For the last little while, it appears that Volkswagen Canada has gone quiet in some things, but with their Freedriving Tour moving across the country, the introduction of updated models for 2014 and other things it hardly surprises me. My last email to VW Canada took over a month to be responded to with the standard “nothing is planned, but we will make a note of your interest”, previously I had a response within a few days.
An email to VW Corporate from one of my readers, elicited this response:
We regret to inform you that presently we are unable to provide you with launch dates of the Amarok. However, as soon as a detailed schedule becomes available, we will inform our entire Sales & Marketing organization.
I read that as it is coming, but nobody is saying when.
I spoke to a reader who has recently started looking for a new vehicle, they said they may wait for an Amarok, but may need something sooner. Various VW dealerships were visited and questions about the Amarok along with current models were asked. One dealership said that they are getting about a dozen inquires on the Amarok a month, whenever there is a news article then more people start to ask questions. I see the same thing here on this blog, whenever there is a news article that comes out, I get a rash of extra hits.
As much as we will all love to be able to see an Amarok on a dealer’s lot here in Canada, it will be a bit longer, I’m still thinking 1-2 years at the minimum.