Volkswagen said its new Amarok pickup will be plainly different in style from the following Ford Ranger pickup it will be primarily based on.
VW’s professional cars division has produced a sketch of the new pickup, which it will launch following 12 months.
The style hints at a beefy, off-highway functionality version in line with the Raptor top-spec model of the current Ford Ranger.
The Amarok will be developed and crafted by Ford as aspect of a wider settlement in between the two providers.
“It truly is not heading to be just a superb pickup. It truly is heading to be a legitimate Volkswagen far too — with crystal clear DNA in both of those technological know-how and style,” VW Industrial Automobiles CEO Carsten Intra said for the duration of the unit’s yearly media convention on March 25.
The pickup will be “specifically what our clients would want,” Intra said.
Ford said in January that it will establish the Amarok at its plant in Silvertown, South Africa, wherever it is investing $686 million to increase yearly manufacturing capability to 200,000 models from 168,000.
VW ended manufacturing of the Amarok at its Hanover plant in Germany last 12 months. The factory is becoming retooled to establish the ID Excitement, a modern, entire-electrical version of VW’s Microbus that turned a nineteen sixties icon, and flagship electrical automobiles for Audi, Porsche and Bentley.
Ford and VW announced a strategic partnership in 2019. The tie-up also consists of strategies for Ford to engineer and establish a new VW Transporter van together with its following Transit Customized van, with manufacturing starting off in 2023 in Turkey.
VW will establish a new compact van for both of those providers primarily based on the new VW Caddy, which went on sale at the stop of last 12 months. The Ford version will launch following 12 months. VW’s plant in Poznan, Poland, will establish both of those vans.
Ford is applying VW’s MEB electrical platform to establish EVs at its plant in Cologne, Germany. Ford said last thirty day period that its passenger automobile fleet in Europe will develop into all-electrical by 2030.