2011 Volkswagen Amarok goes on sale for 26,203 euros… or about $35,280 USD

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.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: PickupTrucks.com