Spied: VW’s Hilux pickup rival

robust2Volkswagen’s has a new pickup on the cards, the “Robust”, and it has been snapped while out testing.

The following spy pics give us a good idea of what’s to come and show that VW is ready to take on the Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara when it goes on sale in 2010.

VW will offer a two-wheel-drive and “off-road capable” 4×4 version of the new pickup. This will give much needed practicality and flexibility to the global markets the Robust is targeted at.

All production will take place in Pacheco, Argentina and rumour has it that it might be sold locally too. By the way, “Robust” is the working codename, but the name may change before the bakkie gets shipped out to dealerships.

Source: wheels24

2 thoughts on “Spied: VW’s Hilux pickup rival

  • May 14, 2009 at 2:47 am
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    looks very bland with a touch of beige, at least mitsubishi tried somthing different with the triton. And unless its relatively cheaper than the Hilux it wont sell well here in Australia if it ever comes here.

  • September 15, 2009 at 8:48 am
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    it’s a prototype

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