Volkswagen Pickup To Debut Next Week In Germany
By: Mike Levine Posted: 09-16-08 08:37 PT
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Next week is Texas' annual state fair, where the latest pickups will be shown to the most important truck market in the United States. But nearly half a world away, a brand-new pickup will make its global debut in Germany.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced the centerpiece of its display at the 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover will be a concept version of VW's upcoming pickup.

Rumored to be called Robust or Taro II (after VW's Toyota Hilux-based pickups, produced from 1989 to 1994), Volkswagen describes its new rig as a "one ton," but spy photos put it more in what Americans consider to be the midsize category.

The VW will be manufactured at Volkswagen's plant in Pacheco, Argentina, starting in late 2009. Gas and diesel engines are expected to be available.

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