Autoblog's Noah Joseph was lucky enough to get some time in a diesel-powered 2014 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon in Deutschland. Sounds like the combination of German refinement and "truckliness" was to his liking.
To debut its Amarok truck in Turkey, Volkswagen hired chalk artist Julian Beever to depict a subterranean pickup bursting through the sidewalk. Meanwhile in the United States, a VW salesman wondered where he should tie the balloons to the Routan.
Our story of the VW Amarok motorhome begins in the 234th year of the United States, or 2010. In a modernist condo in Palo Alto, there lived a guy named Gary Jr., whose Brioni suit exuded something people called "expensive."
Volkswagen's Amarok pickup is still not coming to the United States. Also, we're pretty sure it's built in Argentina, not Brazil. [Edmunds InsideLine]
The VW naming department is probably awesome. We're betting it goes like this: "Let's do drugs and read local-language editions of Encyclopedia Brittanica." And that's how the Inuit word for "wolf" came to name this new truck, the VW Amarok.
We've finally uncovered the name of VW's as-of-last-we-heard-unnamed-or-maybe-something-more-robustly-named pickup truck. It'll be called the Volkswagen Amarok. In some dialects, the name means "loves stones" and in Inuit Eskimo, means "wolf." What? Das Germans didn't want to call it "Wolfenstein?" [PickupTrucks]