development of the Amarok was carried out primarily in Australia and it will be produced at the same South African plant as the Ford model, and it also shares the exterior dimensions of the Ranger; this will be 5,350mm long (100mm longer than its predecessor) with a wheelbase of 3,270mm (175mm longer).

Volkswagen has also previously said that the new Amarok will be equipped with a gasoline engine and four diesel engines, with four to six cylinders and a displacement of between 2.0 and 3.0 liters.

Given the shared hardware, a likely inclusion will be the Ford 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel in 170 PS/405 Nm (single turbo) and 210 PS/510 Nm (twin turbo) versions, and a 3 .0 liters with 250 PS and 600 Nm of torque. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine which is also part of the 2022 Ranger powertrain range is likely to join the diesels.

Inside, Volkswagen previously said the next-generation Amarok will feature a digital instrument panel and “tablet-style” infotainment touchscreen, synthetic leather-wrapped dashboard and power-adjustable front seats. in 10 directions as an option; a configuration that looks identical to the interior equipment of the Ford Ranger 2022.

A range of drive modes, including for off-road conditions, and more than 30 driver assistance systems, 10 of which will be new for the Amarok, are also included. As part of the equipment available on the Ranger, we find autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane centering aid, blind spot monitoring, traffic alert rear transverse with automatic braking and reverse AEB.

GALLERY: Teaser images of the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok development vehicle


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