MODEL SHOWS VOLKSWAGEN'S CONTINUED INTEREST IN PICKUP TRUCK
by: Michael Levine
The big news
from Volkswagen during the 2001 North American International Auto Show
was the Samba "Microbus" concept
vehicle. Located next to the Samba was this scale model Microbus pickup,
which quickly attracted our attention.
If you recall,
last year Volkswagen brought its AAC
concept pickup to Detroit and Dr. Ferdinand Piech, Chairman of Volkswagen
AG, is a well known pickup truck aficionado (his son even drives a Toyota
Tundra) but we still don't know if a VW pickup truck will return to these
shores though both concepts seem to bode well for this to happen.
design study is powered by a 3.2 liter V6 engine with 231 horses under
its near vertical nose.