The history of the pickup projekt
Idea of the Pickup-projekt was born by question "Why isn‘t such a practical vehicle like the pickup present on the European Roads?"
There are two anwers to this question:
- Pickups which offer the comfort of a sedan are pickups for the US-market because they have for the European circumstances the deficit
that they are too big.
- Pickups which are offered by the Europeanmanufacturer orient to workmen. They are pure sloggers and with this image the people see them. They
are not "presentable".
In style of the success of the SUVs where the off-roader was transfigured for the European-market. This should also be possible for Pickups. The
high use for hobby, free time and job should be helpful.
The next step was the question "Which basic-vehicle should be taken for the project?".
For putting the the idea of building a cool vehicle into practise only a vihicle with a certain character was possible. Through the success of the
New Beetle in America and America as the epitome of pickup it was most attractive to put it into practise with the New Beetle.
On the basis of a pencil-outline it exposed fast that the proportions of the New Beetle are suitable to rebuild it into a pickup. On the basis of
a pencil-outline it exposed fast that the proportions of the New Beetle are suitable to rebuild it into a pickup. The pencil-outlines were improved
and the design was created.
Firmly convinced that we will develope a car from the outlines we got in thouch with VW.
June - July 2002
For put the finishing thouches a design-draft was built a 1:10 model.