2018 VW Amarok Review of New Generation

After many years, Volkswagen decided to upgrade its Amarok pickup truck. This rugged mid-size pickup truck has been on the market since 2010. There was no need to invest in him, as his sales were at a very high level. However, the 2018 VW Amarok, which has been on the market for a year now, continues to achieve success on the sales plan. Although this model has been significantly changed in all segments compared to the previous one.

2018 VW Amarok

2018 VW Amarok Redesign

Heavily revised 2018 VW Amarok got a completely changed front part. Now the vehicle is dominated by two large horizontal grille bars. In many of the 2018 Amarok, at least as far as designer solutions are concerned, it resembles other redesigned VW vehicles. New headlights with LED daytime running lights have been changed. There are new formed fog lights, and a more sporty fascia. New Amarok now has two large horizontal grille openings.

The biggest design changes are just about the front of the vehicle. New Amarok is still impressive. Regardless of the segment of the mid-size pickup truck, design and appearance, the vehicle gives the impression. Performance also makes the VW Amarok 2018 an excellent representative in this segment. 2018 VW Amarok did not get a new platform. By modeling American pickup trucks, the new Amarok still has a fully boxed ladder frame with an independent front suspension. 2018 Amarok comes standard with rear-wheel drive. 4WD is the option. The truck offers regular cab and crew cab configurations.

2018 VW Amarok V6 diesel interior

2018 Amarok Specs and Price

Last year’s changes brought this pickup truck and something new when it comes to drive units. VW Amarok got a 3.0 L V6 TDI engine. With a new drive unit, this pickup has 161 horsepower and comes with a manual transmission in standard tune. The much stronger version has 220 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. And then, it comes to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2018 VW Amarok is available from September 2016. It starts at € 25,720 in Germany, which translates to $ 28,850 at current exchange rates. Changes in the price of the model were mostly due to changes in the interior of the vehicle.

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