The 2019 Volkswagen Amarok is finally set to receive more than a deserved update. This pickup truck will suffer exterior changes and the interior will get a lot of improvements as well thanks to more quality materials and new features. The new powertrain is on the cards too, a V6 engine that offers more power than the previous engines.
It is yet unknown it the Amarok will make it to the U.S. market. Spending additional money on entering the U.S. is a forbidden land for Volkswagen at the moment, as the U.S. is packed with established rivals in this segment. However, we could see that more and more pickups are entering the U.S. dealerships, and there is some speculation that the 2019 Volkswagen Amarok is the next in line. If this happens, it is very likely that the production of Amarok will happen in the U.S. because of the taxes.
2019 Volkswagen Amarok Exterior will get significant changes
The 2019 Volkswagen Amarok receives plenty of exterior changes. However, those changes are subtle and not easy to spot. The overall design is modern, the front sports new grille with two large horizontal bars, and headlights and daytime running lights are equipped with LED technology. Fog lights are coming in a different shape and the lower fascia now looks even sportier.
At the back, things are generally the same as on the outgoing model. This is not a bad thing, as the Amarok’s rear always looks modern and changes and there is no need for significant changes. A frame-mounted trailer hitch is optional, just like the side steps. The tailgate is lockable and this will prevent stealing stuff from the tailgate and inside the bed.
2019 Volkswagen Amarok Interior is modern and techy
The interior of 2019 Volkswagen Amarok comes with some huge changes. Funky air vents are ditched, the same stands for the steering wheel and small infotainment screen. All that is replaced with new features that are more modern and better designed. The steering wheel can now control the infotainment screen and it comes with piano black accents.
Gauge cluster comes with a 3D information screen. The dashboard of the 2019 Volkswagen Amarok is the same as before, and center console sports the same design but all other details are new. For those who prefer longer trips, Volkswagen added 14-way Ergo-Comfort front seats. The seats are adjustable to fit all body shapes and sizes. Even the seat height is adjustable. Optional is Nappa leather seats with heating technology.
Trims and Features
This attractive 2019 VW Amarok model will have few trim options Trendline, Highline and Dark Label. The Trendline model has a huge amount of features. It comes with stylish 17″ Posadas alloy wheel, Climatronic air-conditioning system, App-Connect, Cruise control system (CCS), Composition Media Radio with 6.33″ touchscreen, Voice control, Three rear head restraints, Seat trim covers in fabric and many others.
However, the Highline package will posses Bi-xenon headlights with separate LED daytime running lights, Seat trim covers in Vienna leather upholstery, Sidebars, Darkened rear light clusters and large 18″ inch alloy wheels. The interior will also get AUX-IN jack, USB ports that are compatible with iPhone, Privacy Glass, Dust and pollen filter and Dust/pollen filter.
The last one package Dark Label is the most expensive. It comes with Carbon Steel Gray Metallic, Styling bar, 18″ inch Rawson alloy wheels, Black door handles, Front fog light and LED license plate lighting. Also, for the entertainment, there is a mighty system with six speakers, Discover Media Navigation system and Voice control.
2019 Volkswagen Amarok Engine, Acceleration Time and Top Speed
The 2019 Volkswagen Amarok will run on a single drivetrain option. It is an all-new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine. This TDI unit offers two tunes, one with a higher-strung version that can produce 220 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque. However, the standard version of V6 is rated at 138 HP.
The engine comes with 8-speed automatic transmission and new Amarok hit 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is rated at 120 mph and rear-wheel drive setup is standard. On top of that, the customers can pay additionally for an all-wheel-drive configuration.
2019 Volkswagen Amarok Price and Release Date
The newest Volkswagen’s pickup truck, the 2019 Amarok starts at $29,000. The price is slightly higher thanks to numerous updates. VW Amarok will go on sale in the September of 2018. The upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Amarok will compete with models Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger Raptor.