The refreshed Volkswagen Amarok will target premium buyers with an upscale interior as illustrated by sketches released by the German automaker today. Changes to the exterior are subtle and now fall in line with the latest VW design.
While not sold here in the United States, the Amarok is sold in global markets such as the UK, Europe, and Australia. Introduced as a 2010 model, the Amarok is built on top of a body-on-frame platform and is powered by turbocharged gasoline or turbocharged (TDI) diesel engines.
The released sketches of the Amarok reveal a minor facelift to the exterior and an interior that looks much classier than the current design.
Modifications to the headlight and grille are quite subtle but the bumper has a notably different design with sharper angles and a large scuff plate at the bottom. Beefier alloy wheels and new taillights finish off the exterior design changes.
VW is known for crafting thoughtful interiors and now it looks like the Amarok’s cabin will be well-dressed for the occasion when it gets shown to the public. Essentially, the interior gets a cleaner design with a modified instrument panel that includes a touchscreen infotainment system.
There is no change to VW’s mantra of engineering the Amarok with car-like ride quality with full off-road capability. The choice interior should appeal to more buyers who are seeking a car-like cabin design combined with robust build quality and effortless cruising ability.
Prices and specification haven’t been announced, but we’ll have more information on the new Amarok in due time. A full-production debut is expected before the end of the year.