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Old 05-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default New VW Amarok R-Style Concept Announced for Wörthersee Tour

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For more than three decades now, Volkswagen Group fans from all over the world come together for the annual Wörthersee Tour in Austria where the German automaker and its growing portfolio of brands bring a fleet of new models, concept cars and accessories.
This year will be no different with the VW brand having prepared a number of special cars, including a conceptual sports interpretation of the Amarok pickup truck powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel capable of delivering 268hp (272PS / 200kW) and a peak torque of 600Nm (442 lb-ft).

The six-cylinder engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system, which help the two-door pickup truck go from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.9 seconds.

Matching the newly found power is an appearance kit that includes 60mm wider fenders to fit the huge 22-inch wheels in a gunmetal shade with 295/35 performance tires, carbon fiber front and rear aprons, and side skirts, bespoke bumpers, a rear diffuser with dual pipes, and LED lights all around.

VW's designers then went on to upgrade the interior accordingly with body-hugging sport seats, carbon fiber-style dashboard and door panels, a sports steering wheel, red accents and other goods.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Not really sure what to think...the truck segment cut throat beyond belief. They would have to target another market.

The diesel is the ticket for sure.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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A small utility truck!? Mini baja? Win.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Likely full time AWD.

Possibly diesel (although with a diesel utility truck, I would want a little bit more ground clearance and rugged-ization. A sport truck with an -R should probably be a VR6 from the base Tuareg/Cayenne, with Cayenne's 6-speed stick and AWD.)

Small enough to fit in a garage, and a regular parking space.

Light enough to get decent mileage with moderate power.

Sounds good to me.

Frankly, they should screw the Tiguan and CrossBlue non-coupe, and put a full-length roof SUV body on this, and price it under the Tuareg.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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I saw a standard one of these in Ann Arbor a little while ago with a M plate. Not a bad sized truck.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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heck yeah.. this looks good..

Make this and a new bus!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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This thing has awesome written all over in.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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That is a sweet truck that is appropriately sized for people who want something smaller.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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That is a sweet truck that is appropriately sized for people who want something smaller.
I agree. I miss the days of small trucks. My rangers were perfect for what i wanted to do and they still fit in my garage.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Uh yeah I'm definitely okay with that second set of pictures, looks great. I doubt VW could pull off the right ratio of power to price though. They'll juice up the interior with all sorts of techy options and high-class materials, give it a mediocre powerplant and overcharge for it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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Still think it should have Porsche Cayenne's base VR6+6MT+AWD longitudinal drivetrain.
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Pretty neat, this will fill the size gap that the old Ranger and Tacoma left wide open, we all know GM isn't filling it. Hopefully VW doesn't Eos this one up and ruin it.
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What's going on in the bed? Are they just showing that it can carry stuff?
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Pretty neat, this will fill the size gap that the old Ranger and Tacoma left wide open, we all know GM isn't filling it. Hopefully VW doesn't Eos this one up and ruin it.
The Amarok has been around for awhile in Europe and other places, and there's no word on if it's coming to America any time soon.

This is just an R-Style concept of an existing vehicle.
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Their R-Style pickup is gunning for the Ford F-150 Raptor
Wut.




No, really... Wut.
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Maybe in terms of appeal to guys, aesthetically, but otherwise, it is the complete opposite, in terms of trucks.

Single cab vs extended or double.
Small vs. full size, plus fender flares.
Low riding vs. an off-road baja truck with huge suspension travel.

Can't get much more opposite and still be called a pickup truck.
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Makes for a great wall poster. That's about it.
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it´s more El Camino style
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Bring it with a 3 pedal option and I'm down.
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Default Vw Launches Extended-bed Amarok Pickup

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Volkswagen has quietly lifted the veil off of an extended-bed variant of its Europe-only Amarok pickup truck. Appropriately called Amarok Double Cab XXL, the truck is largely aimed at commercial buyers who need to haul around bulky items, and emergency services who are after a capable, all-terrain ambulance.

Only offered with four doors, the Amarok XXL gains 13 extra inches of sheetmetal behind the passenger compartment, stretching the bed's total length to 87 inches and making it possible to carry an ATV or a person lying down on a stretcher. The extra length adds a visible crease in the bodywork in front of the rear wheels.



The rest of the truck is identical to the regular-production Amarok outside and inside, where it retains the long-wheelbase model's five-passenger capacity. The cockpit wears a simple and rather bland design that is typical of commercial vehicles in Europe.

Buyers can choose between a 140-horsepower and a 180-horsepower variant of Volkswagen's 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI mill. The 140-horsepower mill is only available with a six-speed manual transmission while the uprated 180-pony unit can be linked to an eight-speed automatic. Both two- and four-wheel drive variants are offered.

Scheduled to go on sale in Europe over the coming weeks, the Amarok XXL will carry a base price of €30,600 (roughly $40,00) in its home country of Germany before taxes are factored in.
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