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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    As has been reported everywhere, Volkswagen is considering a pickup truck for the North American market. Decisions are up in the air, so it could be a while before we see one in dealerships. But if you want a VW badged vehicle with an open cargo bed now, there's one fun option: a Smyth 'Ute...
  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 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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    A bodyless VW. An Australian wearing a Crocodile Dundee hat. Unnecessary shots fired at politicians. Utes! This video truly has it all. In this review from 4X4 Australia, Dave Morley, certified Australian, runs down all the reasons that you want to live in a market where the Amarok is sold...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    As a co-founder of both Factory Five Racing and Local Motors , Mark Smith is no stranger to the home-built car industry.  With his latest venture, 'Smyth Performance', Mark has set his sights on producing "easier to build cars on existing platforms and systems."  As such, he chose the fourth...
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