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.
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.
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 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.