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More non-news about VW considering adding a Pickup and Van to the US Lineup

There have been several additional stories being circulated about VW considering adding a Pickup Truck and/or a Van to the US lineup. I can’t really see anything new in any of these articles, for the most part they just seem … Continue reading

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A mid-sized pickup from Mercedes that we probably can’t have either

So news, here and here, is surfacing this morning that Mercedes may be looking at building a mid-sized pickup truck for roughly 2020. The interesting things from the article on PickupTrucks.com is that the US will be producing commercial vans … Continue reading

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VW Explores Vans and Pickups to Broaden U.S. Customer Appeal

I took the headline directly from the first article that came out recently as a result of a press conference held in Hannover, Germany. When I saw this last week while I was on vacation, I immediately emailed the author, … Continue reading

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VW’s Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

The reader who indicated he was going to Germany a couple of weeks ago sent along some photos from the Autostadt confidence track. He didn’t provide a lot of details, other than to say that it was a good day … Continue reading

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Blog Update

Hello Readers There hasn’t been much news recently about the Amarok as it pertains to Canada and what little news that I have found is depressing. There was an article posted on Driving.ca, that talked about the return of compact … Continue reading

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Off-Road Ambulances

Matt Hardigree over on Jalopnik started a thread on off road ambulances. I have to say that there are some pretty cool looking ambulances in the comments on the thread, but I liked that fact that he started the thread … Continue reading

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2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon in Ottawa

On the weekend I had the opportunity to check out a local GM dealership and drive by a second, both had the new mid-sized trucks in stock. In fact the dealership that I went to on Saturday had one sitting … Continue reading

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Amarok Trademark

It was pointed out to me a while ago by reader Chris that Volkswagen Canada had applied for a trademark on the use of “Amarok” as it applied to vehicles, including models and toys. It was initially filed back in … Continue reading

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Shanghai

I walked about 19km today exploring this city, I tried to keep an eye out looking for Amarok’s, but I didn’t see any. VWs are rather common here though. If I were to count all of the vehicles that I … Continue reading

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Singapore

This week I find myself in Singapore, whenever I travel outside of Canada and the US, I always keep an eye out for Amaroks. On the first day here I went for a nice long walk and saw various vehicles, … Continue reading

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