First-Gen 2024 VW Amarok Gets Second Act in South America With Facelift

Interesting photo from VW The Amarok has emerged from South America, but it’s not the second-generation model introduced last year. Instead, it’s a facelifted version of the original pickup that will be produced exclusively in South America.

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The new Amarok that will get the rest of the world shares its underpinnings with the current Ford Ranger. However, Volkswagen decided to refresh the first generation model instead of introducing this new model in South America.

He shared this image of the updated truck online Engine1 Argentina and believed to have been taken at the VW plant in Pacheco, Argentina, where the new model will be produced. Alternatively, it could have been picked up somewhere in Brazil, where VW is known to be testing the modified truck.

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    First-Gen 2024 VW Amarok Gets Second Act in South America With Facelift

The first-generation VW Amarok (above) debuted in 2010, while the second-generation model (below) was introduced in 2022

    First-Gen 2024 VW Amarok Gets Second Act in South America With Facelift

Although it is only a facelift, the styling updates introduced by the German automaker bring a significant upgrade to the front end Amarok. It is noteworthy that the designers created new headlights and installed a new radiator grille and bumper. It is also reported that the high-end models will also have LEDs integrated into the radiator grille.

No images of the vehicle’s sides or rear have been shared online yet, but the changes made to those areas will reportedly be less significant than those up front. Expected tweaks include new wheels and different taillights.

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Various interior updates are said to be included in the model. They are expected to include a fancy new digital instrument panel, a modern infotainment screen with the latest ‘VW Play’ system, upgraded upholstery and several safety upgrades such as additional airbags, adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.

Mid-size powertrain options available to pick up They are expected to remain unchanged, offering South American customers a choice between a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with 138 PS (140 PS) and 178 PS (180 PS) versions, as well as a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 producing 255 hp (258 PS). The four-cylinder models will offer options for rear-wheel drive or 4Motion AWD, along with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. Meanwhile, the V6 variant will be exclusively paired with 4Motion and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

    First-Gen 2024 VW Amarok Gets Second Act in South America With Facelift

Photo by Motor1 Argentina