Being one of the leaders in the global automobile market, Volkswagen has a strong presence in all segments of the market. While one cannot deny the fact that when it comes to pickup trucks, it is very hard to compete with American and Asian manufacturers, the new 2017 VW Amarok can very well change this perception. It has been in market since 2010 and it’s currently in its first generation of production.
2017 VW Amarok – Body Style Changes:
This mid-size pickup truck is available in both 2-door single cab version and 4-door double cab version. Manufacturing and assembly take place in Argentine, Germany and Algeria. Both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive options would be available along with front engine. The VW Amarok is predictable to surpass its predecessors by a large margin. It will be interesting to see if it can live up-to its expectations. Being a Volkswagen vehicle, 2017 Amarok will come with top-notch design. Whereas it will have the typical pickup truck structure, its design will be much more futuristic. Whereas the exact structure of the front Fascia has not yet been revealed, it can be very well said that the large rectangular grill would be retained. Large wheel would be there with metallic plating.
2017 VW Amarok – Drivetrain:
The idea of Volkswagen engine with pickup trucks offers a lot of excitement. Such versatile trucks must have an impressively powerful performing as well as fuel economic engine. So engineers always have tough times design these unique engines. The new Volkswagen Amarok 2017, under the bonnet, will have a 2.0 liter V6 TDI engine unit which can easily generate about whopping 200 hp and good torque amount.
Or else it may consist of a 4.2 liter V8 engine variant which can easily produce around 450 hp along with good torque amount. These engines can get coupled up with either a 6 speed manual or auto transmission system or an 8 speed auto or manual transmission system. All-wheel drive type will be presented as standard option.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency:
Engineers and designers have been successful in reducing weight of drivetrain by using many lightweight materials such as aluminum. This has resulted in improving performance as well as fuel economy of 2017 VW Amarok. Average mileage rate statistics hasn’t been released yet but reports just an improved outcome than before. On summing up drivetrain part, it can be said that it’s full of potential.
2017 VW Amarok – Price, Launch Date and Competition:
Company hasn’t provided any official details about release date and price of 2017 VW Amarok. Trusted sources suggest that by last quarter of 2016 or by 2017’s beginning, it will be released. As one can observe Amarok has a lot of things to offer due to which prices maybe little high i.e. its starting price can be nearly $58,000.
Even though VW Amarok is fairly popular in the pick-up truck segments, there would be several cars which would give a fairly good competition. Some of these cars are Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton. All these are can compete with Amarok on equal footing.