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 |  Oct 04 2010, 2:34 PM

Following on from the crew-cab version, Volkswagen has now shown a regular cab model of its Amarok light-duty pickup. Although VW still calls it a design study, expect a production version to look very similar when it goes on sale sometime in 2011.

For commercial buyers, in many respects the regular cab Amarok makes more sense than the crew cab does. For starters it has a 26-inch longer bed, allowing them to haul more stuff, but the best part? Equipped with a standard 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine it’s said to deliver up to 34.1 miles per gallon, while generating 122 horsepower and 250 lb-ft.

VW execs continue to deny rumors that the Amarok is headed for North American dealerships, which is a shame because we have to think it would find ready market starved for quality compact trucks.

[Source: Pickup trucks.com]