Did Volkswagen Ever Make a Pickup Truck?

Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, has become synonymous with quality engineering and modern design. But did you know that Volkswagen also once produced a pickup truck? While it wasn’t a big seller and is relatively unknown in the US, the Volkswagen Pickup (also known as the VW-Porsche 914) was produced from 1975 to 1983.

The VW-Porsche 914 was based on the Porsche 914 chassis, and featured a four-cylinder engine with either an automatic or manual transmission.

It had a unique design that set it apart from other pickup trucks of its time, featuring sleek lines and an aerodynamic shape that gave it a very distinctive look. The truck had plenty of power for its size, making it an ideal vehicle for those who needed to haul cargo but didn’t want to sacrifice performance.

The VW-Porsche 914 was not a huge success in North America, where it was only sold in limited numbers. This was largely due to its high price tag – at the time of its release, it was one of the most expensive pickups on the market – as well as its lack of parts availability. As such, many motorists opted for cheaper and more widely available options instead.

Nevertheless, there are still some Volkswagen pickup fans out there who appreciate this unique vehicle for what it is – a rugged yet stylish truck that offers decent performance at an affordable price. If you’re looking for something different than your typical pickup truck, then the VW-Porsche 914 may be worth checking out.


Yes, Volkswagen did make a pickup truck – the VW-Porsche 914 – which was sold between 1975 and 1983. However, due to its high price tag and lack of parts availability in North America, it never gained much traction among consumers and remains relatively unknown today. Nevertheless, some Volkswagen fans still appreciate this unique vehicle for its rugged yet stylish design and decent performance at an affordable price.

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Susan Delgado