Persistent Rumours May 2016

For the last week or so, I have seen a couple of articles pop up on, I pretty much dismissed them as I couldn’t find anything to back them up. One article said that the 2017 Amarok was coming to the US and an article a day later said that there was no plans for an American introduction. Sounds like their writer’s aren’t comparing notes too closely.

I decided to wait to see if any other news would appear, today on, there was an article that stated “the 2017 Volkswagen Amarok expected to debut in the U.S. later this year”. This seem to confirm the earlier article, but they never quoted any sources. One comment quoted without a source the fact that the 2017 Amarok would be designed with US regulations in mind.

I suspect that VW may be considering the fact that the Chicken Tax may be going away within the next couple of years, speculation on my part, and if that happens then they could sell the Amarok in North America. If the vehicle is already spec’d for the market, they just have to do some minor logistics and start selling it here.

Again, only time will tell.

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2 Responses to Persistent Rumours May 2016

  1. Raynman Mann says:

    Just thought I would pass this along but my wife and I saw an Amarok driving on the 401 in southwestern Ontario on Friday May 20th, 2016. It was headed west and we were headed east. No sure of a plate of origin but it was dark blue and no denying it was an Amarok. Both my wife and I screamed when we saw it! They are here just not sure in what capacity?
    Also the first one I’ve seen in North America but I have seen them in Germany.

    • steve says:

      There is someone running around Southern Ontario with a Mexican plated Amarok. Look back to posts from last year and see if it the same one.

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