A few years ago Volkswagen toyed with the idea of creating a new SUV range that would be based on the Amarok/ Ford Ranger platform. A sketch depicting the car was drawn but the car eventually did not make it into production. Here is what it would have looked like.

A vehicle of this nature already exists of course, by the name of Ford Everest. Volkswagen has not had such a car, which would compete against the likes of Everest itself, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It would be positioned below the Touareg, get built on the ladder frame chassis of the Amarok and feature off-road capabilities. No reasons were given for the abandonment of the project, but we can speculate that the possibility of low sales was the main driving factor. After all, this is not a big market segment globally and even here in Mzansi.

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