Pick-up trucks. Well they aren't usually the most favourable mode of transport for most people because if you were to buy a vehicle it would usually be a car or an MPV. Pickups never really crossed your mind unless you really had a need for it, for instance if you were in the construction business or if your work involved transporting huge items which a normal boot can't fit. But Volkswagen recently revealed the Amarok which actually means 'Wolf' in the Inuit language, or 'he loves stones' in romance languages of South America. Whatever you want to interpret the name as, you can't deny the fact that this looks ready for any natural disaster you throw at it.
If this pickup doesn't raise your testosterone levels, I don't know what else will. It looks aggressive yet contemporary. No signs of angular boxiness that comes to mind when you picture a pick-up truck in your mind. It looks purposeful yet does the job in style. Though no prices have been announced nor whether it will be brought in here, I just thought that this is worth a look. This model will have a payload capacity of up to 1.15 tonnes and a maximum towing limit of 2.8 tonnes. Under the hood there will be a selection of two 2.0litre TDI diesel engines which produce 160bhp and 400Nm of torque or 120bhp with 340Nm of torque. Both powerplants will have a 6 speed manual gearbox which will offer CO2 emissions of less than 200g/km.
So its environmentally friendly, does the job of a pickup well enough, and looks good. I don't see why this shouldn't be brought in to Singapore.