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Why It's Not Coming Here: VW Amarok priced at $35k in Europe

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One of the last details concerning the Volkswagen Amarok, its price in euros, has been filled in: €26,203, or $35,260 U.S. in the ever misleading straight-up conversion from euros to dollars. Subtracting the 19 percent duty folded into that price in Germany, you're still left spending €21,224, or $28,555 U.S. That's what you call "Holy smokes!"

If we want to make the admittedly difficult attempt to put some context around that without diving into European taxes and price structures, let's take the Golf. The most basic two-door version is €16,650, or $22,399 U.S. Subtract that 19 percent duty and you're at €13,487, which is $18,144. That matches up quite nicely with the U.S. price for the base two-door model: $17,620.

Back to that bog-standard Amarok - at $28,555, you're just a grand short of a Ford F-150 XL Super Cab, which decimates the 122-horsepower Amarok in everything but gas mileage. By the time you get to the Amarok in Highline trim, you're up to 163 hp and you've added four-wheel-drive, but you've also got a €37,169 ($50,022 U.S.) bill before taxes and fees. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why there will be zero VW Amaroks sold in these fifty states. For the rest of you, start saving.



[source: PickupTrucks.com]

Why It's Not Coming Here: VW Amarok priced at $35k in Europe originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Even if it was $21,224 instead of €21,224, that is still a lot of dough for a 122 hp 4 cylinder.

GM please upgrade your Colo/Can twins to be world class leaders.

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All vehicles are more expensive in the US than in Europe. Autoblog's Golf comparison is faulty because it compares a well-equipped 2.5 model with the most basic Golf available in the world.

The real reason the Amarok isn't coming to the US is the "chicken tax," which makes all imported trucks prohibitively expensive. Amarok is priced similarly to the Navara (Frontier) and Hilux.

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OMG that price... it is the base price? For the basic 2WD white regular cab we saw photos of earlier? Or for the 4WD crewcab pictured?

Simple... build it in your new US plant, VW. No chicken tax. Or are you chicken?

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The irony is it looks like a tarted up Colorado! blink.gif

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All vehicles are more expensive in the US than in Europe. Autoblog's Golf comparison is faulty because it compares a well-equipped 2.5 model with the most basic Golf available in the world.

The real reason the Amarok isn't coming to the US is the "chicken tax," which makes all imported trucks prohibitively expensive. Amarok is priced similarly to the Navara (Frontier) and Hilux.

er, make that "more expensive in Europe than in the US"

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