http://www.worldcarfans.com/11203064...iled-in-genevaVolkswagen has unveiled the Amarok Canyon concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Designed for freestyle kayakers, the pickup has a Baladi Orange exterior with flared wheel arches and a 40mm lift kit. There's also auxiliary lights, electrically-deployable side steps and tinted taillights. Out back, the bed holds two carbon fiber kayaks, a set of paddles and all the related accessories.
The cabin has two-tone leather seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and auxiliary gauges.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter TDI engine that develops 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and a locking rear differential.
Last edited by sp_wh; 03-07-2012 at 11:13 AM.
I saw a silver one (from the original post) in Dallas crossing under 121/Hebron parkway one day.
I first saw it i was like WTF? no way! and then they crossed right in front of me... no time to take a pic though... Probably from Mexico i assume
Cool story right?
I've said it before and I'll say it again, bring it to the west and it will sell like crazy. I want one so so so so bad. Stupid chicken tax
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It's really too bad this won't make it to the US. I would buy this but not because it's a VW but because it's a light DIESEL pickup. I don't care if it costs as much as a full size truck (which is one reason why it won't sell well here). I don't want something that big.
Why doesn't VW move the assembly to the US? I can't beleive Ford has not lobbied to get this tax abolished or add some loophole so they don't have to import their trucks.
granted a VW PU would not be anywhere near as relaible as a toyota, but I think VW needs to seriously consider entering this market if it want's to sell the number of vehicles in NA it is attempting to do.
Do well but only have a sliver of market share? Some of you are so blinded by the badge on the front that you cant see straight. This would not sell well in the west, and if it came it probably would be 40k+ and no availiable diesel. Theres no point of it over the more capable workhorse domestic trucks, which will slide in less expensive than the Amarok. Is it cool looking? Hell effing yes it is. Is it awesome that it comes in a manual tranny with a diesel? Yep, pretty damn awesome. Is it something that would sell like crazy on NA shores? Nope, not even close. Alot goes into brining it here. Federalized crash tests, emissions, etc. If VWAG thought it could make a profit here, it would be here. They know alot more than we do.
I'm a VW fan for sure, and for me +$40K for a truck is not an issue. I just spend $46K on a new touareg TDI. hell, I wanted a T4 back when I bought my passat, but I was a little too late to get one.
I'm not badge blind, I'm a pragmatist. If VW built this in the US, alongside other models, they could make it more cost effective, and be competative....cars like the new new beetle amaze me that people will spend nearly $30K on a loaded one...so I have no doubt that VW could sell enough PU's to expand the brand offerings and sell a reasonable amount of units to be profitable.
Last edited by Turbio!; 03-07-2012 at 02:41 PM.
I'm just hoping Canada gets it, but I honestly don't see it viable in the USA, granted it's a much larger market to tap than Canada, it just seems logistically more difficult. Wonder where those 2000 Amaroks went that were sitting in that US port awhile back, my bet is South America or Mexico
Hahaha, designed FOR freestlye kayakers. Now THERES a market for ya.
I said I would buy it back in the early pages but the more I see it, the less I think I would buy it. I dont know, a little guy like that for $40k? Even $35k is too much. I like the concept of a light duty diesel pickup more than this particular one. I dont know. Just something about it now that I just dont care for.
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