Ford unveiled a worldwide version of its redesigned Ranger last fall, due to go on sale in the United States in 2023.
The new Ranger and its updated T6 body-on-frame platform will form the basis of a redesigned Volkswagen Amarok set for debut in 2022.
We’ve already seen the prototypes of Amarok and VW has now released new and published teasers, suggesting that the debut is coming.
The teasers further suggest that the new Amarok Ranger will not have a simple badge function, as it looks like a pair of medium-sized pickup trucks will have simple designs for the doors. Fender design and headlight and grill treatment, as evidenced by the teaser, will be unique for both models. VW says the new Amarok will be wider than its predecessor, and about four inches long, with a total length of 210 inches.
2022 Volkswagen Amarok’s teaser
New Ford Ranger (Global Model)
The interiors will also be unique for both models, although the new Amarok looks like it will have a portrait-style infotainment screen similar to the new Ranger.
In terms of powertrain, VW has so far only confirmed its own V-6 diesel, although we should look at some petrol unit offers, possibly borrowed from the Ranger. Ford has just released a new Ranger Raptor with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, which we will see in the United States in 2023. With any luck, VW will prepare its own Amarok R performance pickup Guaranteed spaces for the standard Amarok include a payload of up to 2,645 pounds and a tow capacity of up to 7,716 pounds.
Ford will make Amarak for VW at a plant in South Africa, so far only pickups have been confirmed for the South American, European and African markets. In exchange for Amarok’s development and production, Ford launched a small Tourneo van abroad last year based on VW’s latest Caddy. VW Group has also licensed the MEB modular electric-vehicle platform Ford. Ford will use the platform for one or more EVs, the first of which, a compact crossover, is scheduled for 2023.
Although we are less likely to launch VW’s Amarok in the United States, the automaker will offer an electric pickup on this coast later this decade. Pickup and a related SUV will be sold under the name of a revived scout