Volkswagen’s Amarok pickup truck, which it sells overseas, could make the long boat trip across the ocean to American shores in the future. Recently, the company filed for a U.S. trademark for the Amarok nameplate. While this isn’t confirmation that the truck will someday come here, it’s a good indicator that VW is considering the possibility.
Volkswagen has never offered a legitimate pickup truck in the United States. You may vaguely remember the rare VW Type 2 bus pickup that looked like the hippie bus turned workhorse or the VW Rabbit Pickup truck that appeared in the 1980s. It was a mini truck with a boxy design and a small engine. Aside from those two options, a true, legit pickup truck has been lacking from the company’s offerings in the States.
Outside the U.S. VW offers the Amarok, a midsized real-deal pickup truck that competes with the likes of the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, and Toyota
Before you start saving up for your own Amarok, it’s important to note that the trademark filing is pretty broad.
All that means is that the company has opened the opportunity to bring the truck here. Not that they actually plan to. In fact, as