Volkswagen is crushing it in auto sales around the world, but their lineup just isn't deep enough for total domination of the US market. A statement by VW's Light Commercial Vehicle boss suggests that might change, possibly bringing Amaroks, Transporters, and(/or?) Caddys here.
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]