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North America Continues to Wait for the Volkswagen Amarok TDI Pickup – Here’s Why

Back in 2012, there was some buzz about Volkswagen bringing their mid-size pickup offering, the Amarok TDI Pickup Truck, to North America.

Unfortunately, three years later and we’re still waiting. The reasons why vary, but the most significant reason has to do with a hefty tariff imposed upon foreign built trucks. This tariff has to be incorporated into the price, which is why virtually every truck sold locally is built somewhere in a NAFTA country.

Adding to this the fact that the mid-size truck market has suffered over the last decade, and Volkswagen’s concerns of diluting their image with the addition of a pickup, and it’s uncertain whether we’ll ever see this offering in our great country.

This article has all the details, and we’ll keep you posted!