Volkswagen Tarok pickup revealed

The Volkswagen Tarok pickup truck

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. The all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the progressive features of the latest generation of digitally networked SUVs with the versatility of a cleverly designed five-metre pick-up.

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. VW confirms it by saying it "will soon be offering a series version of the Tarok Concept on the market in Brazil, with barely any changes".

The Tarok will be built on VW's modular MQB platform.

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VW keeps the Tarok purring down road and trail with a 148-hp 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder, created to run in Brazil as a Total Flex Fuel Unit on either ethanol (E100) or blended gas/ethanol (E22).

Inside, the Tarok has a customisable digital instrumentation screen, a high-resolution infotainment system, and colour-coded dashboard and door trim accents.

Volkswagen has unveiled a new small pickup with a transformable bed that can turn the little truck into a long-item hauler.

A panel at the rear of the cab, shifts open, to allow this elongation of the load area. Volkswagen claims that the Tarok can carry a maximum load of a tonne. Mated to it is a six-speed automatic gearbox and VW's 4Motion permanent all-wheel-drive setup.

If we are to ask Volkswagen, the Tarok pickup slots somewhere in between an urban SUV and an authentic off-roader. However, the production model will get a different powerplant because a 2.0-litre turbodiesel making 148 bhp will be the only mill available at launch.



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