The 2022 VW Amarok is going to be an all-new pickup. One of the most popular trucks in the world is being redesigned and it should come out late this year. But, there are many interesting rumors about the upcoming vehicle. First, US truckers are asking if VW is finally going to debut there. Well, Amarok is available worldwide, and a model for this part of the world could be called different. At least we learned so in the past couple of years. Possible nameplates are Atlas Tanoak and Tarok.
Another interesting story we found on Motorbiscuit. This magazine claims the all-new 2022 VW Amarok will share the platform with Ford Ranger. This caused a lot of thinking among experts. Ford recently ended the partnership with Mazda. Volkswagen could be there to fill the gap. On the other hand, two pickups are big rivals, especially in Australian and European markets. Plus, there is no official announcement of the partnership deal.
2022 VW Amarok New Generation is Coming
Volkswagen made a debut with the new nameplate in 2010, when the first Amarok was introduced. The first series are still in the market. Of course, the truck had a few updates and redesigns. But now, the changes will be the largest ever. That is why VW could make a deal with Ford. The German company is looking to bring everything new and fresh. The redesign will update the look of the 2022 VW Amarok. Designers will also have a lot of work on the interior updates. All these changes are leading to the new generation.
That’s not all. With, or without Ford, Volkswagen is looking to add a new engine under the hood. Or two. There are a lot of choices, but the first thing coming to our mind is a hybrid truck. The ID platform is already being used on some SUVs and crossovers. But, these vehicles are using fully-electric motors, while the pickup truck is bringing mild-hybrid or eventually PHEV configuration.
2022 VW Amarok to the US?
Many truckers are trying to find the answer to this question for a quite while. Volkswagen had a rough period after the emission scandal in 2015. However, the company recovered and now it is restoring the image in the US. One of the products that can impress fans in this part of the world is a pickup truck.
There are some traces we can follow. Definitely, the first one is the presentation of Atlas Tanoak, a pickup based on the SUV. The design of the pickup was promising and we expected it in production a couple of years ago. But, every year, VW is postponing the premiere. Now, enthusiasts are not so eager to see this model. The attention is turned to the new concept. Volkswagen is introducing Tarok, a compact pickup. However, this one is looking too small to compete in a world where power and towing capacity are on demand. The 2022 VW Amarok would be the perfect option, especially if the German company joins forces with Ford. Still, it will also mean that Ranger will have more rivals, and it is yet to catch up with the main trucks in the mid-size segment.
With or without the US appearance, the 2022 VW Amarok will be all-new. The truck is going to have a debut in some markets where its popularity is highest. So, we suppose that could be either Europe or Australia. In the smallest continent, Volkswagen has proven its reliability and durability. Outbacks in Australia are not easy to ride and Amarok is one of the rare vehicles that are capable to tow in the toughest conditions.
If you are looking for alternatives, Ford Ranger is a good option. However, it might be pretty much the same truck if two companies join forces. But, if that happens, we might see dominance in the market. Still, Japanese truckmakers are very capable and popular in the world. Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux are definitely models to beat. There are also other cool options, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi L200, Mazda BT-50…