Volkswagen Amarok is one of the most famous pickup trucks. The 2010 model was a surprise instant hit since then Volkswagen has never disappointed. It combines the American truck character with German luxury. The 2018 VW Amarok is positioned to be even better. The interior is more refurbished and luxurious and the engine more efficient.
EXTERIOR EXPECTATIONS AND LUXURIOUS INTERIOR DESIGN
The exterior puts all competitors to shame. The front end is brand new with a sharper look. Always on LED lights are brighter as neon gases have been added. The front grill has a chrome furnishing this makes the car look sleek.
The rear looks even better with a dual exhaust system. This not only gives it a sharp looking rear but also a loud engine growl.
The cargo hold has a strong rubber covering. This is a welcomed upgrade from the past generations metallic covering which was prone to rust. The rear lid is further reinforced ensuring it withstands heavy luggage. The 22-inch wheels are now standard. This means the VW Amarok 2018 can now carry more weight and looks attractive. You get a wide variety of tire options from Michelin, including all-weather and winter tires.
The interior furnishing is done using a product lineup called endless. You can pick either wood or carbon fibre for the dash and leather or clothes for the seat. Visibility in the Pickup track is mind blowing. The backseats are elevated ensuring passengers get to see the screen on the dash.
The infotainment system will be upgraded. The LCD screen is seven inches now and a standard is the Harmon Kardon system. Rear and front cameras ensure easy parking and reversing.
Additionally, windows and mirrors are electronic, cruise control button and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the AC system is manual.
Safety is enhanced with airbags on the front and passenger seat. The air bags are in pairs an upgrade from the past generation. Traction control is more refined with the ABS system added.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Two engine options are available: A 2.0-liter TDI V6 engine, for the fuel economy conscious customer and a 4.2-litre V8 engine for the power demanding customer. The two-litre engine version has 269 hp and a six-speed transmission and 390 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the 4.2-litre version is able to produce 420 hp and an 8-speed automatic transmission with 405 lb-ft of torque.
This high-end engine is able to propel the truck from rest to 60mph in 7.9 seconds. All versions of the truck have the properly tuned VW all drive system. You can add the towing package at an extra cost. This gives you the ability to tow 2000 extra pounds, a rope, and a mount welded to the chassis.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The 2018 Amarok is expected to be available early 2018. It will have a starting price tag of around 56,000 dollars. The 2018 VW Amarok is a welcome competition to the track category. It is poised to offer competition to the likes of Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux. If you are looking for a truck that is durable with a luxurious interior, look no further the 2018 VW Amarok was made specifically for you.