VW Tarok Concept Breaks Cover, Previews Global Compact Pickup

Postado Novembro 09, 2018

The compact Tarok, shown November 6 in Sao Paulo, "will soon" be offered in Brazil, the company said in a statement. The Tarok, described as an "all-wheel-drive all-rounder", attempts to merge SUV and pickup, with a full-size second row of seats and an adaptable load bed which can extend into the cabin by folding those rear seats down or removing them entirely. VW has already said that a production version of this concept will launch in Brazil "soon" with "barely any changes" from the concept vehicle. Volkswagen Tarok Concept looks quite ready for production and hence, it would be stretch for us to dub it as concept. This year's show doesn't disappoint, as Volkswagen debuts the clever, little Tarok Concept. Volkswagen claims that the Tarok can carry a maximum load of a tonne.

José Carlos Pavone, Head of Design Volkswagen do Brasil, revealed the pick-up concept.

One important design feature in the five-seater Tarok Concept is its variable loading area concept.

The floor space can be extended by opening the tailgate or using the brand new mechanism that allows the bottom of the passenger cab rear panel to be folded down, meaning drivers can also use the back seat in the cab to transport extra-long items. The Tarok pickup, however, is longer than the T-Cross SUV, which means the former sits on a slightly larger version of the MQB A0 architecture than the one on which the latter is based. While that's a certainty, we're more interested whether the Tarok will arrive in other markets as well.

VW keeps the Tarok purring down road and trail with a 148-hp 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder, created to run in Brazil as a Total Flex Fuel Unit on either ethanol (E100) or blended gas/ethanol (E22).

Tech-wise, the pickup concept gets VW's Digital Cockpit setup, a glass-covered infotainment system and digital air-conditioning controls. When it enters production, a 2.0 litre TDI engine will be added, delivering 150 PS as well.