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 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 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.
What is VW Korama? What kind of vehicle? About what we are talking and what lies beneath, scary body, it is no secret at all. Simply, Volkswagen will use this vehicle for the promotion of a new generation of its Amarok pickup model. Hence the title of “Korama” which reads from the back, is the name of VW pickup truck models.
In fact, Volkswagen has entrusted his Australian team to make the promotional material for the presentation of the new Amarok pickup. As in Australia, all associated with the famous film franchise “Mad Max” and the famous Hollywood actor, Mel Gibson, the result is this extraordinary creation.
On this project worked several engineers. Among them are found the man who was responsible for the creation of a vehicle in the movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. After five weeks this team has completed its creation, and body for a new vehicle. The Australian branch of the Volkswagen company covered it with the newly created body for the new VW Amarok V6.
VW Korama with new V6 engine
Below the pickup body is found with the new 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine. This engine produce 224 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. People who worked on the project are invited to try out the newly created vehicle. They did not know what is under the body, they have created. They sat in the car, add gas and off-road adventure has begun. These experiences speak and a brief video.
After this experience, many are disappointed that the VW Korama will not enter into production. However, there is a possibility that Volkswagen reported this concept to audition for the next film from the Mad Max series. So there is a chance that this vehicle we look at the big screen.
On the other hand, power and incredible off-road performance, which are presented in this way, presented the new Amarok, excellent light. Otherwise, this pickup truck is sold on all world markets except the US market and the market of Canada. Perhaps, excellent reviews VW Korama concept will be excellent recommendations to the new Volkswagen Amarok finds in these markets.
According to the most recent reports, Volkswagen is due to launch a facelifted version of the Amarok pickup truck in 2016. The upgraded model is expected to keep the Amarok competitive in the battle with the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara. In other words, the 2017 VW Amarok should extend this truck’s life at least until the second-generation model arrives by 2020. Continue reading “2017 VW Amarok Facelift and Release Date”