The German automaker did not reveal the full details of the New Amarok, what is known is that the pickup – which shares the platform of new ranger.
Amarok is initially available in Africa only as a passenger car and in five trim levels: Base, Life, Style, Aventura (luxury) and PanAmericana (off-road).
The Amarok range in the South African market will be diesel only and, therefore, without the 2.3 EcoBoost engine offered regionally in the Ranger.
As with the Ranger, the Amarok’s engine assembly will be carried out at Ford’s Port Elizabeth plant, and will include a 2.0 turbo unit in two stages of modification; 110kW/350Nm and 125kW/405Nm, the 2.0-litre Panther-turbo with 155kW500Nm and the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel producing 184kW/600Nm.
Transmissions will include a five- or six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic and a revised ten-speed automatic developed in partnership with General Motors that V6 models will have as standard.
A temporary all-wheel drive option and a permanent all-wheel drive option will be introduced, with a single-cab version following later after it was dropped from the original Amarok six years ago.