Volkswagen has unveiled its Tarok pick-up concept at the São Paolo International motor show
31 October 2018

Volkswagen has unveiled a concept of its upcoming Tarok pick-up truck in Brazil. 

The four-wheel drive, mid-sized utility vehicle is expected to be released to the Brazilian market soon, with other markets to follow. It’s not currently destined for Europe, but is said to have potential as a vehicle “suitable for other regions”. 

Measuring five metres in length, the Tarok will sit below the Amarok in Volkswagen’s line-up of commercial vehicles. Styling elements such as a roof bar, rear-mounted LED lighting strip and contrasting trim details make the Tarok more consumer-friendly than the larger, more utilitarian Amarok.  

The Tarok’s load-carrying ability is enhanced by a collapsible bulkhead panel, allowing lengthy items to extend into the back of the cab.

The interior of the five-seater pick-up is similarly adapted for private use, featuring Volkswagen’s infotainment system, digitally-controlled air conditioning and colour-coded trim panels.  

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The concept vehicle is powered by Volkswagen’s 148bhp, 1.4-litre TSI engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Volkswagen claims the engine can be driven in Brazil as a TotalFlex fuel unit, using pure ethanol (E100). The first production Taroks will be powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with roughly the same power output. 

Based on Volkswagen's long-standing MQB platform, the new pick-up is described by the car maker as combining “the features of a digitally networked SUV and the versatility of a well thought out pick-up”.

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31 October 2018

"Digitally networked SUV"???

Anyone got any idea what that means

31 October 2018
Mikey C wrote:

"Digitally networked SUV"???

Anyone got any idea what that means

Yes - "pretentious twaddle".

And to think someone actually got paid to write that. Unbelievable.

31 October 2018

This is just a reworking if the Skoda Felicia Fun, which has rear seats in the bed like this. You pulled a sliding panel back to release them from the back.

1 November 2018

I assume this will be the next generation of the Saviero, the long-running Gol-based pickup VW offers in Brazil.

6 November 2018

5 metres long ? That’s a couple of Amaroks long 

6 November 2018
Bolida wrote:

5 metres long ? That’s a couple of Amaroks long 

 

No, it isn't.

An Amorak is 5.2 to 5.9 meters long.

6 November 2018

The interior has lost all switch gear and just a touchscreen, looks cheap, guess all this cost cutting will come to Europe soon enough.

7 November 2018
I've often thought if I ever owned a pick up with a double cab, that it would be utterly useless if you went to Ikea and bought say a wardrobe, as loaded too short. I guess this solves that problem and it's car based so drives well , but presumably would come under the pick up tax rules if it was imported . Interesting..

7 November 2018

Let's hope it's at least petrol for the sake of the planet. Sounds like one of those dodgy info-commercial thingys your never quite certain about.

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