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Refreshed 2017 Volkswagen Amarok Spied

Images of the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok testing in Sweden have hit the Web overnight with rumours the six-year old VW ute will be out later this year.

WITH MOST COMPETITORS ROLLING out  new utes late last year, think Ranger PXII, HiLux and NP300 Navara, a refreshed version of Volkswagen’s six-year old Amarok has finally been spotted. Testing in Sweden these images were published on World Car Fans (and there are more images after the jump).

The images show both single and double cab variants testing with camouflage only hiding the front headlights, grille and bumper. This suggests the most significant design changes will only be to the front of the vehicle, and that those changes are likely to mirror the front-end of the new Tiguan which runs a longer grille and rectangular headlights.

Details surrounding other possible changes are hard to come by, but it’s unlikely there’ll be any changes to the engine and transmission line up, although the interior is likely to be tweaked to fall into line with other VW commercial vehicle interiors. We’d suggest the latest Transporter might provide a few hints as to styling on the inside.

It’s believed the refreshed Amarok will be fully revealed soon and go on-sale towards the end of this year.

Question: Do you think tweaking the interior and front end will be enough to keep the Volkswagen Amarok competitive against recently refreshed rivals? See you in the comments.


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Andrew Riles
Andrew Riles
4 years ago

When I first heard the Amarok auto wasn’t going to have low range, I said it should have six normal gears and two crawler gears, and I stand by that…..1st on the rok is closer to 2nd low than 1st low on an auto ranger for example, and I think that an extra gear closer to 1st low on the ford would improve its ability in steep terrain…

PracticalMotoring
4 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Riles

Good point about the Ranger, Andrew. I’ve just been testing one on some tough tracks against a HiLux and the Ranger was certainly the more dramatic of the two 😉 – Isaac

Peter Ton
Peter Ton
4 years ago

There will almost certainly be a bigger engine offered because you can see the black car in the spy shots has bigger front discs and also rear disc brakes (instead of the drums) which could only mean the Amarok has more power.

The white dual cab has a rectangular air vent yet the single cab still has the round air vent. I don’t understand why they would have two different interiors.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober