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wikedgolf
09-17-2007, 05:02 PM
VW puts wheels in motion on pick-ups

By John Reed in Frankfurt

Published: September 11 2007 22:12 | Last updated: September 11 2007 22:12

Volkswagen is considering developing a pick-up truck as it seeks to boost global sales and challenge the growing power of Japan’s Toyota.

VW also plans to develop a “family of small vehicles” akin to the original Beetle in price and design and geared toward urban and emerging-markets buyers, Martin Winterkorn, its chief executive told the Financial Times.


and we wont see them here in the US at all... I've also over heard this is 1 of 12 new vehicles slated to come from VW with in the next couple of years.


Source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/89eb607e-6090-11dc-8ec0-0000779fd2ac,dwp_uuid=e8477cc4-c820-11db-b0dc-000b5df10621,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=htt p%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F89eb607e-6090-11dc-8ec0-0000779fd2ac%2Cdwp_uuid%3De8477cc4-c820-11db-b0dc-000b5df10621.html&_i_referer=

T-Red
09-17-2007, 09:13 PM
You mean this one?

http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/VW/odds/vw_touareg_pickup.jpg

I don't think so... you can't mount a 5th-wheel in it for towing. And if Touaregs are able to tow a 747, they can tow anything.

FunktasticVR6
09-17-2007, 10:46 PM
Cool. A Touareg pickup would be awesome! But europe already has this cool thing:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i128/serboslicer/Misc%20VW/sav004.jpg?t=1190090697

T-Red
09-17-2007, 10:53 PM
Cool. A Touareg pickup would be awesome! But europe already has this cool thing:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i128/serboslicer/Misc%20VW/sav004.jpg?t=1190090697
I've seen a few of those on the freeway here in San Diego. In Mexico it's called a Pointer pickup, not to be confused with the Pointer sedan. A very cheap and cheap-looking vehicle that could never be sold in the US. I doubt VW de Mexico sells that many, when there are better small pickups from the Japanese companies.

Streamline
09-17-2007, 10:55 PM
I'd rock one of those. Nothing beats a German Pickup.

jwill'sMK4
09-18-2007, 12:50 AM
i wonder if that truck ^^^ is built on a MKIV platform can u say front-end swap lol

anitx
09-18-2007, 12:56 AM
i wonder it that truck ^^^ is built on a MKIV platform can u say front-end swap lol

Says the guy with a JTI. :rolleyes:

hmmm....I kind of like the Yellow pick up thing. :e-shrug: