Volkswagen, one of the most iconic car manufacturers in the world, has been producing vehicles for decades. While Volkswagen is most well-known for its cars, it has also released a few pickup truck models over the years. So, what years did Volkswagen make a pickup truck?
Volkswagen first released its pickup truck model in 1979. Called the Volkswagen Caddy, this vehicle was based on the popular Volkswagen Rabbit and was offered as both a panel van and a pickup truck.
The Caddy featured a 1.5L diesel engine and had a payload capacity of 800 kg (1,763 lbs). It was available with either two or four doors and could seat up to five people. The Caddy was produced until 1992 and during that time, it became one of Volkswagen’s most popular commercial vehicles.
In 1990, Volkswagen released the second generation of its pickup truck model – the Volkswagen Transporter T4. This version of the Caddy was larger than its predecessor and had more powerful engine options ranging from 1.9L to 2.5L diesel engines.
It also had an increased payload capacity of up to 1 ton (2,204 lbs) and could seat up to seven people. The Transporter T4 was produced until 2003 when it was replaced by the third generation – the Transporter T5 which is still in production today.
In addition to these two models, Volkswagen also released a special edition pickup truck called the VW Amarok in 2010 which featured an even bigger 2.0L Diesel engine with outputs ranging from 122 hp (90 kW) to 224 hp (165 kW). This special edition model also had an increased payload capacity of up to 1 tonne (2,204 lbs) and could seat up to five people depending on configuration options chosen by customers. The Amarok has become one of Volkswagen’s most popular commercial vehicles and is still in production today.
Volkswagen made its first pickup truck – the Caddy – in 1979 and it continued producing them until 2003 when it replaced it with the Transporter T5 which is still in production today. In 2010 they also released a special edition VW Amarok which has become one of their most popular commercial vehicles ever since then.