• Feb 16, 2010

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Amarok single-cab – Click above for high-res image gallery

Is the two-door, single-cab pickup truck a thing of the past? Sometimes it seems that way, and judging by the distinct lack of bench seats and long beds we see roaming the parking lots at the local Home Depot, most of us prefer an extra set of doors and a couple more seat belts in lieu of a lower price. Looking around the streets of small-town America, though, not to mention other countries that depend on the personal pickup truck, there's still a need for an honest-to-goodness little work truck – and that often means a single cab.

Volkswagen appears to realize this fact, and here are the spy photos to prove it. Somewhat surprisingly, VW doesn't seem the least bit concerned with camouflaging these single-cab Amaroks, despite the fact that the German automaker has so far only offered a dual-cab configuration. We have no idea when this two-door Amarok may hit the global market, but we'd expect to see the same 2.0-liter common-rail turbo diesel four-cylinder with 163 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and we still don't expect to see it in the U.S.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The VW Crafter is not really a VW, it's also sold as Mercedes Sprinter. VW/Merc uses their own engines though.

      VW has done pickup trucks before - the first one (Caddy) was a Mk1 Golf with a pickup bed on it. It's a great little truck, and I still see it all the time even though it went out of production about 20 years ago.

      The second one they "made" was a 4WD Toyota Hilux with VW badges on it, called VW Taro.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's weird that VW uses a Dodge Caravan for the Routan and a Chevy Colorado for the Amarok. I guess they want to keep development costs down. WAY down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, at first glance I thought this was a cheapened, re-badged version of the Chevy Colorado.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep, looks alot like a Colorado without the Wagon Queen Family Truckster front end.
        • 4 Years Ago
        are ya shure this isnt a gm product
        • 4 Years Ago
        Paint the fenders to match the body please!!! Ack.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it looks good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that a walrus driving that truck?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see a lot of this in the Amarok's design [img]http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo8/affordmycar/DSCF0556.jpg[/img]
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hello Chevrolet Colorado!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, that is exactly what I was going to post. Word for word.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Must have had the munchies for some Sibylla hotdogs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Ford Transit is selling like hotcakes for a reason. The same reason this little pickup will do very well and that's to deliver quickly and efficiently in crowded American cities.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yay a Chevy Colorado that cost more to repair, America needs this truck!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this really not related to the Colorado?? and isn't a European pick-up truck an oxymoron? I'm not a Middle-American but I still find something very weird about a pick-up with a Volkswagen logo on it
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it shares some parts with the Crafter. So it is totally VW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With Ford stopping production of the only decent small pickup on the American market, they are leaving a hole VW could, well, drive a truck through.

      Small truck with a diesel. Please bring it.
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