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Here's a pick-up truck you'd want to own

By CheeJun on 20 Feb 2010

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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.

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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.

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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Watwheels Feb 20 2010 02:07 PM
wacko.gif Even with the most "sedate" 340Nm of torque, that's heck of a lot. For a petrol engine with that kind of pulling power would have to be the Volvo's 2.5T that has the same 340Nm. Imagine that...
Joseph22 Feb 20 2010 11:50 PM
imagine if it got a 6 speed dsg... wah... a pickup with DSG!!!
Mustank Feb 22 2010 10:42 AM
woohoo! mai tu liao!

hope they have a model which uses the torauge 5ltire v8 turbo tdi

but the seperation of the rear seats from the cargo is a real turn off

the 2nd row of seats also looks small
YagamiLight Jun 04 2011 02:02 PM
This is a nice truck. I'm looking for a truck right to replace my old one and this seems to be a good replacement. I've already decided what accessories I will put on this truck when I get it. A good custom truck grills would do.
YagamiLight Jun 04 2011 02:03 PM
This is a nice truck. I'm looking for a truck right to replace my old one and this seems to be a good replacement. I've already decided what accessories I will put on this truck when I get it. A good custom truck grills would do.
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