Volkswagen Amarok will arrive in Australia in April 2023

Volkswagen Amarok – The all-new, next-generation Volkswagen Amarok will arrive in Australia in April 2023 in the most sought-after specifications – Style, PanAmericana and Aventura – with turbo petrol and diesel power, including the ute’s iconic V6.

MY23 Volkswagen Amarok Pan Americana and AdvenuraFollowing shortly after, approximately mid-year, the Amarok Core and Life specifications will arrive, rounding out a second-generation Volkswagen ute line-up that provides a stylish and premium edge with high product value.

The Amarok Style, available with a choice of 154kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel or 184kW/600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, will be the top selling Volkswagen ute positioned just above the previous Amarok Highline.

MY23 Volkswagen Amarok Style

To answer the high demands of Volkswagen Amarok customers, the Style will lead the segment with IQ.LIGHT Matrix LED headlamps, 12″ infotainment display with navigation, 12″ Digital Cockpit pro and 10-way driver/8-way passenger power adjustable front seats with heating as standard.

MY23 Volkswagen Amarok PanAmericana

PanAmericana and Aventura will provide a new level of off-road and on-road sophistication, respectively. The former unique with all-terrain 18-inch tyres and darkened sports exterior accents combining with a leather-covered dashboard and Harman/Kardon premium audio; the latter with largest-ever 21-inch wheels, ‘Savona’ leather trim, electronic roll cover and chrome accent exterior.

MY23 Volkswagen Amarok Adventura

The PanAmericana is diesel V6 exclusive. The Aventura builds on Volkswagen TSI heritage with a 222kW/452Nm 2.3-litre turbo petrol engine, or diesel V6. This will triple flagship offerings beyond the current Aventura with its diesel V6 only, in response to customer demand.

In 2020, 58% of Amarok customers selected a high-grade variant and 42% a lower-grade variant. By 2022, 78% favoured a high grade Volkswagen ute and 22% a lower grade.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles director Ryan Davies said the second-generation Amarok line-up has been honed to complement existing Volkswagen ute strengths with new answers to customer demand.

MY23 Amarok engine.

“The Amarok is a pioneer for diesel V6 performance and driving dynamics, in combination with the load carrying and towing capacities the segment expects, and these remain key requirements for our new Volkswagen ute,” Mr Davies said.

“Especially late in the lifecycle of the original Amarok we saw customer preferences move towards flagship models, and this trend will continue. Our customers demand performance and value, and that’s what we’re delivering for powertrain choice, engineering, safety and technology.

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“With a new turbo petrol engine, steering and suspension tuned by the finest Volkswagen engineers, and exclusive details such as a leather-covered dash, premium audio, and widescreen Digital Cockpit, this Amarok more than answers our customer demands.”

The all-new second-generation Volkswagen Amarok will arrive in Australia in April 2023 after having a team of over 20 Volkswagen designers and engineers stationed in Australia for more than three years working on the all-new ute – a ute that will sell in greater numbers here than anywhere else in the world.