Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Volkswagen Tarok pick-up concept unveiled in Brazil

Volkswagen Tarok pick-up concept unveiled in Brazil

Aesthetically, the Tarok builds on the updated VW pickup aesthetic established earlier this year by the Atlas Tanoak concept in ny, which in turn was a neat generation leap over the 2010-present Amarok global pickup truck they now produce.

Dubbed the "next-generation pick-up", the Tarok is set for launch on the Brazilian market soon, though Volkswagen has yet to indicate whether it will be sold in any other countries.

The German vehicle company says the Tarok has "the versatility of a cleverly designed five-metre pick-up" with foldable rear seats and rear panel to fit larger, heavier items in the tray, with a load rating of around one-tonne.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept is powered with turbocharged 1.4 liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 148hp. 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.

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Underneath the Tarok Concept's stylish exterior design that combines an urban SUV and off-roader lies a powerful 1.4-litre TSI flex-fuel engine that develops 150 PS. Power is sent to all four wheels via the 4Motion system with terrain control and the rear suspension features independent multi-link arrangement. The brand furthermore adds the bakkie also "has the potential to boost Volkswagen's model range in other global markets".

The aforementioned variable loading area is central to the Tarok's design.

A "tailgate" in the back of the cabin and some clever folding seats mean the Tarok will be able to easily handle longer loads. The concept features modern amenities like a digital instrument panel and large infotainment screen.

The maximum load carrying capacity is claimed to be around one tonne. It runs on pure ethanol and gasoline-ethanol blend. Production models, though, will start out with a 2,0-litre turbodiesel unit also worth 110 kW.

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