Volkswagen Tarok concept: baby double-cab bakkie revealed!

VW Tarok Concept Breaks Cover, Previews Global Compact Pickup

And thus we admire the classiness of the VW Group's nod to the Skoda Felicia Fun, buried a little beneath the surface of this Volkswagen Tarok pick-up. 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. In fact, when the production version of Tarok does go on sale, an event VW has confirmed will be the case by soon in South America, its marketing placement would certainly be as a junior Amarok.

The striking feature of the Tarok Concept is its variable loading area concept.

Volkswagen makes clear that Brazil will serve as a test market for the Tarok, and that the response the truck gets there will determine if it spreads to other markets. This crossbar surrounds a glass-covered Infotainment system, digital air conditioning controls and a Digital Cockpit, which together form the main cockpit elements with all displays and controls on a single visual and operational axis.

After weeks of teasers, Volkswagen has finally taken veil off the Tarok pickup as concept.

Volkswagen say that the production Tarok will be able to carry "around a tonne" in its tray.

The Tarok concept is powered by a 1,4-litre four-cylinder TSI engine churning out 110 kW and mated to all four corners (4Motion permanent all-wheel drive is offered) via a six-speed automatic transmission. The floor space can be lengthened by opening the tailgate or using a mechanism that allows the bottom of the passenger cab rear panel to be folded down (you essentially temporarily sacrifice the rear seats). It runs on pure ethanol and gasoline-ethanol blend. The production version of the Tarok will be available with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel motor cranking out 110kW of power.

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