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Persistent Rumours May 2016

For the last week or so, I have seen a couple of articles pop up on autoomobile.com, I pretty much dismissed them as I couldn’t find anything to back them up. One article said that the 2017 Amarok was coming … Continue reading

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Production V6 TDI for the Amarok

So there is news today from Jalopnik that VW will be producing the Amarok for the European market with an optional V6 TDI producing 220 horsepower and 405 pound feet at 1,500 RPM. Of course, we probably won’t see it over here.

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Amarok Update Spring 2016

Hello Faithful Readers My apologies for my long absence, I received some mixed health news in the fall and the news of VW’s dieselgate dominated the news, so I didn’t feel that I could contribute much to the noise. There … Continue reading

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Amarok Living in Ontario

So I was contacted by a reader, who I will identify as Jim. Jim’s father lives and works both in Mexico and Ontario and as a result has driven his Mexican plated Amarok to Ontario. The vehicle spends a fair … Continue reading

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Amaroks spied testing in Arizona

There is a brief article over on The Fast Lane Truck (tfltruck.com) that shows us a few photos of Amaroks spotted in Arizona. They also mention that  the Chicken Tax is supposed to go away in the near future. If … Continue reading

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Chicken Tax, going, going, gone(?)

So Automotive News has an article that mentions that the chicken tax is currently a piece of the puzzle in two trade deals that the US is working on, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both … Continue reading

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Demand for the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

So I have been meaning to go and have a closer look at one of these trucks for a while, but since I am not in a huge rush and since I still really want an Amarok, I’ve been putting … Continue reading

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Amarok(s) in Halifax?

I got an email from a reader who included some photos of an Amarok that were taken in the Halifax area with manufacturer plates. The pictures were retrieved from Facebook, they had been posted in the NSVW group. The pictures show … Continue reading

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Audi’s Synthetic E-Diesel

I recently saw an article over on Jalopnik mentioning about Audi’s plant in Dresden that is producing e-diesel. It seems like a simple enough process, however I’m sure that we would need a chemical engineer or two to fully explain … Continue reading

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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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