Volkswagen is planning to bring to their new pickup truck to dealerships in Spring 2010.Ã‚Â Originally called the Robust, the Amarok is named after the giant wolf of Inuit mythology.
Reports say that the firstÃ‚Â Amarok will be a four dour model powered by one of several VW diesel engines mated to a six speed gearbox with four wheel drive.Ã‚Â A two door model will be debut later.Ã‚Â The bed is around 5 feet in length which is comprable to a Honda Ridgeline. VW’s prime markets for the Amarok are Africa, Australia, South America and Russia. There is no word on the Amarok coming to North America, but some believe that VW will bring a bluemotion version to highlight their clean diesel technology.
VW has not given the North American market a pickup since the old VW Rabbit pickup. America has given the Germans David Hasselhoff and Baywatch. He stars in one of their Max and Bus ads, and they made aÃ‚Â Baywatch inspired commercial with the previously named Robust.
The Amarok will initially be built in VW’s Argentine plant. It will debut at dealerships in South America in the Spring of 2010, followed by a European release around summer 2010.
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Check out the the Robust ad after the break