Tag Archives | Trucks

VW Mulls a Beefed-Up Amarok for the U.S.

We really are a truck nation, aren’t we? Volkswagen has been known as a maker of several types of vehicles, but not typically for its pick-up trucks. That changed a bit in 2009 when the German automaker introduced the Amarok in South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia and Europe. Basically anywhere but the […]

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Volkswagen Sponsors 2014 Winter Olympics with Massive Trucks

As the official vehicle sponsor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Volkswagen is providing about 3,000 vehicles to the organizing committee. Of those 3,000, however, none are likely to be as visually impressive as the Polar Expedition versions of the Amarok trucks Volkswagen built to conquer the Russian Steppes. Note: Amarok means “Wolf” in […]

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In Memoriam: The Section 179 Tax Break

Small business owners, take heed: a very useful tax break that you may or may not be aware of is expiring at the end of this year. Currently, Section 179 of the United States tax code allows you to write off the purchase of vehicles, particularly large vehicles and SUVs. The cost of these purchases […]

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