Does VW Make a Pickup Truck?

Volkswagen has been in the automobile industry for over 75 years. The German carmaker has seen many successes, including the iconic Beetle and the Golf series.

But one thing that Volkswagen does not produce is a pickup truck. While there are several reports suggesting that Volkswagen will soon introduce a pickup truck, there is still no official announcement from the company.

The rumors of a Volkswagen pickup truck started circulating in early 2018 when VW confirmed that it was exploring the possibility of creating a midsize pickup truck. Reports suggested that the new truck would be based on the Atlas SUV platform and would feature a unibody design instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction. The design would be similar to other midsize pickups like the Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger.

Since then, VW has made several statements regarding its intentions to enter into this segment, but so far nothing concrete has happened. In 2019, Volkswagen revealed its Tarok concept at an auto show in Brazil which featured a unibody design with five seats, a short cargo bed, and an off-road package. The concept was well received but there’s still no sign of it entering production.

More recently, in 2020 VW released two concepts for electric pickup trucks: The ID Buzz Cargo and ID Buzz Cargo Maxi. It’s unclear if these concepts will ever make it to production but they do show that VW is serious about entering this segment.


At this point it’s unclear if Volkswagen will ever make a pickup truck or not. While there have been several reports and concepts released by Volkswagen indicating its intention to enter this segment, nothing concrete has happened yet. It may take some time before we see an official announcement from Volkswagen regarding its plans to produce a pickup truck.

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Susan Delgado