Volkswagen still looking at baby ute

US boss flags continued interest in reborn Rabbit pick-up

A baby Volkswagen ute to take on the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz continues to be ‘looked at’ by the German manufacturer’s North American subsidiary.

But even if it get the green light we’re unlikely to see such a vehicle in Australia, as the local VW division prefers to focus on the bigger and more capable Amarok.

Volkswagen Group of America has hinted at this ambition with its 2019 Tarok concept, backed up by CEO Scott Keogh suggesting a $US25,000 (about $A35,000) starting price.

VW also has a historic connection to the US small pick-up market, spinning a ute from the Golf (or Rabbit, as it was known in the USA) in 1979.

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