Second-Gen VW Amarok Imagined With 2019 Touareg Styling Cues

The Amarok has been with us for a long time, having initially being launched in 2010 and receiving new engines in 2013 and a revamp in 2016, so its replacement is long overdue.

While there’s no official word on when this might be revealed, we wouldn’t be surprised if the second-gen adopts VW’s new corporate design language that’s so vividly displayed by the 2019 Touareg.

This rendering, penned by Geoffrey Garitey, depicts just that, with the pickup truck featuring a totally new front end, a raised bonnet, different-shaped windows, wider wheel arches and tweaked doors.

While this design would definitely work for with the successor of the Amarok, the vehicle won’t have much in common with the new Touareg.

In fact, while the latter sits on the MQB architecture, the former will still have a body-on-frame construction, which will allow it to tackle the Mercedes-Benz X-Class along with other mid-size pickup trucks.

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The Amarok is being built at VW’s plant in Argentina and is available in Europe, South America, Oceania, Russia and South Africa – but, despite previous reports to the contrary, it won’t be introduced in the North American market.

The German manufacturer has instead decided to show a pickup truck version of its Atlas SUV in the form of the Tanoak concept at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

The production model, which will be VW’s pickup truck for North America, will be underpinned by the same platform as the Atlas and its upcoming sporty version, previewed by the Cross Sport Concept. It will be manufactured at the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, and will rival the likes of the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.

  • no25

    Oh, man. That face does not work on a truck

    • Six Thousand Times

      I think I agree. Too much detail?

  • LWOAP

    More renders.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Why? Your eyes aren’t already in enough pain?

      • LWOAP

        No.

        • Dr Strangefingger

          Ok, more renders then. Jeezzz!

  • Dr Strangefingger

    I hope they make this horrible looking model so it fails and VW never again attempts this truck market krapp.

  • Nordschleife

    While this is a decent render, the Toureag face is too feminine for a truck imo.

  • Autoexperte

    it looks bad