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    Volkswagen Looks Towards Vans and Pickups for U.S. Lineup


    • Volkswagen Looks Into Vans and a Truck for the U.S.

    Volkswagen is looking towards vans and a possible pickup as way to bolster its U.S. lineup and become something other than a niche player in the marketplace.

    Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen's head of the light commercial vehicle unit, Eckhard Scholz said the company is investigating whether or not to send some of their vans and possibly the Amarok - the only pickup VW builds at the moment - to the U.S.

    Pickup trucks are a dominating segment,” while there’s also a trend in the U.S. toward compact European vans, Scholz said. “We’re looking at both options intensively.”

    Now if this sounds familiar, Volkswagen of America CEO said something similar back in January. Michael Horn told Automotive News the company was looking into bringing a van over - be it the large Crafter van or small Caddy.

    Source: Bloomberg

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    This would be good for VW, they need to figure out how to crack the nut of the US market and get their sales going other than to the 60's era make love not war peeps. They clearly are not firing on all cylinders yet.

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    There are going to be more import brand cargo van models offered in the US than domestic ones very soon. 

     

    Domestic:

    Transit

    Transit Connect

    Promaster series

    Promaster City

    Express

    Savanna

    City Express

    Ram C/V

     

    Import:

    NV200

    NV1500

    Sprinter

    Metris

     

    Possibly:

    Caddy

    Crafter

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