What's Wrong With This Picture: Hungry Like A Wolf Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture hungry like a wolf edition

What, you didn’t know that Amarok is Inuit for “Wolf”? Anyway, Forget Mahindra. Third-world compact diesel pickup fetishists can move their misplaced hopes for US-market salvation on Volkswagen’s Amarok. Not because VW is particularly likely to bring it to the United States, but because Auto Motor und Sport just posted a bunch of photos of the new single-cab version. Plus this sweet angle on the double-cab model. All this Eskimo wolf needs is a fire hydrant. And some magical way of passing EPA tests without an expensive diesel-scrubbing system. Not to mention a free pass on the Chicken Tax.

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  • Steve65 Steve65 on Jul 02, 2010

    Is that really a live axle and leaf springs back there? Sheesh. My 1994 Suzuki Sidekick has a more sophisticated (and damned durable) rear suspension design.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Jul 06, 2010

    Turbo diesel six speed manual please... Leaf springs in a pickup? The horror!!! GRIN! I want a small 4-door truck but I'm not willing to put up with full size truck mileage. The small CUVs and p/u's are getting 35+ mpg in Europe with turbo dieels these days. A small four door truck is the only way I can fit a truck into my lifestye. Hauling our kids too often to be without a backseat and I don't want to drive a freight train (see my coworker's F250 4WD crewcab that does taxi and grocery fetching duty).

  • Tassos And all 3 were ordered by Fisker's mother. Seriously, given Fisker's terrible record of Failure in the past, only an utter loser, (for example, VGhost or Art Vandelay?), looking for a BEV terrible enough to be a proper replacement of his 11 mile range Fiat 500E, would order one of these. (apart from Fisker's mother)
  • Tassos And all 3 of them were ordered by Fisker's mother.Seriously, after Fisker's DISMAL record of UTTER FAILURE in the past, only a GOD DAMNED MORON would order this one.
  • RHD Any truth to the unconfirmed rumor that the new, larger model will be called the bZ6X? We could surmise that with a generous back seat it certainly should be!
  • Damon Thomas Adding to the POSITIVES... It's a pretty fun car to mod
  • GregLocock Two adjacent states in Australia have different attitudes to roadworthy inspections. In NSW they are annual. In Victoria they only occur at change of ownership. As you'd expect this leads to many people in Vic keeping their old car.So if the worrywarts are correct Victoria's roads would be full of beaten up cars and so have a high accident rate compared with NSW. Oh well, the stats don't agree.https://www.lhd.com.au/lhd-insights/australian-road-death-statistics/