Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles division has decided to announce the impending facelift of the Amarok pickup truck via a triumvirate of digital sketches.
The model has been in use as it is for more than six years, and while VW labels it as a “premium pickup” even such offerings need a refresh now and then. The German automaker is going to bring updated to both the interior and exterior. But in the brand’s usual system you’ll need a looking glass to spot the differences: slightly modified front and rear bumpers, new graphics for the headlights and taillights. The grille could also follow up on the latest corporate theme and we’re surely looking at some new alloy wheel options. These digital sketches also show the facelift is going to get new shades, with this particular one being an interesting orange hue.
We can see here the double cabin body style and we also get to look at the interior which fortunately has been redressed better. There’s a new dashboard that bridges the gap between the Amarok and the passenger car roster, with a repositioned touchscreen for better viewing. The air vents also go for an angular shape instead of the circular one of the predecessor, also packing some chrome trim. The buttons and knobs have also been updated to increase the car-like feeling. The powertrain options have not been discussed yet, meaning we’re going to be treated to the same roster, which includes a turbodiesel 2.0-liter engine mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. It has 140 and 180 hp power levels and there’s also the option of a selectable or permanent all-wheel-drive 4MOTION system.