Coming in only a few days TFLtruck posted the Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Truck (Caddy) as restoration potential, here comes the modern day equivalent in the form of the 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck. This is actually a Saveiro Trendline CS with a few goodies and doodads added on to make it a new vehicle called the “Surf.” It will debut at the 2014 São Paulo (Brazil) Motor Show.
It’s basically a long, semi-hollow VW Golf with a 1.6-liter engine that makes 104 horsepower on ethanol and 101hp on gasoline – it’s bi-fuel. The only transmission is a five-speed manual connected to the front wheels. The 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck “Surf” will have an updated/unique interior (with fake lather seats, aluminum pedals and air conditioning) with exterior updates that include: 15-inch (alloy) wheels, fog lights, unique “Surf” exterior trim pieces and other, somewhat typical accents.
All in all, the 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck “Surf” is a fun-loving trim package with a hint of South American whimsey. Still, it’s a (semi) serious pickup truck that can hold a payload of around 1,300 lbs. A double-cab version for the regular 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck is available, but no word if the “Surf” package will be available on the four-door.
It would be interesting to see what something like the 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck “Surf” would be like in North America. There are many among us who need more cargo capacity than a hatchback or minivan can hold. Imagine what potential a lightweight, mini truck like the 2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Pickup Truck “Surf” would have among the self employed, fun-seekers and tiny fleets of economical delivery vehicles.
It could be awesome!
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