New 2022 Volkswagen Amarok teased with tough looks promised

Volkswagen and Ford are collaborating on the new Amarok pick-up truck. It will also form the basis of the next Ranger

Volkswagen has given us our first look at the next-generation Amarok pick-up, which will launch in 2022. It will also be one of the first vehicles to be born of a new technical collaboration created between Volkswagen and Ford. 

“Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has taken a major strategic step by establishing its cooperation with Ford. The successor to the Amarok will be one of the first fruits of this collaboration,” said Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess during the Volkswagen Group’s 2020 annual media conference. 

A teaser image for the new pick-up has been revealed in the form of a design sketch. It hints that the next Amarok will get an extensive makeover, with a new, more aggressive face with a full-width grille not too dissimilar to the Touareg. Down the sides of the vehicle, it will take inspiration from the Atlas SUV sold in China, with boxy wheel arches, and the use of straight-line styling cues. 

Volkswagen and Ford confirmed plans to collaborate over commercial vehicles and pick-up trucks last summer, as part of a large-sweeping tie-up between the automotive giants across a number of aspects of their businesses. 

At the time, the firm revealed that its first jointly-developed pick-up trucks would be released in 2022, with a new Ford Ranger based on the same platform to follow the next Amarok into production. 

The firms have also announced a multi-billion pound investment in autonomous drive technology start-up company Argo AI, while from 2023, Ford will produce electric vehicles on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.

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