2023 VW Amarok shows infotainment touchscreen from its giant Ford Ranger

VW has released another teaser for the new generation of Amarok. This time around, the German company gives us a first look at its new portrait-style infotainment system that is – presumably identical to the Ford Ranger one, although each truck in the rest of the cabin has its own unique features.

The Amarok covers most parts of the central console with a large touchscreen, and can be found with a 10-inch or 12-inch diameter, depending on the trim level – just like the Ford Ranger. The new system will offer more connectivity features and a premium car-like design inside the pickup. The screen will integrate climate control, navigation, online services, car settings, parking assistants and media control.

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The portrait-style touchscreen display is mounted in climate vents, which look a bit different from the Ford, have a more angular shape. The body buttons for the shortcuts below the infotainment have also acquired a unique, air-style design for Amarok. In the latest teaser we also see Volkswagen’s steering wheel with buttons and an illuminated symbol. Remember, this is not the first time we’ve seen Amarok’s dashboard since VW released an internal sketch in December 2021.

In addition to the fancy infotainment, VW has confirmed that the Amarok will be equipped with a digital instrument cluster, IQ.Light Matrix LED technology, more than 30 ADAS, 10-way electrically adjustable seats and a premium sound system. The lineup will have five grades – Entry-Level Amarak, Mid-Range Life and Style, as well as the flagship Off-Road-Focused Panamericana and Road-Focused Aventura. Powertrain options will include a petrol and four diesel engines in capacities ranging from 2.0 liters to 3.0 liters. We also know the Amarok has a towing capacity of 3.5 tons (7,716 pounds) and a cargo capacity of up to 1.2 tons (2,645 pounds).

The 2023 VW Amarok will make its debut at the end of the year, shortly after production begins in South Africa.


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