Volkswagen Tarok pick-up concept unveiled in Brazil

Mae Love
November 9, 2018

While a concept for now, VW's promising the Tarok will change little when a production version goes on sale in Brazil in the near future. There is a strong probability for it as the press release stated that avant-garde pick-up has the potential to boost Volkswagen range in other global markets.

The double-cab of the Tarok is suitably modern VW auto, with digital screens and car-like spec, the back seats can be folded down to extend the pick-up's flat bed lugging capacity, the front end is funky, there's a Targa-like roof bar and LED strip across the rear.

The Tarok Concept uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 148 bhp.

The concept version of the Tarok also features a panoramic sunroof, which may or may not be part of the final package as it's delivered to dealerships.

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The five seater has a Targa-inspired roof bar, three-dimensional LED lighting strip in the rear, while inside there's a a colour-keyed crossbar stretching across the entire dash panel surrounding a glass-covered infotainment system, digital air conditioning controls and a Digital Cockpit driver display.

Speaking of the bed, the Tarok's defining feature is the variable loading area that communicates with the cabin. While that's a certainty, we're more interested whether the Tarok will arrive in other markets as well.

The Tarok has a flip-down wall behind the rear seats that extends the length of the bed from less than four feet to over six when the seats are folded and nine if the tailgate is also opened. The TSI engine in the Tarok Concept is also combined with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen say that the production Tarok will be able to carry "around a tonne" in its tray. The mill is designed with a TotalFlex Fuel Unit specifically for the Brazilian market, allowing it to run on pure ethanol (E100) or the E22 blend.

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