It’s been very nearly a year since we heard anything on the Volkswagen and Ford tie-up for Argo AI or VW’s pickup that will be based on the Ford Ranger. Recently VW gave its first indication of what the VW Amarok pickup will look like. The drawings seen below are VW’s version of the Ranger, and it looks pretty good.
You can bet that the actual production vehicle will be missing some of these stylized characteristics, but the overall shape of the pickup is likely shown in this rendering. The front of the truck has a grill and style that fits in with the VW family. Underneath the Amarok nameplate in front of the truck, it appears as if the front bumper may hold a winch. We see yellow tow hooks sticking out the front and an independent front suspension.
We doubt the bulging fender flares and the big beefy wheels and tires make it to production. It does look as if VW has attempted to make the truck have an off-road look with what appears to be a skid plate underneath the front bumper. One thing is clear is that the drawing of the new Ford Ranger-based VW Amarok looks nothing like the boring version of the pickup that sold outside the United States right now.
A pickup isn’t all Ford and VW have cooking despite having heard little about their projects since last year. VW has invested heavily in Argo AI, the Ford-owned autonomous car arm. We’ve also heard little about the commercial van program the two companies are working on or the EV using the VW MAB platform. The assumption is those programs are ongoing.
Source: Fox News