2019 VW Amarok USA Edition review

The world’s largest carmaker prepares the launch of a new 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition. These days, we are witnessing the big revival of the mid-size truck segment in North America. Models like Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline are very successful on the market, so it’s no wonder that Ford is bringing back its famous Ranger model. Another player that will soon enter the game is Amarok.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition

This truck has its debut several years ago in Europe and it looks like the company is preparing it for the U.S. market as well. The new model should come by the end of the year. According to some reports, we could see a few revisions, compared to the European model, especially in terms of powertrain and trim level organization. The 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition should come in the second half of the year.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition redesign

Speaking in general, the 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition won’t be much different compared to its original, European version, we are about to see several tweaks. The original model came nine years ago, which indicate that we could see a completely new version for this occasion. In practice, this could mean a completely new design, which plenty of new technologies and design solutions. Still, our reliable source suggests the 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition will continue to ride on a familiar platform, which the changes will be mostly visual.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition rear view

Expect to see a bunch of new details, especially at the front, where the new truck should follow the brand’s newest design language, something similar to what we can see on the new Atlas model. On the inside, expect plenty of novelties as well. Things that should come are a new dashboard design, a more spacious cabin and a bunch of new features.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition equipment

It is still early to speculate about the exact list of standard equipment, but we could presume that the base trim level organization will remain the same, or similar at least. So far, this truck has been offered in three versions.

The base model is a rear working machine, with only necessary equipment. Consider it as some kind of a bare-bone version of the truck that comes even without power accessories.

A mid-range Trendline brings a lot of improvement, so you can count on things like automatic climate control, latest multimedia gadgets including touchscreen interface, CD player, aluminum wheels, body kit in the same color as sheet metal etc.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition interior

 

Finally, there is a top range Highline, which besides more equipment also comes with numerous visual details, such as bigger wheels, new grille etc. The 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition could add one more trim level.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition engines

The engine lineup will definitely be different compared to the European model. The base gasoline engine will probably remain but should see a V6 version as well. In the current model, a base engine is a 2.0-liter unit with around 160 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque.

For the U.S. market, a larger V6 should come too. It should be a familiar 3.0-liter unit, which will deliver around 300 horses.

Diesel engine

A diesel engine is also possible. The current model comes with two oil-burners. The first one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI with around 175 horsepower.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition engine

On the other side, a 3.0-liter V6 delivers around 220 horses and seems like a much better choice.

2019 VW Amarok USA Edition release date

At the moment, it is early to speculate about some more precise 2019 VW Amarok USA Edition launch date. Still, it will most likely come in the fall.

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