2023 VW Amarok Shows Its Giant Ford Ranger-Derived Infotainment Touchscreen


VW has dropped another teaser for the new generation of the Amarok. This time, the German company gives us a first look at its new portrait-style infotainment system which – predictably – is identical to the one of the Ford Ranger, although the rest of the cabin does have its own unique features in each truck.

The Amarok will be available with a large touchscreen covering most of the central console, with a diameter of 10 inches or 12 inches depending on the trim level – just like in the Ford Ranger. The new system will offer more connectivity features and a premium car-like design inside the pickup. The screen will integrate the climate controls, navigation, online services, vehicle settings, parking assistant, and media control.

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The portrait-style touchscreen display is mounted between the climate vents, which appear to be slightly different from the Ford, having a more angular shape. The physical buttons for the shortcuts below the infotainment are also unique to the Amarok, gaining an aircraft-style design. In the latest teaser we can also see Volkswagen’s steering wheel with integrated buttons and an illuminated emblem. Mind you, this is not the first time we get to see the dashboard of the Amarok since VW published an interior sketch back in December 2021.

Besides the fancy infotainment, VW has confirmed that the Amarok will come equipped with a digital instrument cluster, IQ.Light Matrix LED technology, more than 30 ADAS, 10-way electrically adjustable seats, and a premium sound system. The lineup will have five grades – the entry-level Amarok, the mid-range Life and Style, plus the flagship off-road-focused PanAmericana and road-focused Aventura. Powertrain options will include one petrol and four diesel engine ranging between 2.0 liters and 3.0 liters in capacity. We also know the Amarok’s towing capability of 3.5 tonnes (7,716 lbs) and its cargo capacity of up to 1.2 tonnes (2,645 lbs).

The 2023 VW Amarok will debut towards the end of the year, shortly after production commences in South Africa.



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