Once again: Volkswagen Amarok pickup not coming to the United States
We keep hearing that the Volkswagen Amarok, four-wheel-drive crew-cab V-dub pickup built in Brazil, will come to the United States if the German company can end up at least 100,000 units in the region. Well, the latest report by the folks at InsideLine says that the Amarok pickup won’t be coming to the stateside.
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“Volkswagen is not planning currently to market the Amarok in the U.S.. It is destined for South America, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Capacity of the General Pacheco manufacturing plant in Argentina is 100,000 units yearly, and the planned demand will be fully met,” said Dos Santos, a Volkswagen official. Other markets such as the U.S. and Asia are not in the company’s plans.”
The 2011 Volkswagen Amarok is available with two fuel-efficient turbo-diesel engines including a 163-hp 2.0 TDI and a 122-hp 4-cylinder TDI. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line