Would this Brazil bakkie work in SA?
Volkswagen has released a sketch of a new pick-up truck due to be unveiled at the Sao Paulo motor show next week. Yet to be named, but a likely replacement to the Brazil-market Saverio (the blue bakkie in the photo), this illustration depicts a double cab, but there certainly exists a market for a small single-cab in South Africa, where the Nissan NP200 has had the market all to itself since GM deserted the country and the Corsa bakkie was culled. The new VW bakkie will feature a variable loading area, which can be extended via a folding rear panel into the rear of the double cab. The urban-oriented bakkie will debut in near-production form to sit below the Amarok in VW’s range in the Brazilian market, although VW claims it to be a vehicle “suitable for other regions”. Said to be an all-wheel drive bakkie sitting on Polo's MQB platform; Polo is of course also built in Uitenhage.