The approaching 2019 VW Amarok will finally get more than a deserved upgrade. While the exterior will suffer slightly changes, the interior will get numerous improvements, mostly in quality design and technology features. Furthermore, a new powertrain is available, and it will make Amarok even more powerful.
The Amarok stepped on the scene in 2010 and got some impressive numbers since then. Even that this pickup never broke into the North American market. The big question is if Volkswagen is willing to spend money on entering this market, considering a huge competition. Having in mind that some companies like BMW or Mercedes decided to do exactly that, everything is possible with VW.
2019 VW Amarok – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The exterior upgrades on newly 2019 VW Amarok are subtle. The front end now looks more stylish, thanks to a new grille with two large horizontal bars. Additionally, new LED headlights and daytime running lights are installed. Fascia is slightly lower giving Amarok more sporty look. The side steps are a great investment and are optional.
Apart from this fresh changes, Amarok will stay identical to the previous model. Of course, that is not a bad thing, the front end is changed, while rear end already looked modern at first place. The rear bumper features a center step, so you can easily get in and out of bed. A frame-mounted trailer hitch is also optional. The tailgate is key-lockable, which is a great safety feature.
Like mentioned above, most of the changes happened inside the cabin. New air vents and infotainment screen are upgraded, steering wheel too. Those features suffered a few design changes and now make the VW Amarok 2019 more modern and stylish. The dashboard and center console will remain the same, but a few details have been totally reworked. The steering wheel is coming with controls for the infotainment screen and driver information system. The gauge cluster is reworked as well, and the 3D driver information screen is upgraded.
The center stack gets a larger screen with completely new software. This software includes Guide & Inform system and App Connect. Those two things are helpful, mostly because of navigation. The system is also coming with USB connectivity and Bluetooth. Updated HVAC controls will feature dual-zone controls. The dash is dressed up in new satin chrome piece. It also separates the lower and upper sections, so the look is now more organized.The seats are Nappa leather and are coming with heating options.
2019 VW Amarok – Powerful Engine and Performance
Speaking of powertrain options, there is only one for the 2019 VW Amarok. A new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. This TDI engine is coming in two tunes, with the higher-strung version can make a remarkable 225 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. This engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Volkswagen is reporting that the new 2019 Amarok can reach a top speed of 120 mph, and can reach 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds. The forthcoming VW Amarok is coming with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional.
2019 VW Amarok – Price and Expected Release Date
The 2019 VW Amarok starting price is $29,000. This 2019 model is not that much expensive compared to the last year Amarok. There is no official release date, but it is expected that the VW Amarok will hit the market in a one year time.