Volkswagen’s head in the United States says that the company would give thought to bringing the Amarok pickup truck to the U.S. if the so-called Chicken Tax is repealed. In the 1960s, President’s DeGaulle and Johnson got into a spat and in response to a European tax on American chickens, the U.S. instituted a 25% tariff on a number of items including light trucks, probably targeted at the VW Bus.
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Ford Ranger. Volkswagen Amarok. Toyota Hilux. Chevrolet…err…Holden Colorado. These are the mid-size pickups that are unavailable to us Americans, a once thriving segment now hollowed out by market economics and unfavorable CAFE regulations. But the crew at PickupTrucks.com managed to wrangle the four up in Australia, and pick a winner in the segment. Read all about it here. We won’t spoil the surprise.