--
 
8 months with a Renault Clio

Top Car's Wayne Batty says goodbye to his Renault Clio. It’s not a soppy farewell but the little 'automatique' did its maker proud.

Kia's trendy family pick

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post experiences the upcoming Cerato.

SA-bound bakkie: VW's facelifted Amarok revealed

2016-04-21 14:27

PREMIUM BAKKIE: A facelifted Volkswagen Amarok, built in Argentina, will make its local debut in the second half of 2017. Image: Newspress

Cape Town - The first sketches Volkswagen's facelfited Amarok have been revealed. Like the outgoing version, the latest Amarok will combine car-like road manners with full off-road capability.

According to the automaker, the new bakkie gains a more athletic front and a modified instrument panel to emphasise the Amarok's premium design. With a length of 5.25m and a width of 2.23m (side-mirrors included), the Amarok fulfils what's expected of a classic bakkie in both style and practicality.

The headlights and grille receive subtle tweaks while its bumper is notably different with sharper lines. The enhanced bakkie gains new taillights.

Headed for SA

Volkswagen South Africa confirmed its spruced Amarok will arrive locally during the second half of 2017. The international launch will take place in Hannover, Germany later in 2016.

Image gallery: 2017 Volkswagen Amarok

Engines are likely to include the current two-litre TDI units. Hopefully the new bakkie will use the Touareg's 3-litre V6 TDI. Details will be made available closer to the launch date.

Design

The sketches show the striking features of the new bakkie's instrument panel. Round contours give way to horizontal and vertical lines, giving a more striking appearance.

A photo posted by Wheels24 (@wheels24_sa) on


NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    amarok  |  volkswagen  |  south africa  |  new models

Inside Wheels24

Take a virtual tour of the McLaren 570S in SA

Want to experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a 419kW sports car? Take a virtual tour of the McLaren 570S in our interactive Snapchat video filmed in SA.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.