São Paulo - Volkswagen has confirmed that it is working on a brand new sub-Amarok bakkie that will initially be launched in Brazil, but which could also find its way to other markets.
The design sketch that you see here is an official teaser for a “near production” concept vehicle that will be revealed at the São Paulo Motor Show on November 6 - with the showroom version set to follow in “the foreseeable future” with “just a few minor tweaks”.
At this stage we don’t know if it will fully replace the current Saveiro half-tonner that’s currently sold in South America, or if it will slot above it, and that ultimately depends on whether there is a no-frills single cab version in the pipeline. The concept is a double cab, which would logically compete with the Renault Oroch and Fiat Toro.
The concept is based on the MQB modular platform just like the latest Polo and it also has 4Motion all-wheel-drive, but front-driven variants would almost certainly be in the mix too.
The double cab also sports an interesting innovation in the form of a variable loading area, in which the cab’s rear panel folds to “significantly extend” the load bay in just a “couple of simple steps” says VW.