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  1. Golf I & Jetta I
    I found a 1982 pickup with 145,000 miles on it for sale near where I live for $3,000. I could use a pickup and being a VW person with 5 MKIVs, I need some help deciding on this one. Gasoline engine. I don't know anything about MKIs. I know quite a bit about MKIVs. Compared to the other Rabbit...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Nowadays, if you want to turn a passenger car into a pick-up—actually Ute is probably apter here—you go to Smyth kit cars, but people have been turning VWs into Utes since the ‘50s. This video from DW tracks the history of the Beutler Pickup, which in 1950 set out to turn the Beetle into a Ute...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Why, is a perfectly good question to ask when confronted with a new project. For instance, if you were to say to yourself, “I’m gonna turn my Beetle into a pick up,” first asking yourself “why,” would not only be acceptable, but advisable. This Californian did not , and then went ahead and...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Silverstone Auctions is making a name for itself with interesting VWs. This time, it’s a Volkswagen T3 pick-up truck that once owned by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer of the 911. The 1989 T3 double cab pick-up was originally purchased for use at the company Porsche, the grandson of...
  7. 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...
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