Volkswagen Amarok Coming To America Thanks To Ford

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Earlier this year, Volkswagen and Ford announced a joint partnership that will see the two automakers produce commercial vans and a mid-size pickup truck.

Specific model details weren’t revealed at the time, but Automotive News reports that Ford and VW have signed an initial contract that will see the automakers co-develop a successor to the Amarok. It will be based on the same platform as the Ranger mid-size pickup to help VW cut production costs.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles CEO Thomas Sedran added that other joint projects with Ford could follow including additional vehicle projects, autonomous driving or shared use of electric mobility platforms.

The Volkswagen Amarok has never been sold in the US, but this could finally change with the successor as CEO Herbert Diess has previously said the Amarok will only be sold in America if Ford and VW join forces to develop a pickup truck. Now that an agreement has been reached, it seems very likely that the Amarok will finally arrive in America.

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