The new Volkswagen Amarok shares its platform and most engines – unique petrol solutions excluded – with the new Ford Ranger. This has been effectively specific previously.
But the two utes’ similarities don’t indicate they can’t seem unique inside and out – as we see to a lesser degree with the associated Isuzu D-Max and its Mazda BT-50 spinoff.
Popular factors contain the windscreen, side and rear home windows, roof, doorway handles, and mirror housings. But there’s a great deal of differentiation way too.
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As you can see from these side-by-sides of two high-stage grades, the bonnet and grille designs are diverse, as are the headlights, daytime working lights, and bumpers.
There also appears to be to be unique wheel arch styles (the Volkswagen’s currently being squarer) and sculpting earlier mentioned them, although the shaping of the doorway skins is tricky to inform aside – the Ford’s looks a minimal wider, most likely.
The sculpting together the facet of each and every tub is more differentiated, and there are distinctive designs of sailplanes and sports bars dependent on which quality you opt for.
The tail-mild designs are diverse, with the VW’s C-formed models currently being the slimmer, and whilst the tailgates share handles they have diverse metal stamping and (clearly) branding.
On the within it appears to be like like the equipment shifters, headlight management banking institutions and indicator stalks are shared, as is the portrait touchscreen components.
But the screens will have brand-particular skins and software, and the cabins seem to have various steering wheels, reduce switchgear (rockers in the VW, buttons in the Ford), cupholder spots, vents, higher sprint moulds, and dash plastic patterns.
Just for a quick reminder: the Ranger and Amarok will each present Ford-produced one-turbo and bi-turbo 2.-litre diesel engines, and a 3.-litre V6 diesel also sourced from Ford.
The Ranger Raptor will provide a unique twin-turbo 3.-litre V6 petrol, even though Volkswagen Australia has indicated it will offer you a person Ford engine that won’t arrive in the Ranger below – a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol 4.
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