Official: Vw Amarok SUV on hold

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Production of the Volkswagen Amarok SUV won't start anytime soon as plans were shelved to see how the market for this vehicle develops. An Autocar report says that VW chose to wait because it considers the SUV market to be already saturated.

Volkswagen Group financial boss Klaus-Dieter Schurmann said that it makes the Touareg, the Cayenne, the Q7, the Q5 and Tiguan - five cars in the same class.

Even Schurmann questions if VW really needs another in this class. Specifications released back in December state that the truck will come first in a four-door version with "double cab."

The single cab version is due to arrive in the first half of 2011. Two engines are offered: a 2.0 TDI with common rail injection engine, which develops 163 PS and 400 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm; and a four cylinder TDI, which will be introduced in the first half of 2010. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which will be the single one available for both engines.

The power to these engines will be taken to the ground by the use of three drive concepts: full-time all-wheel drive, switchable all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

The base version of the Amarok is featured with rear-wheel drive. VW had originally planned to launch the car in South America this year, with South Africa and Australia to follow. Europe was supposed to get the car in the second half of 2010.

Topics: vw, vw amarok, suv

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Kia’s Sorento midsize sports utility vehicle is reaching its mid-cycle for the 2018 model year. Thus, its fans, enthusiasts and satisfied customers are expecting the Sorento to receive an update...
by - July 22, 2017
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 astonished the world after arriving as the more powerful and lighter edition of the already impressive Evora 400. Now, Lotus Cars is throwing in another...
by - July 22, 2017
The Europe-bound WRC hatch developed by Toyota and Gazoo Racing team will be limited to just 400 examples as reported by AutoCar this week. Otherwise known as Gazoo Racing Masters...
by - July 21, 2017
Even cops get excited when they’re assigned to drive the best cars in the market. In Austria, police officers drive around in a Porsche 911 Carrera while in Milan, authorities...
by - July 21, 2017
Subaru has already announced that the all new Impreza will be out by fall this year. The 2018 model year not only gets a number of new upgrades, but it...
by - July 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries