The VW Tarok concept pays tribute to a forgotten hero

The VW Tarok concept pays tribute to a forgotten hero”

The Volkswagen Tarok concept took the stage at the São Paolo Motor Show and is described as an all-wheel drive all-rounder designed as a next-generation pickup truck. However, it did say that it "will soon be offering a series version of the Tarok Concept on the market in Brazil" and "the avantgarde pick-up also has the potential to boost Volkswagen's model range in other global markets". Volkswagen Tarok Concept looks quite ready for production and hence, it would be stretch for us to dub it as concept. Built ground up - according to VW - the Tarok is based on the same MQB platform as the new crop of Volkswagens including the T-Roc and smaller T-Cross.

Volkswagen has succeeded in merging the practical advantages of the Tarok Concept with a lifestyle-oriented design.

Currently, Volkswagen's only real pick-up offering is the Amarok, but the Tarok is created to offer a pick-up with more lifestyle credentials; a ideal blend of size, convenience and ability, making it nearly a family vehicle, just one with load-lugging chops too. The bed itself is 1,206-mm long, but folding the rear seats down and opening hatch extends the space to 1,861 mm.

A few days ago we showed you a sketch of a new small ute planned by Volkswagen for the South American market that the company made no secret of the fact that it was considering it for a wider audience.

Meanwhile, a peek inside the cabin reveals a modern dashboard with a digital instrument cluster display, glass-covered touchscreen infotainment system, digital air-conditioning controls (covered here), and Cypress Metallic dashboard trim.

The maximum load carrying capacity is claimed to be around one tonne. However, the production variant will rely on a 2-liter TDI diesel engine making 110 kW (150 PS). As a result, drivers can also use the back of the cab to transport extra-long items.

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