Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Australia Back to the local engineering partner again, Wakinash GroupTo develop more capable and tough-looking derivatives of its still-unpublished next-generation Amarok Dual-Cab UT.
With global development partner Ford (based on the new Amarak new Ranger) Global Ranger Raptor at the top of its range, it is imperative that Volkswagen Australia has a similar Hello Amarok offer to entice adventure seekers.
Since Australia will be the world’s largest market for the new Amarok, any other hardcore or sporty vehicle project in this country is arguably the best – from VW’s point of view, to move people away from a well-resourced aftermarket.
This helps the project not to have access to a version of the Ranger Raptor with Volkswagen’s new twin-turbo petrol V6 engine.
Volkswagen Australia has set the template by working with the Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Group on its W-Series Amaroks, with approximately 2600 WQ580, W580S, and W580X models to be integrated in the southeastern suburbs throughout the life of the project.
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Much like the sell-out-success, the Nissan Navara Warrior was developed locally by Melbourne’s Lover Engineering, developed and tested as a single integrated package with Amarok W-Series utes factory-supported, and a claimed OEM standard.
Based on the Diesel V6, they add features ranging from new seats and stickers to operated suspension, body protection, rock rails, wheels and tires and lighting; Are sold among Volkswagen dealers; And keep normal factory warranty.
“We are already in talks with them. [Amarok]We’re crazy not to, “said Ryan Davis, director of Volkswagen Commercial Australia. Care Expert W580X launches this week.
“This relationship has been very successful, they are a great partner to deal with, there is a lot of mutual respect and I think we can definitely do what the market wants with the new generation. Partnering with them will help us achieve that. ”
Until the first Walkinshaw Amaroks 2021, the model’s long life cycle did not appear for a decade or more. But Mr Davis said that this time around, a new generation of Wakinash-tuned Amarox would appear before the piece – though not now.
“These things take time, we certainly don’t look to 2023, maybe towards the end of 2024 we might consider having something like this in the market,” he said.
The second-generation Amarok will hit the world on July 7 this year, shortly after the Australian price will be announced. Dealers say they are already taking unofficial orders before the car is fully unveiled. Delivery to Australia should begin in early 2023.
The Walkinshaw Group has diversified extensively since the deaths of the new hot-up holders, doubling its successful racing teams, working with OEMs such as Volkswagen and LDV on pickup tunes, and building a twenty-four-hour production line for the conversion of ram trucks. , And Chevrolet Silverrados and Camaros, to drive right with factory support.
Australia’s curiosity for expensive, modified Ranger- and Hilux-sized UTs and its reputable aftermarket players such as ARB has led to an increasing set of OEM-enabled UT variants engineered here, which will be sold on a scale.
In addition to the Navara Warrior and Amarok W-Series, there are Melbourne-modified Toyota Hilux Rogue and Ragd X, as well as locally operated Mazda BT-50 Thunder, and Ranger Raptor factory built in Thailand, it was originally engineered in Australia for the world.
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