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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Robust pick-up truck

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http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/30/spy-sho...-pick-up-truck/

Rumors of a German (or at least German-branded) pickup truck have been bouncing around longer than a Lamborghini sport-ute or Ferrari sedan, and may seem just as out of place. But the automotive paparazzi have brought the speculation back to the forefront, spying a developmental test mule of what is tipped to be a Volkswagen truck undergoing apparent cold-weather testing.

The vehicle spied appears to be the mid-size quad-cab short-bed pickup rumored to wear the Robust nameplate. A variety of cab and bed configurations are likely to be part of the package when it goes into production in Argentina. An SUV derivative is also anticipated to be part of the package, slotting in the Volkswagen truck line-up between the Tiguan and Touareg in whichever markets VW winds up offering it.

[source: Auto Express]

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Looks a lot like a reskinned Titan to me from the profile.

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yup. titan

This is a lot smaller though... it's supposedly designed entirely by VW (not rebadge; the mules just used a Hilux shell) primarily for South America. But seeing our fascination with trucks here, who knows... it might work here, especially since it won't compete with the established GM/Ford full-sizers.

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The pickup, if this is it, is a project of VW Nutzfahrzeug (which translates as Commercial Vehicles, although it's closer in sense to utility vehicles), which builds the Caddy and VW Transport vans etc., so it's intended as a working truck, not an alternative passenger vehicle.

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Rumors of a German (or at least German-branded) pickup truck have been bouncing around longer than a Lamborghini sport-ute or Ferrari sedan, and may seem just as out of place.

do they mean the already made LM002 and the Ferrari 456 GT Sedan? :AH-HA_wink:

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