Volkswagen’s second-generation Amarok pickup, the result of a collaboration with Ford, is longer than the current model, has improved off-road capabilities, and comes with a new suite of driver-assistance functions.
The Amarok's dimensions are a close match to the Ford Ranger. The pickups also share engines and drivetrains.
The Amarok was designed in Australia and will be built in South Africa, VW Commercial Vehicles said at the pickup's unveiling on Tuesday.
Sales will start by year-end in Belgium, South Africa and Luxembourg. Deliveries will start in Australia and New Zealand in January, followed by all European countries. The rollout will continue in the Middle East in February, with other countries to follow starting in April.
VW has not said whether the Amarok will be sold in North America, but the automaker is planning on reviving the Scout nameplate -- formerly used by International Harvester -- as the basis for light-duty trucks in the U.S., starting in 2026.
Volkswagen has not announced prices.