If landing is your thing, then delta4x4, one of Germany’s leading off-road tuning companies, has something exciting to offer. With over 40 years of 4×4 experience, the brand – if you’re unfamiliar – has several extreme models in its eclectic portfolio. From off-road Porsche 911s to badass Jeep Wranglers and Mercedes G-Wagens, the delta4x4 has enough hardware to wow any type of enthusiast, whether off-road or not.
Today, however, the German brand is shedding light on its latest program. This time it’s the new 2023 Volkswagen Amarok that gets the delta4x4 treatment. Enthusiasts eagerly awaiting an all-terrain capable 2023 Amarok can contact delta4x4. While the pickup isn’t a familiar sight in the United States, the Amarok is, however, very popular in Europe. volkswagen took the covers off the latest 2023 model, and fans of the truck are thrilled.
Interestingly, the 2023 Amarok shares a lot of components with the latest-generation Ford Ranger, which is expected to hit US shores very soon. Given that the 2023 Amarok won’t find its way to North America, fans here will miss a potentially sick build. European tankers, on the other hand, will not. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the 2023 VW Amarok by delta4x4.
Discover the all-new 2023 Volkswagen Amarok
Before we get to the delta4x4 build, let’s briefly review the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok. Essentially, the Volkswagen Amarok borrows the underpinnings of the fifth-generation Ford Ranger. The two were conceived, engineered and developed side by side under a “global alliance” program which saw the two automakers working together in Germany, Australia and also in the United States.
The Amarok Mk2, compared to the Ranger, is more angular. VW’s pickup takes on a squarer overall shape and visibly different body sculpting, with the addition of sports bars. The Amarok’s taillights are C-shaped and thinner than those of the Ranger’s wider rectangular taillights. As for the interior, the Amarok has clean, continuous lines, while the Ford opts for more abstract shapes and patterns. The steering wheels are different shapes and the Amarok has toggles for the lower gear instead of Ford’s knobs.
Essentially, the Amarok is more or less a facelifted Ford Ranger. However, it will not be wrong to rephrase it the other way around. Things aren’t all that different when it comes to engines either. The VW Amarok, depending on the market, has a variety of engine options. Those who opt for the diesel will get a 2.0L four-cylinder engine in various states of tune – 148, 168, 201 or 207 horsepower. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 developing 237 or 247 horsepower is also available. In gasoline markets, the Amarok gets a 298-hp 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder. While most Amarok and Ranger models come standard with all-wheel-drive, some regions do offer entry-level rear-wheel-drive versions.
What sorcery did the delta4x4 do to the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok?
How is this VW Amarok different from the regular item you see on European roads? Well, it all starts with visual appeal. The improved appearance of the Amarok made a huge difference in its overall appeal. The truck is now sturdier and looks useful. This Amarok Mk2 delta4x4 sits 150mm (5.9 inches) higher than the stock pickup. Two sets of 20×9 beadlock rims (Hanma 18×9 rims are also available) accentuate the wide profile of the Amarok. Additionally, the delta4x4 has also improved stance via the brand’s “Bull Egg” style fender flares. Available tire sizes include 305/70R18 or 35×12.5 R20. These Mickey Thompson/BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, designed for snow, mud, sand, etc., can get you through the toughest terrain without much effort.
The outdoor party tips don’t stop there. The Amarok gets a delta-designed front bar and winch with synthetic rope by Austrian winch specialist – Horntools, should you ever get stuck in a pickle. As part of the delta4x4 package, the 2023 Amarok Mk2 also receives a customized roof rack, optimized in terms of weight, load capacity and overall height. Another highlight of this VW delta4x4 are the lights from PIAA, the leading supplier of rally lights in Japan.
To make things a bit more utilitarian, there are a couple of light bars located up front, above the bull bar and in front of the roof rack. Additionally, the heavy-duty roof rack includes a shovel, BFGoodrich spare wheel/tyre, jerrycan and small utility box, albeit bespoke with delta branding. As you can see, the Amarok Mk2 2023 delta4x4 is equipped with high-level elements to make your wilderness trip an exciting and memorable experience. In conclusion, delta4x4, along with several partner brands, have done a very good job of transforming what is an industrial runabout into something of an off-road beast.