Pickup truck sales
have tanked here in the States, but in emerging markets, affordable haulers are still in demand. VW
has announced that those markets would get a sneak peak at the concept version of its upcoming pickup truck
offering at next week's Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany. Our friend Mike Levine over at Pickuptrucks.com says that while VW calls the upcoming truck a one ton, it's more like a mid-sizer. Since the spy pics we showed you
back in April were of a Toyota
HiLux body sitting atop VW internals, we'd tend to agree with that statement.
Names on the table for VW's upcoming truck are the Robust and Taro II, and it's to be built in Pacheco, Argentina beginning next year. The Robust was not designed for the US market, so Stateside VW fans will have to cut the back out of a Touareg
if they need an open truck bed.