VW's Hilux rival revealed

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:18 am

VW's Hilux rival revealed

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There has been much speculation about the imminent arrival of Volkswagen's first one-tonner and all that nail-biting appears to have paid off.

Images of what has been come to be known as the Robust have surfaced online ahead of its official unveiling at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover.

The four-seater double cab concept shown has been designed as a Search and Rescue vehicle complete with blue LEDs and tools that have been cleverly integrated into the load bay.

According to sources, the bakkie is not based on any existing vehicle platform and power will be sourced from the German manufacturer's latest range of common-rail turbodiesel engines.

In terms of design, the concept displays several design cues seen earlier on Scirocco and the Golf 6, particularly in the squared off tail light clusters.

Though still in concept form and bearing the very basic name, Pickup, the Toyota Hilux rival will apparently go into production in Argentina next year. This production model will be introduced in key markets, including South Africa, late in 2009.


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Eat your heart out VW, you can NEVER equal a HILUX!


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Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:28 am

Family_BullDog wrote:Eat your heart out VW, you can NEVER equal a HILUX!


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I agree........VW's is for those that want to be different at a additional price with no benefits........Must admit the Argentina plant will make me wonder about built quality ect............Has anyone been to argentina... :?: :?:

Its never equal to a Hilux, and will have to be "abused" similar to the Hilux of BBC topgear to try and show its worth.....And I will say, it wont make it afterall that punishment..... :D:
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:56 am

Family_BullDog wrote:Eat your heart out VW, you can NEVER equal a HILUX!
Ja, but will it fall over like the Hilux?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:01 pm

Were the Hilux not made and sold in Germany under the Volkswagen badge ?

I would imagine that they learned quite a bit with this venture.

Must admit that I like the truck, nice lines and not as flashy as the new Hilux.

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:05 pm

THe follow-up on this one?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:55 pm

Do your best VW :wink:

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:04 pm

This IS a Hilux... :shock: :shock: They did it before, why not do it again?? :twisted: :twisted:
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I saw the test mule they used to test the new VW bakkie, it was disguised as a Hilux! The VW mule's panels just fitted too well, so I've got a sneaking suspicion that it is based on the Hilux platform, jokes aside. :P
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:51 pm

Welll ... the topic of the news24 article says it all...... Hilux is the vehicle to beat. :twisted:
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:01 pm

price depending with vw quality.........and the 3.0v6 powerplant of 150 kw 550nm its going to sell. Whoever give seervice sells!
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But I'll bet it won't hold it's value like a lux.
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:19 am

Glad I have an SFA HiLux, it is distinctive. Now a-days, when you see a double or single, you cannot easily identify it – they all look the same.
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dalkill wrote:But I'll bet it won't hold it's value like a lux.
brother-in-law recently sold his polo. full house , paid cahs for it, and got half what he paid back two yrs later. The he still went and bought a golf TDI - why I asked with tears in my eyes.
Toyota platkarre do not all hold their value any better. Even normal 2x4 Hiluxes, my friend bought a SWB lux and lost a bucket when he wanted to trade it in 18 months later. At this stage not many cars will maintain their value

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Engel wrote:price depending with vw quality.........and the 3.0v6 powerplant of 150 kw 550nm its going to sell. Whoever give seervice sells!
http://www.cartoday.com/content/news/si ... sp?in=9321 also carries an article about this vehicle. They reckon 1.4 turbo petrol, 2.0 FSI petrol and 2.0 TDI motors can be expected... Ek vra jou!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Kaspaas wrote:
Engel wrote:price depending with vw quality.........and the 3.0v6 powerplant of 150 kw 550nm its going to sell. Whoever give seervice sells!
http://www.cartoday.com/content/news/si ... sp?in=9321 also carries an article about this vehicle. They reckon 1.4 turbo petrol, 2.0 FSI petrol and 2.0 TDI motors can be expected... Ek vra jou!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Might as well just be another Nissan... (but at least it's better looking! :twisted: )
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:15 pm

Scorpion wrote: Might as well just be another bollie Wagon (but at least it's better looking! :twisted: )


Scorps :cry:

Mind your Language Please !!! :o: :confused: :shock: :o

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Dadz Toy BFI wrote:
Scorps :cry:

Mind your Language Please !!! :o: :confused: :shock: :o

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Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:41 pm

Rich, I have to agree with Scorpion! Looks very luxurious enol, but probably as soft as a new-born lamb!


Elsewhere here I posted the new Hilux for 2009, not that looks nice!


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Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:56 am

Family_BullDog wrote:VW's Hilux rival revealed

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Let them bring it, it will never be as good as the real Hilux and look at the bright side :arrow: :arrow:

Nog 'n inferior brand wat die Hilux maniere kan leer :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:56 pm

Thats just another Hummer in disguise ,just show-off vehicles.One accident with that vehicle and it will cost u an arm & a Leg.It will never hold against the Hiluxes. :)
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Pype wrote:Let them bring it, it will never be as good as the real Hilux
Daai volla sal sy ou bande agter n Hilux aan gooi maar sal nooit n Hilux wees of beat nie sy hele spare wheel. :lol: :lol:
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