The Volkswagen first appeared in 1933 at the urging of Adolf Hitler to create a fuel efficient car that could cruise at 62 mph and get 33 miles per gallon. Volkswagen translates into English as "people's car."
From 1952 until 1967, the Volkswagen trucks were introduced into the market worldwide. They were manufactured with both diesel and gasoline engines. The dropgate trucks were quite popular, with their unique sides that opened to reveal compartments on both sides.
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The most popular Volkswagen truck in the United States would have to be the Rabbit truck. These were made between 1980 and 1983. This model boasts a huge 45mpg fuel efficiency rating which is obtained from having a 1.5 liter diesel engine in combination with the lightweight truck itself. Volkswagen trucks can still be purchased on websites as Mascus.co.uk.
In 1996, with the opening of a new factory in Resende,South Rio de Janeiro, Volkswagen trucks and buses became the largest manufactured auto in Brazil. Volkswagen produces a full range of trucks, from light duty to super heavy duty. "A Volkswagen Truck for every kind of load," is one of the most famous marketing tools. This began the birth of the tailor made trucks. The super heavy duty Constellation is a semi with a sleeper cab. The Worker is widely used as garbage trucks, milk trucks and water trucks. The Delivery is in a class with semi-light trucks and cargo vans and is widely used for hot shot deliveries. It is specifically designed for pick ups and deliveries. The Volksbus can be purchased in sizes from 5 to 17 tons. It is used in many cities as public transportation. Volkswagen trucks also include military transport vehiciles.
A new 1 ton Volkswagen truck will be marketed internationally in 2010. Named Amarok (wolf), it will have quite a name to live up to.