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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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Volkswagen Tristar Concept

Another Volkswagen pickup that we will probably never see here in Canada. World Car Fans were the first to report on the unveiling of the concept in Hanover. Some of the details from the article, it was created to celebrate … Continue reading

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