Johannesburg, 4 July 2022 – The new Volkswagen Amarok will be officially unveiled during its global premiere on Thursday, 7 July 2022.
“We are incredibly excited for the world and our customers to see the new Volkswagen Amarok when it officially breaks cover during its digital premiere on the Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge YouTube page this week,” said Mark Handley, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The current Volkswagen Amarok was launched in South Africa in November 2010 and has sold 41 422 units in the local market.
The new Volkswagen Amarok was designed in Germany and Australia and will be built in South Africa.
The new Volkswagen Amarok measures 5 350mm in length (96mm longer than the predecessor) and has a wheelbase of 3 270mm (173mm longer than the predecessor) which equates to more space than the outgoing generation.
Depending on the model and specification, large loads of up to 1.2 tonnes can be accommodated. The new Amarok has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes. The Amarok also has a new range of wheel options and for the first time ever, the bakkie will, depending on the derivative, also be sold with ex-factory all-terrain tyres.
With its intuitive controls, digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment display, the Amarok’s interior has a high-quality functional appearance. The new digital cockpit and a vertically- aligned display unit with a 10 or 12-inch screen, offers a better view and extensive control options.
The new Amarok model range also comes available with over 30 driver assist systems; 20 of which will be found in the new Amarok range for the first time. The local product line-up will incorporate a vast majority of these autonomous driving technologies.
“As Volkswagen South Africa, we are proud that the new Amarok will not only be built in our country, thus supporting the local economy, but at the end of the year we will also welcome motoring journalists from around the world for the Amarok global media launch to be hosted in South Africa,” concluded Handley.
The new Volkswagen Amarok will retail in South Africa from the first quarter of 2023.