Volkswagen Tarok pickup is a transformable truck

VW Tarok Concept Breaks Cover, Previews Global Compact Pickup

The series version of the Tarok Concept will soon be launched on the Brazilian market, with barely any changes. 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 all-wheel-drive crew cab debuted at the Sao Paolo International Motor Show as a concept, but VW says it is set to go on sale almost as-is.

Measuring about five metres long, the Tarok features familiar pick-up cues like a double-cab body and a rear bed for storage.

The Wolfsburg-based brand says the unibody concept features a "large variable loading area", which can be extended thanks to a folding rear panel. As with the technical layout, the Tarok Concept has been designed from scratch down to the very last millimetre. Bischoff continues: "The Tarok's DNA adds an exhilarating dynamic to the segment".

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Volkswagen has yet to confirm when the Tarok will go on sale in Brazil, or even if other markets will get the pick-up.

Instead, those rear seats fold flat, with no bulkhead between their back cushions and the load bay, stretching your carrying capacity right out when you stow them away, while keeping the cabin waterproof when you flip them back up. 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.

Power for the concept is a 1.4L 110 PS four-cylinder TSI engine supporting TotalFlex Fuel with the ability to burn pure ethanol or an E22 blend. The suck-squeeze-bang-blow is sent to all four wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter. Volkswagen says that the Tarok-based production truck will base with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel TDI with the same horsepower.

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