VW shows the new Amarok’s tailgate, revealing 7,716-pound towing capacity


Volkswagen is expected to unveil the latest iteration of its Amarok pickup later this year but it is already looking at the rear end of our truck and revealing how much it will be able to hold.

With its name boldly inscribed on the rear tailgate, Amarok joins other trucks who have chosen to use their tailgates as a blank page. Not only satisfied with the rear, though, in some models, the name will also appear on the front of the truck, probably in the grille.

Volkswagen also took the time to reveal what the truck would be able to carry. The new Amarok will be able to pull up to 3.5 tons (7,716 pounds) and it will be able to carry up to 1.2 tons (2,645 pounds) on its bed.

Read more: 2023 VW Amarok teaser sketch presented from reality

As a result of the collaboration with Ford, Amarok will be based on the same platform as the new Ranger. Volkswagen has previously revealed that it will offer the truck with a gas engine and four diesel. From the 2.0-liter four-container to 3.0-liter V6s in size, at least one option would be the V6 TDI with “plenty of torque and power”. Customers can choose between all- or rear-wheel drive.

These engines will be spread across four trims. As a “premium” pickup, even its lower life and style trims would be reasonably furnished. The PanAmericana and Aventura trims, though, will be the real highlight of the range.

Whatever the trim pick, Amarok will come with LED lights but high-tech IQ. Light LED matrix headlights will be available for drivers who really want to be different

The 2023 Amarok is expected to be released by the end of 2022 and will be built in South Africa.

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