The Volkswagen pick-up will go on sale later this year with updated styling inside and out, and possibly a new engine

The facelifted Volkswagen Amarok has been previewed in sketches released by the manufacturer, with updated exterior styling and an upgraded interior.

The premium pick-up gets a redesigned front bumper, and the interior gets a cleaner design with a modified instrument panel that includes a touchscreen infotainment system.

Read our Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 TDI 224 Highline review here

The dimensions remain the same - 5.25 metres long, 2.23 metres wide, with a load bay capacity of 2.52 square-metres - but it could come with a new powertrain, likely to be a derivative of VW's EA288 unit, when it goes on sale later this year.

The outgoing model is powered by a twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel unit available in two different states of tune: 124bhp and 251lb ft, or 161bhp and 295lb ft.

That model is priced from £25,059 to £35,421 and a slight increase is expected for the updated pick-up, but Volkswagen is yet to reveal pricing details.

The Amarok, a rival to the Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200, has been on sale since 2010 and was initially manufactured in Argentina before another production line opened in Hannover in 2012.

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26 April 2016
Premium pickup? more marketing bullshit from VW it's grossly overpriced against the competition from Isuzu,Mitsubishi,Nissan & Toyota. One to pass on I think

26 April 2016
Premium pickup? more marketing bullshit from VW it's grossly overpriced against the competition from Isuzu,Mitsubishi,Nissan & Toyota. One to pass on I think

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