In 2022, new generations of the VW Amarok and Ford Ranger should go into production. As a result of the technical partnership of the two brands, the pickups share underpinnings.
The second-gen Volkswagen Amarok, the first fruit of the Ford-Volkswagen collaboration, will make its debut this summer, according to AutoExpress. The model will be available to order in late 2022. The next-gen Ford Ranger (a global version) follows the Amarok into production. The pickup trucks are siblings, and they share platforms, powertrain, and chassis.
Recently Volkswagen has released a new teaser sketch offering a glimpse at the Amarok’s rear end which looks similar to the new Ford Ranger. The next Amarok will be all-new inside and out including the brand’s latest Virtual Cockpit and steering wheel.
The Volkswagen pickup will receive more connectivity and safety features. It will use Ford’s turbo-diesels (a 3.0-liter V6 and one of its 2.0-liter engines), Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, and a new permanent four-wheel-drive. VW’s powerful TDI diesel engines remain as well.
Volkswagen will assemble its new Amarok in Argentina and South Africa, from where the pickup will be exported to other countries. Like Ford, the German carmaker will probably offer a pure electric flagship version.
By the way, Ford is going to make its EVs on a MEB platform of Volkswagen Group starting from next year.