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Volkswagen Amarok 2023: Tailgate and rear lights of the next-generation dual-cab ute teased


Volkswagen’s drawn-out tease for its eagerly awaited next-generation Amarok continues with another short video, this time of the ute’s tailgate and rear lights.

Set for a full unveiling on July 7, this latest reveal adds to the video shown last week of the second-gen Amarok’s distinctly Volkswagen face and optional LED IQ lights.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ latest twitter post shows the ute’s modern-looking rear, complete with giant ‘AMAROK’ embossed lettering, a V6 badge and LED tail-lights. “A powerful design with a strong statement,” is VW’s social media team’s rather paint-by-numbers take on it.

Volkswagen Amarok teaser front LED lights
Volkswagen teased the front end of the new Amarok, too!

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Volkswagen collaborated with Ford on the Ranger/Amarok design process, with the new-generation utes sharing platforms and likely the same V6 and four-cylinder engines. The rear teaser shot shows this version is a V6, but whether it shares the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 that also features in the 2023 Ranger is yet to be confirmed.

Despite being twins-under-the-skin, the Amarok looks set to have a very different exterior aesthetic to the Ford Ranger. The new-generation Ranger’s rear also has large embossed lettering (saying ‘RANGER’, of course), but with more curves and chunkiness to the metal and tail-lights than Volkswagen’s effort.

Volkswagen Amarok teaser IQ Lights
The Amarok will have Volkswagen’s IQ Light system

The 2023 Amarok’s rump is more clean-lined and straighter-edged, with conventional panels and lights – no doubt differentiating itself from the Ford as a more premium, grown-up dual-cab choice. The Ranger, meanwhile, plays up to its blue-collar roots.

With the Amarok’s full reveal still a few weeks away, rest assured there’ll be more teaser videos and images to come, plus confirmation of further key details.