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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    As we look with interest at what Rivian is doing with its electric pickups, so is Volkswagen. And they’re looking because they want to see if an electric version of the Amarok could be possible. Speaking to Autoblog , VW’s Thomas Ulbrich, head of electric mobility, said that the possibility of...
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    Earlier today during the automaker's Annual Media Conference state of the business event, Volkswagen Chair Herbert Diess showed a glimpse of the next-generation of Volkswagen's Amarok compact pickup, which will be the first result of VW's partnership with Ford. The Volkswagen/Ford collaboration...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Amarok and the Ranger may soon share a chassis but , by all accounts, the Amarok was already a pretty good pickup . We’ve all quietly pined for it, but now we’re being tortured by it. That’s because Arctic Trucks , a company that builds trucks designed to take on the Kalahari Desert...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Remember when Ford and Volkswagen signed a development deal  in June and we were all crossing our fingers for a pickup? Well, it could kind of be happening. Australia’s GoAuto reports that VW’s Australian managing director, Michael Bartsch, thinks an Amarok-Ranger tie-up is the only logical...
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    Move over, Mercedes. You aren't the only ones who can make a six-wheeled monster utility vehicle. Volkswagen is looking at a 6x6 Amarok of its own. The six-wheel Amarok pickup (and no, it won't actually be a 6x6. It'll be a 6x4) is being developed by Australian conversion company Six Wheeler...
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    The Detroit three must be laughing because selling trucks is easy. The ad format has been around since the dawn of time : Hook a truck up to something heavy, pull said heavy thing, ???, profit. Well, VW is no exception to the rule and it has hooked up its Amarok V6 diesel to a 49-ton tram and...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s management has proven itself to be excellent at a few things. They can run a hell of a company, they’re good at (ahem) crisis management, and they’re rapidly earning their entry to the Player Haters Ball . A few weeks ago we heard Matthias Müller drop the mic on Tesla ( boy, did...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Can I be honest? I’ve never been that impressed by the Amarok. I mean, sure, in that it’s a VW pickup, there’s some appeal to it. But VW’s refusal to bring to America has never bothered me. Not until today, that is. That’s because I’d never seen what it was capable of in a drag race. So the...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s chief engineering officer confirms an Atlas-based truck is a possibility. The new three-row SUV is coming soon to North America, and speaking to CarBuzz, Dr. Matthias Erb said that Volkswagen is asking how it can further scale the platform developed for the Atlas, and turning the...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    When it came time to advertise the updated Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI in Australia, the brand wanted to find a special way to promote the new more powerful engine. “Ute advertising in Australia is typically all the same,” Carlos Santos, the director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    America might get one more pickup in the form of Volkswagen's Amarok. That’s according to the CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, Hinrich Woebcken, who told Road & Track that a US version will be considered when the platform is replaced in the next year or two. VGoA revealed this week that...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in September rumors first arose of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles selling vehicles in the US and now there’s more. Automotive News reports that an insider has been spilling beans about a US-bound Crafter. “No decision has been made, but the option is being analyzed,” a source told...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Amarok may some day come to our shores if recent comments from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' CEO are anything to go off. According to a recent report from Reuters , CEO Eckhard Scholz told reporters last week that the US is “still a highly interesting market.” VW’s commercial brand has...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Jianguai Automobile Co. (JAC) and Volkswagen will sign an agreement this month to produce pickup trucks in China, reports cnpickup.com, a Chinese website that covers the country’s pickup market. The move comes after JAC chairman, An Jin, told the media in March that he wanted to establish a...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Earlier this week we reported that Rainer Zietlow and his trusty Volkswagen Touareg had arrived in Lisbon, Portugal . On its own, not an amazing achievement—though Lisbon is a pretty harrowing place. No, what was really impressive was where he and his team took off from less than a week before...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week European automakers were in Fulda, Germany, for the annual RETTmobil Emergency Expo, a show dedicated to emergency response vehicles. Volkswagen was on hand with six vehicles to show off, designed to handle medical emergencies and fires. The Passat wagon, for example, was...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is making its pickup even more pickup-y, by adding the latest generation of 3.0L V6 turbodiesel to the lineup. The new engine, they say, will add power and give drivers more torque lower down in the rev range. The new engine is rated at about 220 hp and 400 lb/ft of torque, but it...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Design sketches for the latest Amarok update have been revealed by Volkswagen and the brand is saying that it will go on sale in the UK later this year. The regrettably non-American, though not at all un-American, Amarok gets new styling all over, with a grille that’s more in line with current...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Winter testing isn't quite over in Sweden and these Amaroks, a single and dualcab, were caught driving in the late winter slush. After all the camouflaging cleverness being done on Volkswagen's new SUVs , we're frankly disappointed by the traditional camo on these Amaroks. These aren't brand...
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