Volkswagen will launch its Amarok pickup truck in North America as the brand searches out new ways to expand its product offering on this side of the Atlantic. According to a report by Car & Driver the Amarok will eventually wind-up on our shores, although it’s not expected to make the jump any time soon.
Having just launched in Europe, the Amarok starts at 26,203 Euros (given current rates of exchange that’s about $35,300) for a two-wheel drive model powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel.
If VW hopes to make a success of the truck in this market it will need to deliver more powerful engines, although with VW’s expertise in diesels the German automaker may have a lot of success with a smaller pickup in North America that’s available with a diesel engine.
We suspect that if the rumors are true then the Amarok won’t debut until the next generation of the truck – a solid 5 years away, if not longer.
Additional rumors suggest VW may also look to bring over the Caddy MPV and yet there continues to be no confirmation on a VW Polo for the U.S.