As the guys over at PickupTrucks.com point out, one of the reasons that sales of midsize and compact pickups are declining in the U.S. is that their starting price is only a few thousand dollars of entry-level full-size pickups, which offer buyers more utility.
Volkswagen has just announced pricing on its new midsize Amarok pickup that starts at 26,203 euros – or $35,280. That price tag is for the base crew cab model that is powered by a 122-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and two-wheel-drive. Going for all-wheel-drive will require Europeans to pay an additional $2,500.
There are three trim packages available for the Amarok including base, Trendline and Highline. Prices for the Volkswagen Amarok Highline start at 37,169 euros ($50,050 USD) with all-wheel drive and a 2.0L twin-turbo diesel making 163-hp.
For comparison purposes, the 2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4×2 V6 starts at $23,675.
2011 Volkswagen Amarok:
– By: Kap Shah