The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Amarok is a pickup truck that delivers great exterior design, powerful engine, and upscale interior. The arriving model will get a new engine and the exterior will suffer some minor changes. The interior will suffer slightly more refreshments, and some new features will be in the offer.
Unfortunately, Amarok is not available for the U.S. markets. This is the logical outcome as the U.S. is overloaded with the too many competitive pickup trucks. However, the 2020 model could be the first Amarok that will reach the American soil. This pickup is the real deal when it comes to towing and hauling. A mid-size pickup is a great off-road option as well, and it also offers a four-wheel drive setup for a better off-road experience.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok suffer minor changes and updates
The exterior of the upcoming 2020 Volkswagen Amarok will suffer minor changes and updates. To be honest, we feel that there is no need for any significant improvements or a total revamp. This pickup looks modern, so latest improvements are just a further modernizing. Up front, the grille sports two horizontal bars and the fascia looks sportier than before.
The headlights are exactly the same, along with the bumper and the hood. To the sides, everything will stay intact and optional side steps are a must-have. The rear part now hosts slimmer bumper and new trailer hitch. The tailgate looks nice and is lockable so you don’t need to worry about the thieves.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok interior will get the latest infotainment system
Interior will get slightly more updates than the exterior. The 2020 Volkswagen Amarok will no longer feature old-school and funky stuff such as those out-of-date air vents. Moreover, the aging steering wheel is gone, along with the small infotainment display. That means a more modern display and steering wheel are in the offer, just like the larger infotainment display. The materials inside the cabin are premium and upscale, and the new steering wheel now holds piano black accents and more controls. Center stack looks better now and the gauge cluster sports a 3D information screen.
The latest infotainment system is in the offer and center console is the same as before. Additionally, the dash is also the same. Comfort is great and features such as Bluetooth and the newest phone connectivities are standard now. Generally, Amarok is a real family-favorite SUV, it offers plenty of room and great comfort, so the longer trips are not a problem. Upper trims are offering more luxury, such as leather seats with the heating and cooling options.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok engine and acceleration
The 2020 Volkswagen Amarok offers only one engine. The previous model was using a 2.0-liter TDI engine and that unit is gone now. New drivetrain option is a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. The TDI unit is available in two different configurations. The first output is a higher-strung version that returns 220 horses and 405 lb-ft of twists.
The second output should deliver slightly lower figures, 160 HP to be more precise. An 8-speed automatic transmission is in the offer, and the rear-wheel-drive system is standard. You can buy an optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive setup. The newest Amarok sprints from 0 to 62 mph in slightly less than eight seconds.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok price and release date
The VW’s latest mid-size truck will cost around $30,000. The price is slightly higher thanks to the latest updates and a new engine. The 2020 Volkswagen Amarok will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2019. The U.S. markets will get new Amarok in the middle of 2020.